The Black Forest

The pictures don't do the black forest justice. It was incredibly beautiful and surprisingly warm (don't let the snow fool you). I stayed in a cozy hostel with other students from my home university in America, which was only a 30-45 minute walk from a trail leading to one of mountain peaks in the black … Continue reading The Black Forest


Top Five Places I’ve met People from

Below is a list of the top ten most common places that the people I've met during my language course have been from. Italy (I don't know why but I've met so many people from Italy). The US/Canada (I guess that all of us native english speakers tend to group together so it's fairly easy … Continue reading Top Five Places I’ve met People from

Battling Homesickness

This is the first time I've left America and even the first time I've been more than two hours away from my family. Therefore, it's probably not that surprising that I've had bouts of homesickness even within the first few days of arrival. The thing is that homesickness, just like a cold or cough, eventually … Continue reading Battling Homesickness


Pictures from my recent trip to Frankfurt with the student group ESN. Mostly the pictures are from the free alternative walking tour that we took (open and free to anyone of all ages) and that I personally recommend because we got to learn some really cool non-touristy things about the city that we otherwise would … Continue reading Frankfurt

About Me…

My name is Kate. I am 20 years old (soon to be 21). I have just left America for the first time to study abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. This is a blog to document my experiences as a young twenty-something university student traveling and to potentially provide advice or insight for other young persons planning … Continue reading About Me…

Studentenwohnheim Tour

These are photos of my student apartment in Heidelberg. The apartment itself is fairly small but I only was sharing it with one roommate, so it was more than enough space. I was lucky enough to live with a German roommate, who studied at the university full time, so she had stocked the kitchen with cooking … Continue reading Studentenwohnheim Tour