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About cpolivoda01

traveling, talking, thinking, discussing, laughing and trying to make sense of global and social justice issues

My Classes at the Universität Trier

There are an innumerable amount of things I love about Germany!  In fact, I’ll probably dedicate a blog post to some of them, soon.   And if you spend even a moderate amount of time with me, I am sure you … Continue reading

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Host-Families Help put Studies into Context

Although it’s not typical of a study abroad experience, I have to dedicate at least one post in my blog to my German host-family!  Without them I wouldn’t really know German or half as much as I do about German … Continue reading

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Germany’s amazing stance on the Environment and Sustainability

Last week after an International Round Table, the senior Global Studies majors who recently returned from our experiences abroad were discussing what role sustainable energy and the environment played in discourse in our respective countries.  I was excited to share … Continue reading

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Traveling around Europe

The first time I was in Germany I had the opportunity to travel a bit around Europe but mainly around Germany itself.  It was a great experience because I have seen more of Germany than many Germans have.  (Isn’t that … Continue reading

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Benefits of Bilateral Exchange

Hamline has a strong relationship with the University of Trier which makes our bilateral exchange program great!  Although students from Hamline can study at a vast variety of universities all around the world, I was happy to study at a … Continue reading

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you know, that culture shock thing they warn you about. . .

Anyone who has studied abroad has heard warnings of culture shock! These didn’t really apply to me so much for my study abroad experience.  I felt quite at home from the start. . .but that’s not to say I’ve never … Continue reading

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Introductions and General Info

I am a senior at Hamline University majoring in German and Global Studies.  For spring semester 2010, I studied abroad in Trier, Germany.  This blog will primarily detail my experiences during the semester but also touch on other time I … Continue reading

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