Ten things I have learnt as an international student in Germany

As a citizen of a developing state who has studied in four different countries, I have had the opportunity to travel and live in diverse cities. Each place comes with its own pros and cons and while some places may be tougher than others, I would do it all over again in the blink of an eye because each experience has taught me a life lesson which I am very grateful for. Living and studying in Germany have been no different. A country with a rich culture, intense history and interesting people, ...
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Online wonders to make your student life in Stuttgart easier

Moving to a new place, starting an academic program and learning a new language can all be an overwhelming experience. But lucky us, we are living in 2019 and technology - especially the internet - has made life 10 times easier than how it used to be just a decade ago. If you are a new student at University of Stuttgart and are trying to get the hang of things, this blog provides a list of apps, websites and services which will help you making your life a tiny bit easier. Living Apartment ...
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Travel diaries: When in Egypt

If Egypt is on your travel bucket list and you have time and some money, now might be the right moment in years to visit the country which is a treasure trove of historical sites and natural vistas. From the beauty of Red Sea, the oases of the desert and the wonders along the Nile, you can never get enough of Egypt but you must always try. In this blog, we barely scratch the surface exploring one of the greatest African countries. Luxor Many travellers to Egypt believe that the s...
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Brave students who pushed boundaries and changed the world

As majority of our history lessons are filled with stories of brave men only, we rarely find out about others who played equally important roles in making this world a better place. Many of such stories are of students, who by their simple act of bravery, left a mark on the world forever. In this blog, we pay tribute to these students; to honour them and to take inspiration from them. Malala Yousafzai Youngest Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani student who was shot by terrorists i...
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Famous people who studied at University of Stuttgart

If you study or are planning to study at the University of Stuttgart and want to find out why this is a brilliant institution to be associated with, here's a list of its past students who made a name for themselves and their university around the world. Get inspired! Gottlieb Daimler Probably the most famous alumnus of University of Stuttgart to this date, Gottlieb Daimler was the inventor of motor engine - an invention which revolutionised mobility in ways never imagined before. Born in ...
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Master’s programme offered in English language at University of Stuttgart

  For those interested in starting their graduate studies in Germany and who have University of Stuttgart on their list of possible schools, here's a list of master's programme offered by the higher education institution in English language. From city planning, computer science to physics, the university has a broad range of subjects for international students to choose from. Fotolia/seventyfour   Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE) If the...
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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 co...
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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 r...
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Out of the ‘Classroom’ ways to learn German

There usually are three kinds of people. Those who plan everything beforehand and pretty much hold on to the plans. Those who do not, whatsoever and leave it to the ‘gods’. And those who transit between the two cases. While I plan a lot of things, although not to the ‘German detail’, there are quite a few things I just do not. Or rather, let the time decide on my behalf. As it turns out, it works sometimes and for obvious reasons, sometimes, it doesn’t. I did not think twice before applying...
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