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Willkommen Studenten: Back at SBU!

by creed on August 20th, 2013

Hi everyone!  Hope your summer has been fantastic! I’ll just tell you a little about myself before I explain why I tend to sprinkle German words here or there.  My name is Caterina Reed, and I’ll be a senior this year (it’s actually really crazy when I think about it).  I’m majoring in Comparative Literature, with (3) minors in Classical Civilization, Medieval Studies, and English - basically all the fields that most people don’t think actually exist at Stony Brook.  But I’m here to tell you that anything is possible if you put your mind into it, and that you can succeed here at Stony Brook…even as a non-science major :) To learn more about the wonderful world of humanities and literature visit the Cultural Analysis & Theory department, as well as the departments of English and European Languages & Literature.

Anyway, this past summer I studied abroad in Berlin, Germany.  I have always been in love with Greece and Rome (as a self-proclaimed Classicist), however Germany became more and more interesting to me throughout my time at Stony Brook.  I realized that most of the authors that I enjoyed (Goethe, Wedekind…) were in fact German and that there is a rich German culture that immersed itself into our own culture (wurst, beer, Bauhaus…). If you are interested in having an amazing and life-changing experience abroad in Germany, or another country, visit the Study Abroad website. To learn more about the specific program that I attended click here.  I had a great time – I enjoyed my classes and made many international friends.  I took a class in German Language and in Youth Cultures of German Literature (which was a very cool class for a Comp Lit person like me!).  Interestingly enough, all my classmates were English and Comparative Literature majors as well, but from other countries like Canada, Spain, and Austria!

Another cool fact about my trip was that I celebrated my 21st birthday (on July 27th)!  My new friends and I walked around Weimar, ate Vietnamese food, and had amazing ice cream!  Hier ist ein Foto von meinem (erdbeere) eis!

Ein cooles Foto von Marienkirche (sehr alt!):

Ein cooles Video:  KleinGeldPrinzessin – Öffentlicher Nahverkehr

Just a video about the traffic in Berlin with some awesome sites :)

ah, und ein Foto von mir in Prenzlauer Berg (ein Stadtteil in Berlin) mit ein Kind und seine Oma:

That’s all for now…message me with any comments/concerns/questions/etc.   Tschuss!



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