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Summer is nothing but 123 doors to open…

There are many things under the sun that a young and outgoing college student can do during the summer: lie out at the beach, go to concerts, sleep, go dancing, and sleep.

Financial Aid & FAFSA

 

The original plan was for me to discuss tips in avoiding sickness during the 1st winter weeks back at school, but I think WebMD and other sites have babbled enough on this topic. Instead, I wanted to share and perhaps get some advice on a proper timetable and action plan for financing my future academic year in the fall.

For those that are dependent in funding from sources besides your parents, I highly recommend looking into your next semester ASAP in the following ways:

Exkursionen!

Since I am only in Germany for 4-weeks, my program is jam packed with activity after activity. In most occasions this is great, here are some ex’s:

Ø  Berlin Zoo (ooooh a plecostomus)

Ø  Wittenberg

Ø  Potsdam Adventure Park/Rope’s Course (feel the burn!)

Ø  Open Concert by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The last activity on the list, however, carried a pretty interesting evening. After awkwardly smashed against Berliners in the rain for 30 minutes, I proceeded to enter the OUTDOOR Olympic stadium where the groups annually play. Before the procession of beautiful music, I spent my time arranging the perfekt tent using my umbrella and a few pages of Deutsch Vogue. Although showers of rain or neighbors grunting to my overwhelmingly intrusive umbrella constantly interrupted me, I enjoyed a glorious hour of orchestral gold that was simply unforgettable. Such a sad/annoying/awesome time! (picture is me wiith another lovely member from the trip, Brooke Wilson)

 

Alemania, Germany, Deutschland!

Hello fellow Arts&Science’ers! I am studying abroad through the Discover Germany Program at the University of Kentucky, an exchange program that offers a 4-week introduction to studying abroad and emersion of German culture in Berlin, Germany. Therefore, I have decided to create a smallish blog series on my adventure to not only share in my hopefully interesting entries, but to catalog this life-changing experience. Thus far, my trip has begun with a set of already new experiences. The journey commenced with a lesson or two on how to navigate air traveling in regards to packing and proper etiquette (it’s kind of awkward to sleep/eat/sit next to a stranger for an 8 hour flight). After flying for a total of 12 hours, I can confidently mark that off the bucket list.Till next time! (The picture below is myself with a fellow member of the program—Tisis Shalise—after our painfully long flight…don’t we look great!)

It's Summer Time!

If you have read my bio, which I assume you all of course have done, I briefly mentioned my longing for any good reads and the lack of time that always prevents this need from being fulfilled during the semester. Through the glory of seasonal breaks, however, I was given a morsel of precious time that I willingly sacrificed for some recreational reading. Although I read this book some time ago, I felt it was due a revisit so that I may be able to share the brilliance I found it to be with all of you eager minds. The book is called "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Please neglect its long title because it is totally worth a glance for those that are interested in entering the medical field or cellular research. So now that it's summer time, I encourage all of you to pick up this book and delve into this truly riveting story.

 

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