Miriam’s Stay Abroad in Boston – Storytime – Coming Home

Flying back After three whole months in Massachusetts, my internship ended, my scholarship ran out, and I had to return to Germany. Lena, whom I had done the internship with, stayed for another few weeks, as the J1 visa allowed us to stay for an additional month if we wanted to, and she was planning […]

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Miriam’s Stay Abroad in Boston – Storytime – Part Five

Providence, Rhode Island On April 1, again with Katharina, I visited Providence, Rhode Island, for another fair, although this time it was a festival about the French language, and since I do not speak it I did not understand much of what was said. (I think the gist was that speaking French is important because […]

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Miriam’s Stay Abroad in Boston – Storytime – Part Four

Over the next couple of weeks there will be stories about Miriam’s Stay Abroad in Boston. If you haven’t already check out her other entries. They will be links after this entry. I hope you enjoy! XoXo, Jasmin Cambridge While I was living in Malden and working in Boston, I didn’t see just Malden and […]

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Miriam’s Stay Abroad in Boston – Storytime – Part Three

Americans and… … jaywalking Now here’s what I don’t understand. Why d you have traffic lights for pedestrians and cars when nobody pays attention to them? Okay, I am exaggerating, but not by much. Occasionally, drivers will see a red light and think, oh, well, I’d better stop before I hit someone. But I have […]

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Miriam’s Stay Abroad in Boston – Storytime – Part Two

Homesickness and how to deal with it That is a central issue when you leave home, even if it is temporary. I am dealing with a bout of homesickness right at this moment as I am writing these words, and I can tell you it’s not easy, especially considering that I have never been away […]

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Miriam’s Stay Abroad in Boston – Storytime – Part One

More than a year ago, in late 2014, I decided that it might be a good idea to go spend some time in another country. As a German majoring in English, I have, even before making that decision, consciously tried to focus my studies on American literature and language only, because the US have always […]

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