First Week in Vienna | Austria, Spring 2016

Posted April 6th, 2016 by Matthew in Vienna, Austria

Travelling to Vienna After my wonderful month is Schwäbisch Hall, it was time for me and the other students travelling through Central College’s program to migrate to Vienna. It started as a bus rid with all of us in a private bus to Nuremberg, Germany. From there, we waited a few hours at the Bahnhof…

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Matthew Bryan | Introduction | Austria, Spring 2016

Posted March 7th, 2016 by Matthew in Vienna, Austria

Welcome! Welcome to the start of the Central College Abroad semester in Vienna Blog, Spring 2016! My name is Matthew Bryan and I’m really looking forward to this enjoyable experience. About Me As I have already mentioned, my parents decided to name me Matthew. I enjoy traveling, although this is my first time out of…

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Me: A Definition | Central College Semester in Austria

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

Coming off of Martin Luther King Day last week and preparing to enter Black History month next week, the internet has come alive with people expressing the important role of experience in shaping lives. Whether it’s a video like  “An Overreaction” (click for link) in support of #BlackLivesMatter or this one about the history being…

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How to Make Friends at the University at Home or Abroad

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

Quora is a Wikipedia for personal experiences. The difference between Quora and other Q&A platforms is that, instead of shouting into the internet void, you can target your questions at experts in the field or even specific people. (Check out the Obama’s answers by clicking here). As I’ve worked toward my majors in Media Production…

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AFK-ish | New Year’s Observations

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Andrew in Vienna, Austria

For my winter break this year I traveled by train from Vienna, Austria to Heidelberg, Germany in order to spend sometime with old family friends. One of the side effects/benefits of this visit was that I spent a lot of time AFK (Away from the Keyboard) being refreshed through holiday activities and adventures. This of…

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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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