What ‘not to carry’ when you travel abroad for studies

The moment you book the ticket for your travel abroad to study, the million-dollar question starts haunting you and ends up consuming most of your time before your take-off. What do I carry in the ever-insufficient luggage allowance? It doesn’t matter how much the allowance is, it is never sufficing. If it is a short trip of a few days, you don’t have to worry about the luggage as you are sure to fit them all in the luggage. But, when you are traveling to study, you are unlikely to travel ba...
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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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The software privileges for Uni Stuttgart students

  Had it been a couple of decades earlier, the title of the blog would have been totally irrelevant. But today, technology has become so pertinent that living without them may well qualify as a challenge by itself. Our interactions with technology have become so frequent that our existence in the future without technology is a big question mark. A recent book I read went on to predict an addition of the 7th kingdom of life by the name 'technium' and dared to quote that human species ...
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The not so daunting PhD Application

Let’s call them decision junctures. We face them quite frequently. Where the path that we had been traveling splits into two (or sometimes more!) and we have to take one of them.  The decisions that we make at these junctures often decide the way we will be living the rest of our lives. And when these decisions concern our career, it gets more serious than ever. It is important that we make informed decisions and choose wisely so that we don’t regret our choice at any point further. We face ...
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What changes when you study abroad?

30 Kilos was all the allowance I had to carry my belongings when I boarded my flight from India to Germany. 30 Kilos to fill in the clothes I wore to the groceries I had to use to possibly ‘feel being fed at home’. From the currency I spent to the restaurants I visited. Everything was about to change. From the faces I saw every day to the way I moved about the city. A new set of rules to be wary about. Put in a nutshell, the whole way I had been living so far had to be flip-flopped. Awe fill...
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Living on-campus versus off-campus

All the freedom and independence I dreamt of as a child were in the offing as I entered the university. Did the dream still hold on to the charm and the fantasies? Well, I would say it almost did except for the harsh face of the real world out of the cocoon. As children, we were always under the supervision of our parents who kept an eye on us and in a way kept reminding us what was right and what was not. But, as we came of age and got out of the snug homes of our parents, we had a lot of d...
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How to Become a Diplomat in a Few Months

Being a diplomat is an art in itself. You have to be polite, professional and willing to compromise. At all time. This may sound like a major challenge to many people, nevertheless, it is said that for one job vacancy as a diplomat there are around 100 applicants. However, if you are just interested on how it would be like as a diplomat, I can introduce you to the right project! The United Nations. Everyone knows the institution, but only a few know the number of fields the organization i...
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How to Apply for a Scholarship

Regardless of whether you have to pay student fees or not, studying is expensive and usually costs more than you can earn working part time. Rent, food, transport – even if this does come with student discount – books and other necessary materials all have to be paid for. One way of covering at least some of these costs is to apply for a scholarship. Anyone who thinks that scholarships are just for the top students is very much mistaken. Here is an overview of the most common scholarships fo...
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Short Profile: The Uni Library

Guardian of all printed knowledge: that’s the university library, also affectionately known as the ‘Bib’ from the German word Bibliothek. Students have free access to over one million books shared between two locations in Stuttgart. The building that houses the university library in the city center has existed in its current form since 1961. In what was at that time considered a pioneering departure, Hans Volkart constructed a building inspired by modern American libraries with public acc...
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