Cultural Peculiarities in the Czech Republic

Cultural Peculiarities in the Czech Republic

Europe
So close and yet so far: the Czech Republic is Germany's direct neighbor and the two countries share a very long and varied history. Czech and German cultures have always influenced each other - and not just in culinary terms. For this reason, you will surely notice a lot of cultural similarities during your studies abroad in the Czech Republic. Nonetheless, you will also encounter cultural differences that you did not necessarily expect and that you will find difficult to correctly interpret and understand. This can easily lead to frustrating misunderstandings and possibly even a culture shock. With a certain cultural preparation you can get around a lot of faux pas. Who important cultural peculiarities in the Czech Republicknows, is certainly immune from some surprises and has an easier time…
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Study in Switzerland

Study in Switzerland

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Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons that have partial sovereignty and autonomy. Their historically determined heterogeneous composition is reflected, among other things, in the language landscape with the four official languages Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh. For the majority of the population (around 64 percent), the main language is Swiss German. According to topmbadirectory, Switzerland is a landlocked country that borders Italy, France, Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany. It is commonly referred to as the “roof of Europe”. Its distinctive mountain landscape reaches heights of over 4,000 meters above sea level. Many of Europe's rivers have their source in these mountains. Switzerland is also known for its charming lakes, including the northern part of Lake Maggiore, Lake Geneva, Lake Lucerne and part of Lake Constance. Economy and culture in Switzerland…
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Dublin Business School Student Review

Dublin Business School Student Review

Europe
The semester abroad in Dublin was a special and unforgettable experience. I got to know a lot of great people and had the opportunity to immerse myself in a new culture and society. Dublin / Ireland: According to TOP-MBA-UNIVERSITIES, Dublin is a small, loving and energetic capital that has a lot of variety and culture to offer. In particular, various festivals and exhibitions take place in August and September. There are: the famous “Electric Picnic”, “Fringe” and theater festivals as well as the “Cultural Nights”, where all museums and exhibitions open their doors to visitors free of charge. Cinema lovers will also get their money's worth in Dublin. Be it old Hollywood classics on the big screen or European independent films. There is something for every taste. The IFI (Irish…
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York St John University Student Review

York St John University Student Review

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University and accommodation I have taken three courses (almost no one takes more! I only had eight hours of uni a week, but the workload for home is generally much higher in England than in Germany!). Two level 2 and one level 3 module. In World Englishes, a linguistic seminar (+ lecture), I had - in addition to the texts to be read - to write a “blog post” of 500 words on a specific topic for five weeks. At the end of the semester there was a 1500 word essay. For my creative writing, in the (Poetry) course, for the weekly three-hour workshop, I always had to write a poem under different criteria and at the end write a 5000 word portfolio. The Level 3 course (Shakespeare) was the…
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Reykjavik Travel Guide

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Sympathetic Reykjavik charms its visitors. The northernmost capital of the world, Reykjavik, is a colorful and idyllic little town. Atmospheric Reykjavik is the capital with the atmosphere of a small village: everything can be reached on foot, and even during a week-long trip, it is easy to get to know the city. Idyllic capital by the sea According to DigoPaul, the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is the northernmost capital of an independent state in the world. Reykjavik has about 120,000 inhabitants and the metropolitan area about 200,000. This includes most of the total population of Iceland. The colorful center of Reykjavik, built loosely, is a charming mix of urban and village atmosphere. Travel to Iceland is often done for the sake of nature, but its cities are also worth seeing…
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Dresden Travel Guide

Dresden Travel Guide

Europe
For most Norwegians, Dresden is probably not known as a large tourist city, but in the old days the city had a completely different status. Until World War II, it was considered the most beautiful city on the continent throughout Europe, which abruptly changed when it was completely ruined by bombings towards the end of World War II. Since then, much has happened in Dresden, and through extensive restoration and reconstruction, Dresden is once again ready to receive tourists. According to DigoPaul, Dresden is located in southeastern Germany, close to the borders of Poland and the Czech Republic. The city is especially a popular destination during the Christmas season, due to an extensive Christmas market in the center of the city that attracts over 2 million people every single year.…
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Shopping in Rome

Shopping in Rome

Europe
Money in Rome The euro is the official currency in Italy, we recommend that you either withdraw the Euro before you travel, or from ATMs when you are in Rome. In general, you usually get the worst exchange rates at the airports at both ends of the journey. Exchanging cash is not recommended, because the exchange rate is usually the worst. Here there are also large variations in relation to where you exchange. It is best to pay by bank card or credit card at hotels, restaurants, when you shop, etc., while you have Euro for small expenses. With a credit card, you have the best consumer security in relation to defects in the goods you buy, or if you have other reasons to complain. However, remember to choose Euro…
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