VCU Vienna Summer Study Abroad Program
2017

Worte: Regen

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My word today is Regen, which means “Rain” auf Englisch. I chose this word because it rained like cats and dogs today.

Die Programmschrift: Das Wort des Tages

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Die Programmschrift – vorgesehener Ablauf, die nach einem Plan genau festgelegten Einzelheiten eines Vorhabens.   Im kommenden Jahr muss ich in Amerika  bleiben.  Hoffentlich habe ich ein Job sofort, wenn ich in Amerika ankommen.  Als potenzielle Arbeitsplätze gibt es zwei guten Möglichkeiten, die die Stellen bei einem Bank oder Lidl sind.  Täglich werde ich arbeiten, … Continue reading Die Programmschrift: Das Wort des Tages

Kald

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Kald – Cold This word has come out of everyone’s mouths several times in the last few days. The weather decided to drop all of a sudden as well as have on and off showers all day. This is the second time the weather dropped this low since we got here. I’d much rather prefer […]

der Apfelstrudel

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Yesterday was an Apfelstrudel kind of day, I had three types of Apfelstrudel in the same day. When I say I had three different types of Apfelstrudel in the same day I mean I ate Apfelstrudel at three different places. I had Apfelstrudel from Der Mann in the morning for breakfast, I had Apfelstrudel at the Cafe Central […]

26 juli: “mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Samstag unseren Nachthimmel”

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“Mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Samstag unseren Nachthimmel”: “my father explains our night sky to me every Saturday” OR “my very educated mother just served us noodles (nine pizzas)” Today I went to the planetarium at last! I’ve walked past it several times now, but was always hurrying to join the group or head to […]

25 juli: “Ziviler Ungehorsam”

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Zivilier Ungehorsam: civil disobedience I took my written test, a three part affair including a long essay which I wrote about Thoreau’s paper “Über die Pflicht des Zivilen Ungehorsams” (“On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”). This is a paper I read in English one year ago, in a summer course required for my English major. […]

24 juli: Fluchtweg

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Fluchtweg: escape, means of escape I do love a good puzzle. I’ll talk more about Crime Runners later (musings, here I come!) but for the purposes of this post, I’ll discuss my interactions with Crime Runners as far as the German language is concerned. John, Patrick, Alena, and I decided to book an escape room at Crime […]

23 juli: schwitzig

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schwitizig: sweaty I’m gathering my stories from my trip, and this word represents one for the books: we went swing dancing on a ship on the Donau in Vienna. Rebekka has been inviting me to go swing dancing for a few weeks now, and this evening I promised her I’d go. Alena came with me, […]

Der Gewinner

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Ich bin der Gewinner!! I passed the written, the oral and the listening portions of the exam!  I am officially and A1.1 German speaker! YAY!…

Hälfte

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Hälfte is the German word for one half (1/2).  Tuesday we completed our first half of our final exam.  I was not sure how well,…

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