Smith Goes Global Blog

Auf wiedersehen, Berlin!

I have now been home for a few days after coming back from my semester long journey in Europe. It was certainly an unforgettable experience, and I am very glad that I made the...

Christmas Time in Germany

Weihnachten (the German word for Christmas) time is a very scenic and picturesque season in Germany. Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) are located everywhere around Germany, but especially in Berlin. I visited three different markets in...

Impressions of Native Germans

While visiting Europe during their Thanksgiving breaks, my family stayed with my father’s German friend who lives in Berlin, as they were friends during college. It was really interesting to get to see a...

Trip to Prague

Although this was the first year that I was not able to make it home for Thanksgiving, some of my family used their Thanksgiving break to make the trip to Europe. It was great...

Ten Immediate Re-Entry Challenges

Source: https://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/alumni/re-entry 1. Boredom After all the newness and stimulation of a student’s time abroad, the return to family, friends, and old routines (however nice and comforting) can seem very dull. It is natural...

Mid-semester break – part three

On the final leg of my mid-semester break trip, we visited Brussels, Belgium, and Cologne, Germany. We spent just one day in Brussels, as it was a last minute decision to visit at all....

Mid-semester break – part two

After departing Amsterdam the next morning, I took a bus to Belgium. I had to switch from the bus to a train in Antwerp, Belgium, so I got to see the city’s center, but...