Don’t Leave Out the “German” When You Study in Germany

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Most of the students who contact us at Eight Hours and Change have some kind of background in German language studies, but a large minority are drawn by the prospect of studying tuition-free in a foreign environment. These non-German speakers tend to write me about English-taught program offerings, and I always respond …

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Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

“Where Shouldn’t I Go?” How Safe Is It To Study in Germany?

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I came into this world during the height of the American crime epidemic. Fortunately, much has changed in my home country during my lifetime. The ’90s saw the historic reversal of the crime wave of the ’70s and ’80s, followed by the return to post-war crime rates in the 2000s. But, while America …

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Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

Not Better or Worse, Just Different

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I went back and forth with Slate’s Rebecca Schuman a few weeks ago on Twitter after reading her article about German universities. I agreed with a lot of what she had to say, and thought it was great that she was an informed perspective, rather than adding to the glut of dashed-off summaries that …

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Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

University Profiles: the University of Siegen

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A few months ago, I was in Muenster meeting a friend, when I heard someone loudly say the word “Siegen” next to me. There was a group of young guys laughing and talking to each other, and I was a little bit surprised at what came next. “Was ist Schlimmer …

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Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.