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Alexander Smith: Co-op Tasks while Abroad

  Hello again! As promised, here is another blog post for your reading enjoyment. This post I want to focus on something that I have found to really be a bit of a struggle to deal with while abroad: that is, applying for and interviewing for co-op jobs. Since I am technically a pre-junior in ...

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Alexander Smith: Reisen- Travelling

Willkommen züruck to another blog post! While I have tried to focus most of my blog posts up to this point on things other than traveling, I do want to talk about some of the places I have traveled in Europe during my time here, and specifically to highlight some of the places that are ...

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Alexander Smith: Drexel Tasks

Hello again! With the busyness of the last few weeks abroad and doing some final traveling, I realize I’ve gotten a bit behind on these blog posts, but expect to see a bunch coming the next few days/weeks. In this post, I want to talk a bit about keeping in touch with what is going ...

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Alexander Smith: Aufenthaltserlaubnis- Foreign Residence Permit

Hallo again! In this blog, I want to talk about something that is pretty important for American students studying in Germany: The Aufenthaltserlaubnis. Yes, that’s a big word, in typical German style they combine a few words into one long one. In this case, the Aufenthaltserlaubnis is a Foreign Residence Permit that is required since ...

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Alexander Smith: Sicherheit in Europa- Safety & Security in Europe

  Hallo everyone. In this blog post, I want to talk a bit about safety and security in Europe, as there are definitely some differences between Europe and the United States when it comes to safety. In general, I have found that Europe is quite a bit safer than the u.s. Coming from the Philadelphia ...

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Alexander Smith: University of Mannheim vs. Drexel

  Hallo again! In this blog post, I want to talk a bit more about the classes here in Mannheim, and more specifically, to compare them to what I am used to at Drexel, as they are somewhat different. One of the big differences of course between Drexel and mannheim is the length of the ...

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Alexander Smith: Die Streiks- Strikes

  Hallo everyone! I’m currently writing this blog from a Thalys high speed train to Brussels, Belgium. The reason I ended up coming to Brussels is going to be the subject of this blog post… The multiple strikes by one of the train drivers unions for Deutsche Bahn, the GDL. In the last few months ...

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Alexander Smith: Rhein-Neckar Region

  Welcome back to another blog post. In this post, I want to talk a bit about the region that Mannheim is in, and about some of the other places nearby that are a short and easy visit to make. One of the great things about studying abroad, especially in Europe is the ability to ...

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Alexander Smith: Fremdsprache-Foreign Language

  Hallo, and welcome back to another blog post! I realize I’ve been behind on posting these, so my apologies for that. In this post I wanted to talk a bit about what might be one of the biggest challenges when studying abroad in a place like Germany (or almost anywhere in the world), which ...

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Alexander Smith: Stadt Mannheim

  Hallo everyone, and welcome back to my blog. I realize I’m a bit behind on submitting the blogs as I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling… more on that in another blog post. In this post, I want to talk a little bit more about the city of Mannheim itself, in particular, some ...