Erasmus Mundus: A Whole New Adventure

My senior year of undergrad, I was looking for all sorts of ways to go back to Europe. I applied for a Fulbright in Germany and Austria, a DAAD study scholarship, and a couple of journalism fellowships. I didn’t receive any of them, so I started applying for journalism jobs. But since I wasn’t ready to relocate outside of Washington, my options were pretty limited, and I dunno if you’ve heard but journalism isn’t exactly a growing field.

Comm majors getting ready for graduation! I'm third from the right.

Comm majors getting ready for graduation! I’m third from the right.

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CSD 2013: Hamburg

A few weeks ago (noticing a trend here?) my BFF Edwin and I went to Hamburg for the gay pride weekend, officially known as Christopher Street Day. Continue reading


My internship at Der Tagesspiegel is going well. As an intern, I’m mostly doing “busy work” – formatting articles to be published online and building picture galleries – but I’m getting more and more chances to write! Continue reading

Erfurt and Weimar: An excursion into Thuringia

Last Saturday me and four friends took a little day trip to Erfurt and Weimar, two cute little German cities deep in Thuringia. Continue reading

My new internship (and a long-overdue update on the past 6 weeks)

The classes portion of our program finished up last week. I really enjoyed the excursions we did every Tuesday most of all. Some memorable ones included: Touring a mosque in Kreuzberg, seeing an outdoor theater production in Monbijou Park, and touring a German radio station. Continue reading

Week 1: The program, the people and the living situation

Every time I fly across the Atlantic, it reminds me how much I hate it. Continue reading

Announcement: I’m going back!

Several weeks ago I applied for a scholarship through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service – trust me, the acronym makes sense in German) to study journalism in Berlin at the Freie Universität this summer. Well guess what?

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