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Traveling with Maryland-in-Barcelona

Traveling with Maryland-in-Barcelona

As I’m sure everyone expects, the greatest perk of studying abroad in Europe is the quick access to traveling every weekend. In my short 3 months here, I have already visited Copenhagen, Nice, Monaco,...

Culture with Maryland-in-Barcelona

Culture with Maryland-in-Barcelona

The biggest difference between studying in America and studying in Spain is definitely the cultural differences in what is normal and acceptable. For example, my classes at UMD are not required and often, some...

Vallendar, Germany: The City

Some people seek out the big city for their study abroad experience. And power to them! I myself am a big fan of exploring large urban areas, and the rich, ever-evolving cultural offerings they...

Weekend trip to Berlin

Weekend trip to Berlin

Berlin, the capital and largest city of Germany, is a world city that is a leader in culture, politics, media and science. It is interesting to note though that Berlin is relatively young when...

German Fußball Culture

German Fußball Culture

Germans absolutely live and breathe Fußball or football or soccer or whatever else you call it. One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to time my visits to certain cities that...

Der Rhein

Der Rhein

Der Rhein is the largest river in all of Germany and I coincidentally live on it.  The Middle Rhein Valley has one of the largest castle/square km ratios in the entire world. That is...

Cuisine of Germany

Cuisine of Germany

Currywurst When one thinks of food in Germany, their mind immediately goes to sausages like Bratwurst or Weisswurst or the thousands of types of crunchy and flavorful Brot. Yes, these are very common foods...

Academics with Maryland-In-Barcelona

Academics with Maryland-In-Barcelona

One of the main reasons I chose to study abroad in Barcelona was because of the opportunities to take classes that fulfilled my major requirements. This semester I am taking International Finance, Strategic Management...