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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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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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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Between the Wasen and the Wilhelma Zoo

It’s true that the University of Stuttgart is a forward-looking and pioneering institution. However, by delving in its past we can gain a better insight into what it is like in the present. So here is a short overview of the most important milestones and people. Cannstatt Fair, Arabian horses, the Wilhelma, University, the Swabian-Hall breed of pigs: we are not as special as we might like to think. The University of Stuttgart was established approximately 201 years ago, at which time it w...
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