This article was written by Previous Students, published on 28th January 2010 and has been read 23118 times.
Useful local words: ‘Moin’ (hi) and ‘Labskaus’ (local dish with fish, pickles etc).
What not to pack: Too many smart clothes.
What to pack: A warm coat.
Couldn't have done without: A laptop with Skype and some proper English teabags.
Word of advice: Try to be disciplined about speaking the languages while you’re there - don't just fall into the easy option of hanging around with English/Erasmus groups.
HM, German and Russian, Bristol University
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