Study Abroad: Media in Germany

Study Abroad: Media in Germany

May 15- June 3, 2012 Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, and Bonn This study abroad program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Modern Languages and the School of Journalism & Broadcasting. Follow us as we explore the media in Germany. – Who are the major players on the German media scene? How does the media work … Continue reading »

Berliner Trabrennbahn

Berliner Trabrennbahn

Professional Interest Project Emily Patton 5/30/12     For my professional interest project, I investigated one of Berlin’s two horseracing tracks, the Berliner Trabrennbahn. As a young girl, I began watching the sport of kings and hoping one day I’d be involved in a career that worked with the unbreakable athletes and powerful horses. The … Continue reading »

Apprenticeships in Germany

Apprenticeships in Germany

Hayley Hilbert Cultural Project Report –   While visiting the school where my host parent Silke Schröder teaches, I had the opportunity to meet several students and to compare and contrast the higher education systems of Germany and America.  Silke’s students were all in apprenticeships, on their way to becoming chefs. In Germany, 97 percent of … Continue reading »

Video essay

Video essay

Post by Jayme Powell “While Studying in Abroad in Germany, I realized how important public transit such as Trams, S-bahns, U-bahns, and trains are. They are all great alternatives to driving. This is a compilation of videos and pictures from my experience using these different forms of transit in Germany.” http://vimeo.com/43501877

Family Time

Family Time

May 30, 2012  Post by Roger Langley – Meeting with my host family for the first time was a pleasant event on the trip to Germany.  The Schmidt family at first impression was a relaxed kind of people.  This turned out to be true for the stay at the Schmidt house.  Not too many words … Continue reading »

The Ever Changing Culture

The Ever Changing Culture

May 30, 2012  Post by Naomi Driessnack – Culture would be absolutely nothing, boring, and empty without people. People give life to ideas, social structures, traditions, and experiences. Germany’s culture is most assuredly held tightly in the hands of the people displaying it to onlookers. I have come into contact with rude and bitter as … Continue reading »

When in Germany

When in Germany

May 28, 2012  Post by Jayme Powell I have left the comfort of my home in Bowling Green, traveled from city to city here in Germany with my group on many forms of transportation (all the while dragging our luggage with us), have stayed at three hostels and even slept on an overnight train. I … Continue reading »