Germany Travel Stories

Aman Bukhari

(MIB, Candidate 2022)

“Picture this! It is your time outside of a country that isn’t Canada or Pakistan. You pack your bags and mentally prepare yourself to live by yourself for the next 5 months or so in Germany. You’re all ready for the experience of a lifetime and eager to backpack through Europe. You’re 2 months in your study term at Mannheim and the COVID cases just will not stop rising *sigh*. Given the severity in March, all student in Europe was called back mandatorily. I did not get to experience all of that I wanted to, but as a disguised blessing, I experienced something unique and I’m forever grateful for the experience.”

Study Abroad: University of Mannheim 

Kevin Xu

(MIB, Candidate 2021)

“It was very difficult studying abroad because the courses were originally really hard and I feel like because it is now online, they made the exam harder. The expectation was that I will be watching videos online, which was the reality. The time given for the exams I feel was not long enough for the amount of questions given.”

Study Abroad: University of Mannheim 

Roslyn Stanislaus

(MIB, Candidate 2020)

When travelling, it’s obviously super exciting to explore new places and capture epic views. But for me, what defines any travel experience is who I am with. Funnily enough, some of my best memories and friendships while living abroad have come from trips to the grocery store, doing chores around the house, or staying at home for a movie night instead of (literally) anything else. But really, these ‘trivial’ moments wouldn’t mean anything to me without the people who made those moments special. My ultimate piece of advice for anyone wanting to pursue a global learning experience? Wherever you go, go with all your heart ❤ and yes, that’s probably easier said than done because sometimes the “to do list” for such experiences can complicated, daunting, and pricey. But trust me, it’s worth all that and more when you come home feeling more like yourself than you ever have before. And on that note – if you have questions about studying abroad in Germany or working abroad in England, please feel free to connect with me directly via Facebook @ Roslyn Stanislaus 😊

Study Abroad: University of Mannheim, Germany
Work Abroad: Microsoft UK, United Kingdom