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An Abrupt Ending

Ben Heiden has been back in Berlin since mid-March – in his final letter from Birmingham, he reflects on the end of his stay in the United Kingdom.

What a Year!

Last letter from Sydney: Jennifer Gaschler – now home in Germany – looks back on her stay in Australia.

A Semester That I Will Never Forget

In her last letter from Shanghai, Vivi Feng reviews some of her new experiences and hopes to be able to return to Fudan University soon for her second semester there.

Israel between Demonization and Idealization

In his last letter from Jerusalem, Julian Jestadt reflects on his visits to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and the Arafat Museum.

Journey to My Roots

In her last letter from Ljubljana, Sonja Poschenrieder went in search of her roots: Family stories about her grandparents and great-grandparents led her to today’s Serbia.

Painful Goodbyes

In Marie Funke’s final letter from Hong Kong, she reflects on her time abroad – things certainly did not go as planned

The Many Facets of Russia

The last letter from Saint Petersburg! At the end of the semester, Lilia Becker traveled across the country.

Naive Expectations and Valuable Experiences

In Elias Aguigah’s final “Letter from Saint-Denis,” he looks back over his semester abroad on Reunion Island

Rain, Not Snow

Lilia Becker’s third letter from St. Petersburg tells of Russia’s mild winter and moving conversations at the end of the semester

From Chinese Metropolis to Ghost Town

In Vivi Feng’s third letter, she describes how the coronavirus is shaping daily life in Shanghai