VCU Vienna Summer Study Abroad Program
2017

28 juli: das Lampenfieber

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Lampenfieber: stage fright At my last poetry slam class, my professor asked the scant attendees if they would like to perform their work before an audience. Only two of us had poems written and practiced enough to perform, so the questions were directly mainly at myself and a boy from London called James. James’s poem […]

Das Wort des Tages: Begabt

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Begabt – mit bestimmten Talenten ausgestattet Heute hat mein Freund mich gefragt, wie sagt man “you are talented”?  Eigentlich habe ich nicht gewusst,  deswegen habe ich das Wort in meinem Wörterbuch recherchiert.  Es gab zwei Wählen.  Entweder ist es „begabt“ oder „talentiert“.  Weil „begabt“ deutscher als „talentiert“ klingt, haben wir dieses Wort benutzt.  Für die Reste … Continue reading Das Wort des Tages: Begabt

27 juli: zufällig

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zufällig: random, fortuitous Today’s word is of a zufälliges occurrence our group had that wound up being one of our (my?) best memories. After having such a great time at swing dance, we (Johnatan, Rebeka, Sara, Shawn, Arnie, Nick, Lucas, Anthony, and I) decided to take the evening and go salsa dancing, which Lucas had […]

Baum

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Baum – Tree My word of the day for Friday was Baum. For the last few days I had in Vienna, I took the opportunity to visit several parks. I did this because parks are always free. I was with a friend and I was trying to name the different things I could see in […]

Das Wort des Tages: Süchtigkeit

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Gefühl dass er ohne etwas leben könnte. Ich habe ein Freund, der für Alkohol süchtig ist. Während des ersten Woche, als ich ihn kennengelernt habe, hat er schon Alkohol getrunken, aber ich habe nicht etwas seltsam bemerkt. Am zweiten Woche habe ich notiert, dass er eine ganze Flasche von Jack Daniels jeden Tag getrunken hat. … Continue reading Das Wort des Tages: Süchtigkeit

Errinnen

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Errinnen- remember Well, the program is over and tomorrow I head home. Today I went to Mauthausen and afterwards got to have some traditional schnitzel from the best place in Vienna. The restaurant was traditional with its wooden themes and everyone who came in was usually Viennese, says Rebekka who comes in with her dad… Read More Errinnen

Letzten

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Letzten: last Somehow it has managed to be in the last few days that I haven’t been able to get to sleep until 2am and that’s just getting home from whatever we were doing and then falling promptly asleep as I was so exhausted. Today was no exception. After a lovely dinner that our friends… Read More Letzten

Tanzen

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Tanzen: to dance Rumbo Mambo is the name of the club that we learned how to dance in tonight. It was so much fun to have nearly the entire bar to ourselves. Most of the people there were women who were older than us, so we didn’t feel the need to dance perfectly and mainly… Read More Tanzen

Machen

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Machen: to make Today we went to the rowing club and we got to make some delicious apple strudel. Throughout the entire time, I was taking pictures of everyone playing volleyball and soccer, and cutting up the apple. I realized while taking these pictures that I have only a couple days left in Vienna, and… Read More Machen

Worte: Auf Wiedersehen

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Auf Wiedersehen is a typical Austrian/German farewell. It means “‘Till I see you again” auf Englisch. Today is very bittersweet. Tomorrow I leave for Berlin, which will be another great adventure. However, today is the last day I will see the last of everyone in our group. This month was so amazing and I just […]

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