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My Norwegian Adventure Begins

Have I mentioned that I have a little international Abenteuer planned?  Yep, I’ll be heading to Norway for a two-month research stay this spring!  Even though the major point of my time there will be work (must hand in dissertation by, cough cough, next year), I am over-the-moon-excited! I’ll be based in Oslo with a side trip …

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Friday Mash Up

There’s a lot I’ve been meaning to tell you these last couple of weeks that never quite made it into posts of their own, so here you go: After many, many months (years, maybe), I have given up on the Long Hair Experiment.  This week I gathered inspiration on Pinterest, found a fantastic hair stylist …

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Expat Life | Goethe-Zertifikat C1

Taking the Goethe-Zertifikat C1 exam | No Apathy Allowed

It’s officially official, I passed the Goethe-Zertifikat C1 exam!  And I did even better than I imagined possible, which I’m pleased as punch about.  Before I return to normal life, I thought I would offer up a little recap — in case any of you are interested in doing something similar (or just want to figure out …

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Total überfordert

In less than two weeks, I’m taking an official Goethe Institute exam to prove my German skills. (Feel free to question my sanity in the comments’ section).  Last month I posted about getting myself ready, but now I’m all signed up and there’s no more room for procrastination.  The exam consists of reading and listening …

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Noch einmal

If you’ve been hanging out here for awhile, you might remember that way back when I arrived in Germany, I spent a couple months in intensive German courses provided by my fellowship.  My ability to communicate practically quadrupled by the time it was over, and I felt like I had a good foundation for my …

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