A Summer in Germany

  • Encounters

    Here are a few of the encounters that I have had, that have strayed out from the ordinary a bit.      I was riding a tram one day, and I was sitting in the front. A woman boarded the tram, and started muttering very rude things in the general direction of the two young men sitting across from me.   Read More...

  • My Daily Schedule

    Here is an idea of the kind of schedule that the Summer in Leipzig program will have. Monday through Thursday: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm: Regular Classes This is a pair of 1:30 class periods split by a half hour break. The first period is almost always a “normal” class.   Read More...

  • An Introduction (continued)

    This is the second of two posts, conceived before coming to Germany. I apologize at the crude order of posting.     The one stereotype I’m sure you are all familiar with is the industrious nature of Germans.   Read More...

  • The Sound Well

         The sound well in Speck’s Hof mall near Nicholaikirche is a very strange sight to see. It is a bowl of water about a foot and a half in diameter. The lip flattens out and continues several inches, with the end result being a top that is roughly two and half feet across.   Read More...

  • Excursion 1: Eisenach

    During the summer program here in Leipzig, we have the awesome opportunity to visit several nearby towns as part of the curriculum. The first of these was Eisenach. Eisenach is a small town, built up during Middle Ages.   Read More...

  • Welcome to Leipzig

    Welcome to Leipzig! Here are my impressions of the city after living here for a few weeks. Leipzig is roughly comparable to Oklahoma City: decent size, similar population, a fair number of modernizing programs, and fast-growing.   Read More...

  • Notes for traveling abroad

    My trip, all told, took thirty hours to complete. I flew from Columbus to Atlanta and then to Paris and Frankfurt, then took a high speed train to Leipzig. It was exhausting and stressful.   Read More...

  • A summer in Germany: A beginning

    -this is the first of a two part series composed before going to Germany- In this first post, I would like to do a number of things. First, welcome to this blog. I am writing this to keep track of my adventures abroad, to have something to hand to those curious about what I’m doing, to convince the doubters that study abroad is a good idea (or not), and to fulfill a requirement for a project for the Benjamin A.   Read More...

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