Halloween in Germany? Yes it’s a thing!

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…

Homecoming Party in Germany, Global Finance Lecture & Student Parliament

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…

(Re)Visiting Darmstadt

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…

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Germany (& failing)

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…

Budgeting my Life (I Need a Job)

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…

A New Flat for Christmas (oh, & a Party)

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…

Dead Week = Studying + Exams

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…

Finals Week (but Mostly Christmas Markets and Parties)

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…

A Traditional German Christmas in Bremen

Between working the majority of my winter break and how expensive plane tickets are, I knew a long time ago that I would be spending the holidays and my birthday away from family. As many of you may know from my last post, I was invited to stay with my friend Ivana and her family for…

Adventures in Bremen

In case you didn’t see from my last couple of posts, I’m in Bremen! I caught an insanely early train on Christmas Eve and spent Christmas with my friend Ivana and her family. I spent the full week after Christmas at their house, had tons of fun, and tried lots of new food. Keep scrolling for details!…