Ready, steady, cook: Around the world in 12 recipes

As a student, one is always looking for the nearly impossible combination of good food that is easy to make and light on pocket. But miracles do happen. Below is a list of mouth-watering meals from around the world which you can easily cook in your student dorm to enjoy the taste of globalisation. Ratatouille - France Sauté chopped onions, garlic, and bell peppers in olive oil; add salt, pepper, chopped tomatoes and basil and cook until it all turns into a smooth paste. Slice eggplants...
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Aside from your major, what university life really teaches you

For many, going to a university is their first step into adulthood. And while we learn the fine details of quantum physics, Da Vinci’s art and trickle-down theory in the classrooms, university life teaches us more than the courses we register for; lessons of friendship, compromise and hardwork. Below, we take a look at what university life really teaches us. Prioritising  Three assignments, one paper and five hangout plans with friends; university life is all about making and honouring com...
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Things to do before and after your arrival in Germany

Moving to a new place and starting a degree program brings with it a whole set of to-do tasks; the list of things you have to do can often be long and confusing. To get an idea of what you might be expected to do as a new student and new arrival in Germany, here's an informative list to get you started. Accommodation As soon as you are 100% sure you will be coming to Stuttgart for your university education, start looking for an accommodation. Stuttgart is notorious for limited places of re...
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The good, the bad and the ugly side of living in a student dorm

If you are moving into a student dormitory and you have no clue what goes down there, this blog may give you some idea of the interesting world of shared living. While most of us have the experience of living with other people thanks to our family homes, living with strangers, that too from different backgrounds, is a different ballgame altogether. Here, I share with you the best, the not so great and some downright painful things about living in student dorms. Diversity While travelling to a ...
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10 interesting facts to know about Stuttgart before moving here

While Stuttgart doesn't pop up on the mental map of most people when they think about Germany, the city has its unique world war history, an ambitious plan to become the heart of Europe and a global standing as a happy place. If you are moving here as a student and are curious to know about the city, this blog will help you get up to speed. Name Stuttgart is the modern version of its older name Stuotgarten which means ‘a garden for the horses’. This name has its roots in the fact that the city...
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More than just a degree: How University of Stuttgart helps students throughout their education

If you are planning to start your higher education and University of Stuttgart is on your list of possible schools, or if you are already a student here, then allow me to help you understand how this institution provides you much more than just a degree. With its numerous services from food, counselling to sports, University of Stuttgart takes a wholesome approach to further education, allowing you to not just become a professional but also a happy and healthy individual. Cross Cultural ...
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Alternative Stuttgart: 9 offbeat things to do in the city

From TripAdvisor to Lonely Planet, the online world is replete with suggestions of clichéd activities to do if you want to explore Stuttgart. While there’s no denying that spending a sunny afternoon at Schlossplatz and marvelling at the evolution of automobile at Mercedes-Benz Museum are a must-do, there’s much more to enjoy if you are up for trying out non-touristy options.  Here are nine things you can do in Stuttgart to explore the city in a different way.   Jazz music If y...
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Fully-funded Master’s programmes at University of Stuttgart

If you are a student from a developing country interested in studying at the University of Stuttgart, you should take a look at two of its master’s programmes which are fully funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - one of the world’s largest funding organisations for the international exchange of students and researchers. The master’s in ‘Infrastructure Planning’ and ‘Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design’ are the two programmes at the university supported under DAAD funding sch...
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A student’s guide to living on a tight budget

  Student life is one of those phases when we are perpetually running out of money. There is just never enough to cover for a meal and get a new sweater at the same time; we always have to make choices. If you are living this life or are about to begin, this blog can help you navigate these choppy waters a little more intelligently.   Finding a place to live in Stuttgart may be one of the most difficult tasks you would do once you move to the city. Moving to a new city as ...
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