Magical conversations abroad
Good conversations during a volleyball tournament.

Magical conversations abroad

One thing I never understood when I was a child: Adults. More specifically, what they think is a nice way to spend their free time. Usually, they just sit around,…

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Conservative or Liberal?
Trump Tower in Chicago: Would you spend the night there if you are "liberal"?

Conservative or Liberal?

During Thanksgiving dinner, I was asked a hard question: “Would you say your family is conservative or liberal?” For most Americans, this is an easy one. Being one or the…

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Finally arriving
Lake Michigan from the airplane, a few minutes before arriving in Chicago in August.

Finally arriving

Last week, I have finally arrived in the US. It has taken two and a half months after the landing of my airplane. Considering that university here will be over…

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Paper facade
My lovely sister doing a headstand in front of a paper house.

Paper facade

Imagine living in a paper box. It's one story high and some paper walls separating your kitchen from your living room. The design is original, a plastic floor that every…

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Safety first

The word “safety”, I used to think, has a rather universal meaning. When politicians talk about it, they often call for more investments in the police (at least in Bavaria)…

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Don’t be an anxious German!
My German friend Herman and I with Chicago in the background. Both inspired to take risks.

Don’t be an anxious German!

This is my friend Cosima’s advice from last Sunday when we were having a phone call full of good laughs. Cosima and I are both studying abroad but she is…

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Being a blank page

It’s a rare opportunity to be a blank page. Some will almost never experience it; others are addicted to it. There are the thrill and fear of new beginnings attached…

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You are language
Teaching AIESEC Northwestern the eXchange sign. Body language on top.

You are language

T’es qui, toi? Who are you? Quién eres? Try to answer this question in different languages. Did you always say the same thing? Apparently you didn’t, but even translating your…

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Explicit perspective
Chicago seen from Northwestern University - a miraculous perspective.

Explicit perspective

How much do you assume? When in a conversation, when coming to a new place? And then, will you still talk about subjects that you assumed to be common knowledge?…

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Restart

Today, I want to add a personal text to this blog that has so far been rather analytical. It's about the fresh taste of new circumstances and the smell of…

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