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How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

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Studying abroad is a life changing experience. It opens our eyes to the rest of the world, and allows us to experience living in another place outside our regular comfort zone. And for many students.. it’s just flat out cheaper than studying at an American University. But getting over that first hurdle, trying to figure […]

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

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Seems like the hottest trend in the past few years is Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions. There are even German Themed Monthly Gift box subscriptions! And why not? It’s the Gift that keeps on giving. Every month a surprise box arrives on the doorstep, filled with goodies! The German Monthly Gift boxes are generally filled with […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

What is a Schrebergarten? Little Gardens with Little Huts in Germany

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You are traveling along in Germany, and suddenly on the side of the railroad tracks, there is a cluster of fenced in tiny houses surrounded by small gardens. Are these actual homes? Are they campground for seasonal workers? Is this where the Garden Gnomes live when they aren’t in your garden?? Actually, these little plots […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

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We are headed into German Festival Season… Maifests, Germanfests… and the king of all German Festivals … OKTOBERFEST! Whether or not you wear a Dirndl, it’s always fun to wear Dirndl Jewelry. Necklaces, chokers,  bracelets or earrings can help you express your personal style… and show off your love for Germany! There are simple styles, […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

Symbolism of Maiglöckchen, Lily of the Valley, in Germany

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On May the first, or Maitag, and throughout the month, everywhere you look, you will see Maiglöckchen or Lily of the Valley. Flower shops sell bouquets and small posies, you will see image on cards, and people love to give them as a special sweet smelling token of happiness, joy and love. What made these […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

Aldi German Week- Searching for Aldi German Products in America

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Seems I’m always getting messages and comments about how someone was able to get something from Aldi US… or NOT get something from Aldi US. Truth is, I don’t live near an Aldi… my only Aldi experience until recently was Aldi Germany. HOWEVER! Wonder of wonders… while visiting my parents in Southern California, I was […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

Celebrate Maifest in America and Canada… Find Events HERE

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Hummel Figurine – May Dance Millenium Maifest 2000 Maifest is a celebration of the arrival of spring. This old tradition has deep roots in Germany, and became an official German Holiday in 1934. To learn more about Maifest, click here–> What is Maifest? Today, like many other traditions, Maifest came to America with German immigrants […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

Chicken Döner Recipe – Erzatz Döner You Can Make at Home

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  Let me start by saying that this Chicken Döner Recipe is not the same as visiting your favorite Döner stand in Germany at 1 am looking for delicious nourishment to get you through an evening of celebrating with friends. BUT… it’s a pretty darn good recipe, and it might just satisfy your cravings for […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

What is Oktoberfest Bier? And what makes it Special

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  During the fall months, with the arrival of pumpkin spice comes Octoberfest beers. While they are exceedingly delicious beers, the question remains; what is Oktoberfest Beer? And what makes one beer an Octoberfest beer and another a seasonal ale? Is it the flavor or is it the Season? And is there a rule for making […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

Celebrate Karneval/Fasching with a Karneval Party at Home!

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Can’t get to one of the big Karneval Fasching Celebrations? No problem! Have a Karneval Party at home! All you need is a few things to turn a regular Saturday get-together into a fun party! Since this sort of party is more common in Germany, you may have to do a bit of explaining; tell […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application