Osnabrück and Company

The rhythm of Muenster has finally begun to settle into a steady pace. Three weeks into this cultural exchange, my biological clock has adjusted to the 5 am sunrises and the 10 pm sunsets. As my other Rollins peers have already mentioned, it is strange knowing that our time in Muenster is almost at an…

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Danielle- 3

I can’t believe it’s already our third week in Münster!! The time is just flying by. This week was much more relaxing as I settled in to the daily routine of life here in Münster.  I have learned to allow myself ten extra minutes for my walk to class in the morning. This way I’m…

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Münster, Week 3

I cannot believe it has already been three weeks in Münster. Naturally, once a groove is set, it is easy to lose oneself in routine. For most of the week, I had honestly done exactly that. Being in class for 6 hours a day is pretty draining, so most of the time outside of the…

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Münster 3

This has been my favorite week by far. I feel that I’ve made the most progress in the last 7 days with my German than in the previous weeks here. I’m starting to feel more comfortable at speaking German with locals and am still enjoying meeting new people. The people of Germany seem to have…

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Ende of semester tradition

As I often do, I strolled through the Altstadt last Tuesday, a rather rain-beaten day.  On the square in front of the Lamberti Kirche an unusual looking crowd of young men was forming.  The longer I stood, the more young men congregated near the door to the church. I began to recognize signs of old…

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Münster Blog Two

This past week in Germany has been very exciting, with just meeting our host families to the World Cup final on Sunday. But it has also been a lot of work; each day we have class from 9 to 12:30 and then again from 1:30 to 3, which is pretty tiring. Some days I’ve taken…

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Journal entry zwei

Dear Diary,   So it’s been two weeks since I have arrived here and Germany, and now I think I’m starting to become German. Not only am I speaking German with people in school or at home, but I am also becoming accustomed to the German way of living. There are big differences here that…

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Sömmer Deutschland #2 7/17/14

Dear followers, This past week was amazing and both individually and collectively fulfilling. Individually, I have greatly improved my German and can actually hold a conversation with another grown person. Collectively, we have been exploring different parts of the city and aspects of life here in Münster.  In the past week we have traveled to…

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Münster, Week 2

I was so thrilled to be in Münster at such a time. So many events were/are taking place here that it almost feels like providence for me to experience all of them. A few days ago was the Münster Flohmarkt, the biggest outdoor flea market in Europe that exists for one night, then vanishes. It…

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Mittwochs, wir essen Fisch

One of the most charming parts of Muenster has to be its large, outdoor market. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, a colorful gathering of food sellers set up shop in the shadow of Muenster’s Gothic cathedral, as if they had sprung fully-formed from the bare, beaten cobblestones. Besides the obvious visual extravaganza, the smell of the…

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