[Words from author]
It has been three months since I moved to Berlin. Life was not so easy at first, but I have now gotten used to it. The city is certainly much different from Williamsport, the home of Lycoming College. There have been so far some aspects which I like and also those that I do not enjoy as much, but I would like to talk about all of them either way, because –who knows –maybe one day you will also decide to study abroad in Germany.
The idea of getting an on-campus job did not occur to me until as late as my second semester of college. Now as I look back at the last two years of "employment" at Lycoming College and my seven different positions (sounding like a job-hopper already, aren't I?), I am glad I did not start any later. These jobs have benefited me in various ways, even though some of them might not necessarily coincide with my future paths.
A Tradition of Multiculturalism
For old-timers, November at Lycoming College is more than the month of Thanksgiving. It is also known as "International Month," when the Multicultural Awareness Group (MAG) celebrates the cultural diversity of our community with its special event marathon. By tradition, we always hold the International Expo, International Dance, and International Cooking Night. My all-time favorite has to be the International Expo, which features almost everything cultural - from presentation of facts, pictures and tokens to traditional games, arts and performances - to name but a few.
Topics: Student Life
I was walking back to my room the other night when I came across this little delight in the hallway:
Based on a real story, this excerpt examines the psychological process of an international student's adjustment to the American "small talk" culture.
Topics: Study Abroad
Yes, everyone has a friend like this. He's the strong and independent type. He focuses on at-hand tasks, moves fast, and never waits for anyone. This friend apparently cares little about you, but for some reason you keep following him around. Deep down inside, you want to catch up with the guy. You want to move at the same pace and think at the same speed as him, because you feel miserable every time you fall behind. Well now, don't act all confused - you know who I am talking about: the guy named Time, your dear old friend.
Topics: Student Life