One Year in Germany: WM Fever

by Patrick Molligo Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo The end-of-term workload has begun to pile up quickly. While I’ve been managing to chip slowly away at my three final papers, a game theory exam is still looming on the horizon. To top it off, I’ve got a German C-1 level proficiency exam next week, [...]

By |March 30th, 2015|Berlin, FIFA World Cup 2014, General, German Culture, Living in Germany, Sports in Germany, Study in Germany, Travel in Germany|Comments Off on One Year in Germany: WM Fever

One Year in Berlin: A Visit From the Eltern

by Patrick Molligo Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo My parents came to visit me last week and even though they only stayed for a few days, I know we all had a nice time together in Berlin. The day they arrived just happened to coincide with my final exam for the BCGS 6-week German [...]

By |December 8th, 2014|Berlin, General, Living in Germany, Sports in Germany, Study in Germany|Comments Off on One Year in Berlin: A Visit From the Eltern

One Year in Berlin: Stress Relief and Rugby in Berlin

by Patrick Molligo Patrick's Berlin rugby team. Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo Last Monday I gave my first oral presentation (Referat) here at the Freie Universität. Although I only spoke in front of my small German class, I nevertheless found the exercise useful. After all, in about one week the real classes begin, and [...]

By |December 1st, 2014|Berlin, General, Living in Germany, Sports in Germany, Study in Germany|Comments Off on One Year in Berlin: Stress Relief and Rugby in Berlin

So Long, World Cup

It's hard to believe that the World Cup is already over.  And with Germany coming out on top, what a lot of fun it has been.  We've had thirteen bloggers covering the ups and downs of the event since the beginning, and we wanted to take a moment to thank all of them for writing [...]

By |July 21st, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, General, Soccer|2 Comments

World Cup Blog: End Of World Cup 2014 And Filling The Void Left Behind

by Ian Schneider, @EN541  Well what a finale that was! It was a thoroughly exciting final game between Argentina and Germany, with either side looking like they could take the trophy home at any minute. I also found this final game was much better and more exciting than the 2010 final between Spain and the [...]

By |July 15th, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, Soccer|2 Comments

World Cup Blog: Road to Glory

by Yuri Damasceno  Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. No matter how brilliant, it's already old news and there isn't much one can say that hasn't already been said in the media and social networks. But more than winning the World Cup, Germany has accomplished a much more difficult task while making it look like easy game: they have conquered Brazilian hearts (and [...]

By |July 15th, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, Soccer|Comments Off on World Cup Blog: Road to Glory

World Cup Blog: The Sad Ending to Brazil’s World Cup Dreams

by Jessica Barra, @JessieBarra  At the moment Brazil lost Neymar, the supporters started to say that everything was lost, how could we plan to get in the final without our best player. Thiago Silva would also miss the game. Despite the young age Neymar already hold on his shoulders a huge weight full of 200 millions [...]

By |July 14th, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, Soccer|Comments Off on World Cup Blog: The Sad Ending to Brazil’s World Cup Dreams