While studying abroad in Germany, you will be confronted with both the efficiencies and quirks of a new society and culture. No matter how much you read and prepare before you leave, there will always be a learning curve when adjusting to life in another country, but hopefully the following tips will help you to avoid some uncomfortable situations when going about your everyday life in Germany. Language Don’t rely on speaking English. You may just be a beginner, but using whatever German language skills you have will get…

It’s amazing how quickly human beings can adapt to new circumstances and surroundings. You will find that during the time you spend in Germany, some of the cultural and social practices will not only start to make sense to you, but become second nature. After studying abroad in Germany, you are sure to experience some reverse culture shock when getting settled back into life in the United States. Some of the questions you are bound to ask yourself when settling back in at home after studying abroad in…

I guess a better question would be “What didn’t I love about studying abroad in Germany”? The year I spent as a student in Germany has completely shaped my world view, and forever changed the way that I live my life. There are countless things that I loved about my host country, but here are a few: The People While many Germans may seem initially reserved, the ones that I met while studying abroad were nothing but welcoming, kind, and fun. My German friends taught me a lot…