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Letters from Abroad

Jane Feldmann ’15, Abroad Columnist

January 30, 2014

Here at the University of Bremen, classes are finally winding down to the final weeks, which can only mean one thing: work, work, and more work.  After the glow and charm of the wondrous Christmas markets died down, and people...

Letters from Abroad

Jane Feldmann ’15, Abroad Columnist

December 6, 2013

  On Sunday evening, the Dickinson in Bremen program took us all to see a Werder Bremen soccer game at the Weser Stadium.  I am definitely not the person to ask if you want to understand how soccer works – the o...

Letters from Abroad

Janie Feldmann ’15, Abroad Columnist

November 22, 2013

To be honest, if you are going to a city for the beauty, you should not go to Berlin. This city is by no definition beautiful – it is grungy, grey and graffiti-filled. But Berlin has some of the coolest history of any city,...

Letters from Abroad

Janie Feldmann ’15, Abroad Columnist

November 14, 2013

I have been living in Germany long enough that I feel reasonably comfortable talking about the different dialects in the north and the south. Though I have not yet had the opportunity to hear certain regional varieties (such...

Letters From Abroad

Janie Feldman ’15, Abroad Columnist

November 7, 2013

For the past two weeks, Bremen has been host to the annual Freimarkt festival. Otherwise known as Ischa Freimaak, this festival is the second largest in all of Germany next to Oktoberfest. For some reason, I was not expecting...

Letters From Abroad

Emily Fineberg ’15, Abroad Columnist

November 7, 2013

During my freshman year at Dickinson, I went to German table almost every week, which meant that I heard lots of Bremen stories from the seniors who had spent the previous year there. Many of these stories involved Jens Schroeder,...

Letters from Abroad

Janie Feldman ’15, Abroad Columnist

October 17, 2013

Autumn has finally arrived in Northern Germany, and with it has come the expected rain and grayness. Surprisingly, though, this has not put a damper on anyone’s spirits, perhaps because we have taken some pretty spectacular...

Letters from Abroad

Janie Feldman ’15, Abroad Columnist

October 10, 2013

My long-awaited arrival in Bremen has finally come and to be honest I am very grateful to be here. I always feel that the anticipation of a future plan is much worse than the actual occurrence itself. It is stressful leaving...

Letters from Abroad

Janie Feldmann ’15, Abroad Columnist

October 3, 2013

This weekend at the legendary Oktoberfest in Munich can only be described as insane. My first observation upon arrival at the bus station was that literally every other person was decked out in traditional Tracht. Seriously...

Letters from Abroad: The Trust Factor

Janie Feldmann ’15, Abroad Columnist

September 19, 2013

As much as I have willed it not to, my time in Freiburg is slowly coming to an end. Though I would gladly stay here for another month (or two or three), it has been nice to reflect over the past few weeks about what I have learned...

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