Guest Articles on studyandgoabroad.com

Earlier this month the Canadian blog “studyandgoabroad.com” published two of twentyninesomething.com´s most read articles. Find them here: Living abroad: Working vs. Studying Why Erasmus Friendships are meant to be  

Bon Voyage: 5 Tips and Tricks for your next trip

Choose your seat wisely Don´t wait to choose your seat until the on-line check-in  (which is usually possible 48 or 24 hours prior to your flight´s departure) and make your choice in time. A pre-screening of the reservations on a plane makes sense in order to identify seats that will come up to your expectations to the…

Living abroad:…from living abroad

In every  expat life there are a lot of significant days where SOMETHING very special happens – vivid memories that you will never forget: the one where you had to wave “Goodbye” to your beloved one´s and standing at the gate, crying (..because you just couldn´t hold it any longer!!!). The one where you realize that you don´t…

10 typical things about living in Chile

  Pisco, Palta, Wine and Reggaeton – Living in Chile for a while is not just about experiencing good food and great wine …sometimes one even has the possiblity to travel back in time. 1. Thursday is the new Friday – “El Juernes” “Tum-da-dum-da, Tum-da-dum-da…”, is the typical Reggaeton beat one can usually hear in…

Why Erasmus friendships are meant to be

The Erasmus impact study which was published by the European Commission in 2014, revealed that a lot of those participating in the popular European educational exchange programme meet their long-term partner while studying abroad – and that people who met during this magical time are more likely to have transnational relationships. But does this fact…

Living Abroad: Working vs. Studying

After having done both, studying (in my very early twenties) and working abroad (in my mid and very late twenties), it’s now time to compare those quite exiting phases by pointing out the main similarities and differences. Well, not surprisingly, it turns out that the partying behaviour has changed significantly in the last couple of…

Interview on “The Wanderlanders”

Wohoo! Happy to announce that an interview about me living abroad in Chile was published today on “The Wanderlanders“. Check out their awesome Blog for further expat life stories and lots of useful tipps here.

10 things I loved about living in Sweden

I remember the time in Gothenburg as one of the best year ever in my life. Studying there at the University, together with other students from all over the world and enjoying the Swedish way of life at the same time, definitely added a special experience to my life. In detail, I am mostly refering…

Living Abroad…and the lessons learned

A Column Immanuel Kant once said that “it only makes sense to travel in other cultures if you’ve already made sense of your own, but doing the former will help you notice the shortcomings of your own culture (as described here)”. Indeed, traveling and living abroad for a significant period of time does not just…

Living Abroad: Reverse Cultural Shock

A Column Spending some time “abroad” in my home country is always awesome: The fresh air, the first days of spring and meeting friends: What else to ask for? However, I kind of felt like a stranger in my birth town all of a sudden, realizing that what I’ve always considered as “normal” suddenly turned…

Living abroad: I am an alien, I am a legal alien

A Column Above all, packing all your stuff and moving to a new, yet unknown culture and country means leaving your comfort zone, making certain sacrifices (see “living abroad…and long distance friendships“) and amplifying your horizon by getting to know this beautiful and complex place – the so called planet earth – a little bit…

Trial and Error: The perfect Curry

I have been a huge fan of Asian kitchen ever since and especially after my time living abroad in Singapore, I am desperately trying to figure out how to cook the perfect homemade curry. No master ever fell off the sky, hence figuring out how to do so cost me a lot of trial and…