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 The Daily Grind 

Submitted by Constantin Berlin on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:53

As I’m writing this, my fourth week in the US is coming to an end and I’m slowly finding my rhythm. I want to use this post to write about it. First of all, studying in the US is very different from studying in Germany: It is more time-consuming. (At least that’s true for my studies (American Studies), I guess studying medicine for example is always very time-consuming.) During the regular semester in Leipzig, I would set foot in the library maybe three times per week to read or work on assignments. At HWS, however, the library has become my second home.
Let me explain: For the course of this semester, I take four courses: The Capstone Seminar of the American Studies program, one course about early European history, one course analyzing the relationships of several Latin American countries with the US, and one course about environmental literature. While the courses have different levels (100, 200, and 400), in-depth preparation for every session is necessary to keep up with the readings and daily assignments. Also, there are up to three sessions per week.
But I am not complaining at all; the courses are interesting and the Colleges provide the perfect environment to study in. This being said, my daily routine looks something like this: class in the morning, lunch, then library until around 9pm or gym in the morning, lunch, class in the afternoon, and again library until around 9pm.

As a matter of fact, going to the gym gives me the time to catch up on my favorite podcasts, some of which I want to share here:


That’s all I have for now.

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