Non-stop Berlin

Non-stop Berlin Berlin Gendarmenmarkt - Festival of Lights by gari.baldi

This article was written by Previous Students, published on 28th January 2010 and has been read 24161 times.

Berlin, Germany - individual city with endless activities  I really loved Berlin as it just had so much to do and see, with a real originality to it. In hindsight I should have studied more instead of just working - partly because Erasmus grants are really good, and partly because I was given a great selection of University options to choose from.  Finding accommodation was a bit hard at first due to competition - try to sort out work and a place to live before you go, but if you can't, it's ok as you're bound to find something suitable when you come out. My year abroad made me much braver and stronger, and was a wonderful social break from normal academic life.

Useful local words: ‘Geil’ (great), ‘verkatert’ (hung-over), ‘Berliner Schnauze’ (when they're rude to you in shops).

What not to pack: So many clothes (you can buy cheap ones), the pile of books I never read and too many shoes.

What to pack: English comfort food.

Couldn't have done without: My laptop, good old english books and Marmite!

Martha, English and German, Oxford University


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