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  • New Years in Stuttgart
    By Samantha J.
    After celebrating New Year's Eve with my host family and friends, I left New Year's Day for Stuttgart to visit my Oma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The train ride was...keep reading
  • The Lion King in Hamburg
    By Samantha J.
    One of my Christmas presents from my host parents and my real parents was tickets to see the Lion King in Hamburg. My host family and I were all supposed...keep reading
  • Christmas Time!
    By Samantha J.
    We celebrated Christmas a few days ago and it was amazing! Spending time with my host family and enjoying the holiday spirit was so much fun. My younger host sister...keep reading
    By Tiernan G.
    A host family switch is often seen as the worst case scenario for many exchange students. In preparation for our year, we talked through countless possible host family conflicts and...keep reading
  • Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas Markets)
    By Samantha J.
    Germany loves Christmas! Because there’s no Thanksgiving here, Christmas decorations started going up nearly half-way through November. One of the biggest ways Germany celebrates Christmas is with Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas markets)...keep reading
  • November
    By Tiernan G.
    It’s definitely been a minute since I wrote a blog post. I’ve been holding out because I wanted to write about Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving was almost a week ago. To be...keep reading
    By Samantha J.
    I haven’t really been “home-sick” since my first week with my host family. Today was the first day in a while that I’ve truly felt a bit home-sick. That’s because...keep reading
  • Hannover for the Day
    By Samantha J.
    Mariel came to visit me this weekend, so on Saturday, we took the train to Hannover together. This was supposed to be simple. We only had to switch trains once,...keep reading