Overcoming Language Barriers in Germany

This is an excerpt from a larger piece for the Honors Program at Elizabethtown College. In it, Samantha shares some of the difficulties she faced and overcame during her year in Marburg, Germany, including the transition from using her German skills in a classroom to applying them in everyday life. Although I wanted to study abroad... Continue Reading →

How to Avoid FOMO while Studying Abroad

Dottie Porter '20 is a junior environmental science and German major at Elizabethtown College. She studied abroad in Marburg, Germany, which includes a pre-semester portion in Vienna, Austria. Like many students, Dottie had to overcome the feeling of missing out (FOMO) while studying abroad. Her first biggest struggle abroad involved taking pictures. She was so focused on... Continue Reading →

The Study Abroad Experience: Marburg, Germany

My time abroad kicked off about eight months ago when I landed in Vienna to embrace the record-breaking hot weather with two strangers. The German semester is different than the American semester—classes don’t start until October—so Vienna was technically a pre-semester program in which we would be taking German and history and otherwise indulging in... Continue Reading →

Living Abroad for a Year: The Truth

Sara Kroboth '19 is a senior International Business and German major. She had the opportunity to study abroad for a year in Marburg, Germany. While in Marburg, Sara had the opportunity to live in Marburg’s Castle.  She knew from the beginning she would want to live in the castle because it would allow her to... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Learning a Language Abroad

Nick Callahan ’18 graduated from Elizabethtown College with a major in Economics and a minor in German. He studied abroad in Marburg, Germany for the 2016-2017 academic year. Before going abroad, Nick knew minimal German and had the experience of learning a new language abroad. Growing up, Nick’s parents traveled often and he spent time... Continue Reading →

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