Österreich

Austria, where Mozart was born and where you can have the best Sachertorte (chocolate cake) of your life. This country has 8.7 million people, and more than half of the land mass is covered by the Alps.    While studying abroad in Fall 2015, I lived in a city called Wiener Neustadt, which is a thirty-minute train ride from Vienna. My expectations before my exchange was that it would be a cooler climate with mountains surrounding the city, but […]

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University in Austria vs. University in Canada 

When I studied abroad at Karl-Franzens Universität Graz (Graz) in Austria, I regularly compared university life there with university life here in Canada. I noticed several similarities between both countries, as well as many differences. If you are thinking of studying abroad in Austria, you should definitely keep these changes in mind.  Similarities:  I found there to be more differences than similarities overall. With […]

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How Traveling Taught Me To Go With The Flow

I am a planner. I take pride in my detailed Excel spreadsheets and my coloured file folders that I create for a mere camping trip. I like to know how I am getting from A to B and every detail in between. The thought of going with the flow used to give me anxiety; that […]

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