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Why You Should Visit Maastricht (Netherlands)

Maastricht is, in my opinion, incredibly underrated. It is located on the southern most point of the Netherlands, and sandwiched between Germany and Belgium and makes for a perfect weekend trip for anyone traveling through western Europe. Before I visited Maastricht, I asked some Europeans (who ironically had never been there). Their answers were unanimous… Continue reading Why You Should Visit Maastricht (Netherlands)

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Christmas Lesson Plan — Frosty the Snowman

Hello people of the internet! I still haven't come up with a catchy name for a teacher themed blog, and I'm excited to write about my experiences in the classroom so I'll just have to do it here. I suppose this is just an "everything but the kitchen sink" type blogs. As an American working… Continue reading Christmas Lesson Plan — Frosty the Snowman

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Teaching English Abroad & Learning Abroad

Hello fellow bloggers! I am considering starting a new teacher themed blog so that I can document my experiences in a creative way, but I thought I'd try out one blog post and see how I feel about the process. I studied Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages while in college, and worked professionally… Continue reading Teaching English Abroad & Learning Abroad

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December 16th, 2017 — Aachen, Germany

Aachen, Germany in 5 words: Weihnachtsmarkt Protest Bad Service Schön Weihnachtsmarkt: I've been wanting to visit Aachen for some time now, so I went! The Christmas Market was, as promised, large and sprawling and filled with delicious smells. I just have to be honest about something. I know the Christmas Markets are an integral part… Continue reading December 16th, 2017 — Aachen, Germany

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You might be American if…

Living abroad has given me a heightened sense of what it means to be an American. A few times, people have said things to me like-- "don't be too American about it" which translates to "be more direct, we can't read your mind." It's true! I've inherited the indirect and overly polite genes of a… Continue reading You might be American if…

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Traveling Solo (Würzburg, Germany) – November 26th, 2017

By the nature of my teaching program, I essentially traveled to Germany solo. I arrived on September 2nd without an apartment lined up, and no real connections except for my lone German friend and her family hours away. A few days later, I met the rest of the English teachers from the States, and learned… Continue reading Traveling Solo (Würzburg, Germany) – November 26th, 2017

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Germany Confession

Okay, fine. I have a confession to make. When I first arrived in Germany, I was staying in a house relatively close to the Frankfurt area (on a map), but it took 2 hours to reach Frankfurt with a bus that came once an hour (sometimes once every two hours) and a one hour train… Continue reading Germany Confession