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On Homesickness and Heimweh

The German language has the most appropriate word for homesickness: Heimweh, from “Heim” meaning home and the verb “wehtun,” meaning to hurt or ache. The English equivalent just do[...]

Interning Abroad

When I left Germany after studying abroad for 10 months, the first thing I did was start trying to figure out how to get back. I didn’t care what I did, as long as it was in Ge[...]

My Travel Philosophy

Emily Caskey shares her personal philosophy on traveling: "It's not about what you see and what you do, it's about who you see and do it with, even if that person is yourself."

Top 10: Berlin, Germany

Welcome to the first installment of a series of Top 10 posts here at Study Abroad Spotlight. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite places and spaces in Berlin.

On Learning German

As a native English speaker, it can often be frustrating and discouraging learning a foreign language abroad. Our first guest blogger Emily Gauld is here to help!

Emily Caskey

Emily studied abroad in Rostock, Germany. After teaching German as a foreign language for 2 years then interning for 2 summers in Berlin, she received an MA in German Literature an[...]

Dario Rainone

Dario studied abroad in Bochum, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently finishing up his engineering degree at Drexel University.

Julie Lohr

Julie studied abroad in Wurzburg, Germany and Taizhong, Taiwan. She also taught English for two years in Shenyang, China. She now works as the Regional Director for New England at [...]

Kristine Zamastil

Kristine studied abroad in London and Exeter England as well as interned in Prague, Czech Republic. She is now the Managing Director of ESAC and a visiting professor at the Univer[...]

Emily Sweeney

Emily studied abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She worked for 5 wonderful years at AIFS, a study abroad program provider based in Connecticut and is now teaching English in M[...]

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