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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby Dumbledore7 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:47 pm

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FCBayernMunchen wrote:Well my comment was based on hearsay so I'll take your word for it. ;)


Just quickly, because it's soooo OT: too few teachers (saving is the key word here...), too much pressure on teachers, a spoiled youth never seen before... That's a really explosive mixture...


Wouldn't that be mostly for schools though? Surely university would be different altogether.

Anyway Germany does have massive reputation in university education so there's something that must be done right over there. However less green you see the grass at your own side, the rest of the world definitely sees Germany as one of the top places.

In any case, I'd say as a student in western Europe (England though) just maybe a year or two above German-American, an exchange/abroad programme is the absolute way to go. World's globalising like never before and seeing other parts of the world with your own eyes is the one thing you must do when there's an opportunity. I know that sounds very general, but I think the future careers and outlook of students like us would just get considerably more insightful by seeing the rest of the world as soon as possible. Jobs today require you to travel and communicate with people from around the world and that will become even more of a regularity in the future, so you'd want to start as young as you can afford it. The only bad thing about it is that you'll definitely miss home throughout the process, but that'll ease up real fast.
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby #12 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:39 pm

Yup... But there's also universities and universities - if you know what I mean (good ones and bad ones...)

We have a few that actually are pretty good, but there's still room for improvement...
We are by definition one of the better places... Just that there are many places even better than ours... ;)
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby Dumbledore7 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:48 pm

Like England? :P Heheheheheh

Anyway German-American are you going to the University of Erfurt itself? I coincidentally know someone from there who spent some time in my university for a programme and he seemed happy with it, so it can't be terrible. Even though you're only spending 9 weeks, you'll learn some really invaluable things, regardless of the experience turning out good or bad.
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby German-American » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:35 am

Well it is only a possibility, IDK if it will happen. It is a lot of money and I can go and visit family myself. Erfurt seems cool, When I was talking to the leaders of the program I had a lot in common and talked for about 45 mins. But 9,000 USD is a lot, even for food. I can go to Germany without paying for a hotel and not as much food.
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby #12 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:16 pm

Also, for a longer time... Try to make it a semester at least!
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby JANKER » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:25 pm

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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby #12 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:45 pm

Waaah - the Yankees are coming! Hide the beer! :P :D :mrgreen:

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Lmk how everything turns out... We'll try to make it work!
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:44 pm

So I just exceeded my dissertation word limit by 3000 words and I still have two chapters to go. At this rate it's going to end up twice as long. :crazy: #-o
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby German-American » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:52 am

FCBayernMunchen wrote:So I just exceeded my dissertation word limit by 3000 words and I still have two chapters to go. At this rate it's going to end up twice as long. :crazy: #-o

Wow...that sucks, I'm awful at writing. I'm better with numbers. Idk if I would ever write double the world count

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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby #12 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:58 am

Whoa... "Spot landing" is the magic word here, guys! :P :D

Just try to erase all the featureless stuff and if that doesn't help focus on the most important points and leave the rest out...
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:46 pm

#12 wrote:Whoa... "Spot landing" is the magic word here, guys! :P :D

Just try to erase all the featureless stuff and if that doesn't help focus on the most important points and leave the rest out...


I'm an English undergrad and I'm doing a comparative analysis of two novels based on a particular cognitive theory framework. The issue is that both my analyses turned out much longer than planned but I believe (and my supervisor agrees) that deleting any part of either will make the whole argument collapse, and I can't risk that because I'm making a bit of a radical statement. I'll just finish the whole thing and then revisit stuff like the literature review and delete anything I didn't particularly use.

@German-American: I have always been in love with the Arts (all kinds) so you'd expect my field to be a natural choice for me, but I actually never imagined I'd study it at this level. Had planned to go into law but got disillusioned with it and now I'm planning to use my love of languages and go into translation. However, I contradict the stereotypical division between writing and numbers. I always topped classes in Mathematics and studied it a bit further than the compulsory education (and took a couple of statistics classes at uni too). I was also good (though nothing special) in Chemistry and wanted to pursue a future in Chemistry when I was about 14 years old, but it wasn't possible for me to study Chemistry and Maths together pre-Uni and I would have been forced to take Biology, which I wasn't good at.
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby #12 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:29 pm

Speaking of languages: I always think compulsory somehow is always - unconciously - linked with something negative... I like mandatory better, especially when talking about education :P - is that just me?
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby KrampusIsReal » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:47 pm

When I was at university of Alabama they did that too. Roughly the same amount and it was for German majors or minor in German. My minor was German with a history major. I didn't do it, well I was 26 at the time and not a traditional college student
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:17 pm

#12 wrote:Speaking of languages: I always think compulsory somehow is always - unconciously - linked with something negative... I like mandatory better, especially when talking about education :P - is that just me?

Never thought about it but, yes I think I have more negative connotations with compulsory.
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Re: University/ College & Study abroad

Postby #12 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:45 pm

Well, nevermind - I just realized that one of us uses "always" twice in five words... #-o :x :mrgreen:
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