The last week of my first semester in the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has come to a close. Boy was it a busy one. Here’s what I did this past week. Christmas Market in Darmstadt I started the week taking a little break from studying for finals to visit my friend from Darmstadt. We exchanged … More Finals Week (but Mostly Christmas Markets and Parties)
Well this post is going to be short and maybe a bit boring. Last week was a break for students to concentrate on studying for the upcoming finals week. At Washington State University (my alma mater) students and professors alike fondly referred to this time as Dead Week. Whether that was because the campus was … More Dead Week = Studying + Exams
Just a quick update on the happenings of last week. Christmas Party The Frankfurt School held a party for all the different Masters programs last week which was pretty fun. There was great conversation and lots of gluhwein had by all. For those who don’t know, gluhwein is a wonderful spiced, warmed red wine drink … More A New Flat for Christmas (oh, & a Party)
Week number twelve was a bit more laid back than usual but as always, here’s my weekly update. Christmas Concert Sunday evening some organization rented out our roof to organize a Christmas concert. I got dressed up and stayed for a bit but it was very cold and I could hear the concert just fine from my … More Budgeting my Life (I Need a Job)
Honestly, being only a little bit late with my update is going to be counted as a win in my books. A lot’s happened this last week, and a lot’s coming up next week. Let’s get into it! Doctors Appointment So, you may or may not have seen my post in the summer about prescriptions and my … More Celebrating Thanksgiving in Germany (& failing)
This week turned out to be a bit lazy but I still have some fun stuff to share with you all. Darmstadt On Monday I went to visit my friend from Darmstadt. It was so good to see her after having not seen her for over a year. We went for coffee, ran a few errands, and … More (Re)Visiting Darmstadt
Back on track! Boo-ya! Globalization through Finance Lecture The first event from this last week was an absolutely amazing lecture by Dr. Frannie Leautier, Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank. It was honestly a bit sad to see how small the turnout to the event was. I think a lot of my fellow classmates … More Homecoming Party in Germany, Global Finance Lecture & Student Parliament
I don’t know how the heck I’m still behind on blog posts! I thought that I had caught up until I realized that Halloween was two weeks ago instead of one. Oh well, here’s what happened regardless. Halloween I know that Halloween is an American holiday and I had been told numerous times not to … More Halloween in Germany? Yes it’s a thing!
The halfway point turned out to be very symbolic this semester. A couple of major decisions were made this week indicating an established level of confidence and security in our new environments. Concentrations The major event for this week and in fact, a major landmark for the entire program was the official selection of our concentration. The Frankfurt School … More MoF Concentrations & a Cringy #TBT
Why am I getting worse instead of better at releasing my blogs on time?! Financial Technology Conference The major event of this week was attending a small conference about an upcoming financial technology alliance called the European FinTech Alliance. Even though it was very small, we got the opportunity for some great networking and a bit … More Officially a German Resident!