Final Thoughts

As I write the last blog post for my plus3 Germany travels on the flight back to the USA, I can’t help but to think back to myself just 2 weeks ago. The wide – eyed anxious girl that was waiting for her flight to Europe, is now coming back with a whole new genre…

Adventure 12: Wait, that’s my train!

To Austria we go! Today was our free day and what would be more exciting than going to a different country? And that’s exactly what we did! All 19 of us decided to visit Salzburg, Austria and let me say it was one of the memorable train rides of my entire life!  The day started…

Adventure 11: Presentation Day

Today’s the day – Presentation Day! I truly can not believe that it is already the day to present our company, the same company that I felt like I was just assigned to in our Sennott Square classroom. Normally, when I have presentations I am very anxious to present, however today I couldn’t be more…

Adventure 7: Munich

A day in the city! Today was our first full day to explore the city, the great city of Munich! We hopped on a tram which took us to the train station that would take us to Munich. Since the city is so close, we got there in about an hour and the ride there…

Adventure 9: Ulm

Another day, another city! Today, we visited the Bavarian city of Ulm, which is located an hour west of Augsburg. The weather wasn’t the best today, but I was still optimistic and excited to see new scenery.  When we first arrived, we saw the Ulmer Münster known in English as the Ulm church. We learned…

Adventure 10: Neuschwanstein Castle

Another day and another city and not just any city! A city with a castle – Neuschwanstein castle! We headed to the city, which took about 2 hours by bus. Right when we got there, everything was so aesthetically pleasing. The small town looked like we just walked straight into a movie set and quite…

Adventure 5: Weisswurst as a Vegetarian

The fourth day has rolled around and I just don’t know where the time has gone! Last week, I was stress packing for “The Big Germany” trip, but now we already have one week left before we come back home, which is absolutely insane! Today, thankfully we had a later call time and so I…

Adventure 8: Dachau

I want to keep today’s blog post short because no depth of my vocabulary could consciously express my thoughts of what I learned today. Today we visited Dachau.  All of the stories and history lessons that I have heard before today, could not have prepared me for all of the direct hurt that I felt…

Adventure 4: Shreya, sprechst du Englisch?

Wednesday was the most packed day by far! We visited 2 Munich located companies, Webasto and BMW.  The key aspect that I remember from the Webasto visit, was the architecture from their new offices and workstations. Webasto is a rook manufacturing company and so what that meant was we walked through the work/ testing station…

Adventure 1: 20+ Hours of Travel ✈️

We finally landed! After 20+ hours of travel, we finally made it to Augsburg, Germany! But let’s go back to the beginning of our very interesting journey of travel, all the way back to 3pm on Friday afternoon. After my dad dropped me off in Nordenberg, I checked in and found my room. It honestly…

Adventure 2: Vegan Burgers & Augsburg Scavenger Hunt

I woke up around 7 today and took a shower, got ready and then headed down to breakfast. And when I got down I was in bread heaven, they had croissants, pain au chocolate, pretzel and beautiful dinner rolls (find the name of this bread lol). I got a plate and started to stack on…

Final Reflection on Augsburg

Like I’ve said in each blog post before, I was beyond lucky to have gone on this trip. The fact that we were able to visit the companies and places we did was incredibly special. The connects that Dr. Feick and Korbinian have really make a huge difference. Seeing real applications of so many different…

The Krauss Khronicles Conclusion: Reflection Post und Tag 14

I never thought it would be more difficult getting home from Germany than it was getting here. It took Peter and I a total of about 24 hours to travel from our beloved Ibis hotel to the Newark airport. After we left the company of Dr. Feick and Ms. Spirk, we rode the bus to…

The Krauss Khronicles Tag 13: Journey to Österreich

Our free day today was sadly our final day in Germany, and we decided to go to Salzburg, Austria. I’d like to commend Vipin for planning out the day, as he made sure we all had train and lift tickets.  One of us unfortunately wasn’t able to accompany the group to Salzburg. This morning, Zach…

Reflection Blog Post: Auf Wiedersehen Blog!

As the plane landed at Washington Dulles Airport and Vipin and I said our last goodbyes, it didn’t even feel like the trip had ended. With all the new friends I had made in the short span of 2 weeks, it felt like I had been living with my own family. From our daily excursions…

The Krauss Khronicles Tag 12: Stress & Spätzle

Today was a very stressful day! Everyone had free time until 2 P.M, when the presentations began. Each group had a maximum of 25 minutes to present their topics, and 10 minutes for questions. Our Faurecia presentation mostly focused on a PESTLE analysis, as well as the company’s research and development innovations. My group was…

The Krauss Khronicles Tag 11: A Visit to Castle Krauss

Today we ventured to Neuschwanstein castle, our final cultural visit of the trip. We started the day with a relaxing 90 minute ride to the castle, which was built in the late 19th century by King Ludwig of Bavaria. We first saw the castle from the bottom of the mountain, and it was absolutely stunning. …

Final Thoughts

The summer after my Junior year of highschool i was supposed to study abroad. It would have been my first time leaving the states. I’m sure we all know how that story ended. So to have the opportunity to study abroad this year is a huge privilege that I am insanely grateful for. I greatly…

The Krauss Khronicles Tag 10: Sparrows Galore!

Today we visited the city of Ulm, a quick train ride away from Augsburg. The day started off with a good amount of running. It started to rain in the morning, and I asked Korbinian if I could grab my rain jacket, but he told me we were already leaving for the train station. As…