American Company in Germany

Since this final blog post is focused around my perspective and cross-cultural experiences, I find it only fitting to write about my experience at Proctor & Gamble in Frankfurt. Based off anecdotes from other friends conducting internships elsewhere in Germany, I found it commonplace to have traditional and hierarchal work environments, with rigid systems and…

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Fear and Loathing in Hamburg

Considering whether or not to spend some money on myself this weekend, I heard the wise words of Tom Haverford ring softly inside my head: “…treat yo’ self!” It was decided– I would visit my friends in Hamburg for the weekend. I searched and searched for the the cheapest possible tickets in order to ball as…

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Internship soon

The time for me to conduct my internship semester in the DDP program has finally come, and I could not be more excited. It feels great to say that the difficult application process with Proctor & Gamble was worth it. Starting February I will begin my internship position in Brand Management in Schwalbach. Although I do…

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October

To me, October has always been a month of transition. The sun sets earlier, the weather becomes cool and crisp, and the drawn-out languid grasp of summer gets shaken off. In Germany, this effect only seems to have magnified. I knew the change in climate would be more noticeable in Germany, since Orlando does a…

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German Grocery Stores

If you have never been to Germany, you’re bound to run into some unexpected cultural experiences. The thing that left the strongest impression on me, by far, was the German Grocery Shopping Experience ™. Back in the United States one gets used to the comfort and surplus of American culture. A nice bagger helps you put…

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Headed for Germany !

Although I had been anticipating my study abroad in Germany for a long time, it always felt like it was something that would happen in the far future. Even as I was completing some final pre-departure errands, the fact that I would be leaving for a year and a half never really hit me. It…

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