Category: University of Mannheim

Safety In Mannheim

Because the constant fear of dying looms over potential study abroad students and their parents, I figured now would be as good of a time as ever to discuss the safety in the city of Mannheim. I want to start of by saying that despite Mannheim’s title of city, it feels more like a town. ...

What’s That Smell???

As I grew accustomed to living in Mannheim, I couldn’t help but notice a slight yet distinct scent that permeated the city. Particularly strong during the day time, I was constantly being bugged by my brain as to what it could possibly be. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad smell, but it wasn’t ...

Discussing American Stereotypes

Before I left America, I was told time and time again that I would be constantly asked questions regarding life in the U.S., our politics, our laws and regulations, and anything else that could possibly be associated with Americans. What I wasn’t prepared for, was the number of students I’d meet that have an incredibly ...

Turkey Dinners in Deutschland

I’m going to be honest, when I knew I was going to be studying abroad during one of my all-time favorite holidays, I was disheartened. Stuffing is one of my top favorite foods, how was I going to go to a country and not be able to celebrate a day that encourages me to eat ...

Football or Soccer…?

This past weekend, me and a couple of my fellow study abroad friends decided to go see a German football game. Because Mannheim is located so close to Frankfurt, we thought this would be a fun and exciting day trip out of the city. To our surprise, we were not only shocked by the amount ...

Eating in Mannheim

I’ve been putting off writing about the food here for quite a while now – but I promise it’s for a valid reason. I wanted to really settle in and actually experience the various culinary options Mannheim had to offer me. So here I am, two months into my study abroad experience, finally ready to ...

Face-To-Face With Destruction

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting one of the most well-known cities in the entire world: Berlin. As the capital of Germany, it’s also one of the most popular cities in the European Union! Thriving with culture, politics, media, science, and history, there is a ton to do for tourists ...

Maneuvering Language Barriers

There I was, standing on my tip-toes in Santander, clutching my bank card so forcefully that I genuinely believed it would snap into two meager pieces. That morning I had been expecting a delivery, however, to my dismay, I somehow missed the delivery service knocking on my door, and would have to call the company. ...

German vs. U.S. Grading System

When I was applying to study abroad, I knew that the most important part of my decision would be the credibility of the school I would be attending (that is of course after factoring in travel opportunities, food, and fun). I chose Mannheim University because it’s known throughout the world as one of the best ...

Halloweentown in Germany?

Everyone who knows me well knows that Halloween is one of my all-time favorite holidays. The trick-or-treating, the costumes, the pumpkin carving, the horror movies, the apple picking, and of course, the widening waistline from all the sugar devoured during this month-long event. When I was younger, I was always aware of the heartbreaking fact ...