Vienna Midterms

Posted December 15th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

When I initially sat down to write this week I thought I was going to write about routine. Halfway through my semester in Austria I thought that I had maybe figured things out and knew what was going on. Reflecting on another week in Austria, however, showed me that the experience of living here for…

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BTS at OKTO | Semester in Vienna Austria

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

I have the privilege of working at OKTO TV this semester. One of my recent projects was working on the BTS (Behind the Scenes)  video for the Fräulein Hona 12 Minute Live Session. Please take 1 minute to check it out! I’ve also been put in charge of taking BTS photography when I attend studio…

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Why do you study German? | Video Post | Goethe Institut 2015

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

One question that I get asked a lot is, “Why do you study German?”

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Electric Orpheus Workshop | Vienna Fall 2015

Posted November 18th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of participating in the Electric Orpheus workshop. Like Orpheus in the Greek myth from which the course’s title was derived, we explored the world of music and descended into some dark places to find our inspiration.

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To Shine and Linger| Internship | Austria 2015

Posted October 28th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

An Introduction to OKTO TV Breitensee Wirtschaftspark is about 40 minutes away from Haus Salzburg (my dorm for the semester). In the fourth section of this building and up one flight of stairs is the office of a local community TV studio, OKTO TV. Designed as an avenue to help people broadcast stories on public…

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What’s in a word?

Posted October 12th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

What’s in a word? Words. The little groups of letters or sounds that form the basis of modern spoken and written communication. They have the power to define and unite people through common understanding and expression. They also have the power to baffle and confuse. Living around the world for the last year has provided…

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Einbahn (One Way) | The Psychological Move | Semester in Austria 2015

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

This week I moved from the small town of Schwäbisch Hall Germany (40,000 people) to Wien Austria (1.7 million people). While adjusting to another physical move, I have found myself continually thinking back on my time in Schwäbisch Hall and the other places I have lived. I have thought about differences, similarities, pros, and cons….

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Food & Friendship | Reflection | Goethe Institut Germany

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

Students come from all over the world to learn German at the Goethe Institut in Schwäbisch Hall. This month students come from more than 40 different countries. Some of the largest groups are from Brazil, Japan, Turkey, and the United States, but you don’t have to go far to find others. In my class alone…

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A New Perspective | Reflection | Goethe Institut Germany

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

On Saturday I visited the Würth art museum in Schwäbish Hall. Their current exhibit highlights the use of optical illusions and light to affect the viewer’s perception. Among the artists highlighted I was most impressed by the work and philosophy of Patrick Hughes. Hughes works with inverse perspective, or as he likes to call it…

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If you’re trying to change the world, give up. | Reflection | Austria Fall 2015

Posted September 6th, 2015 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

When we look at all the world’s problems, most of the time we just want to throw in the towel. All the wars, famines, diseases, and refugees that make the evening news are only the tip of the iceberg. In response to these issues we might put our efforts behind the Millennial Development goals, throw…

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