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International Student Life in Munich

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by Christin Quam (subscribe)
Please bear with yourself and get a little laugh.
Published December 4th 2013
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Two and a half years ago I came to Munich to learn, or to run for my bachelor degree.

My first impression was:

It was very clean;
It was safe with a lot of police and English is widely spoken;
The U-Bahn is huge;
Burnt sugar almonds are delicious;
In summer it's good to just lay down on the green grass beside the Isar river.
Karlsplatz - Marienplatz - Odeonsplatz offer beautiful views.

But as a student, what I love most about living in Munich are:

There are so many international friends you could find and meet, as Munich is a very attractive city in Germany with universities and job opportunities.

The city is very quiet (which I actually hate) but it helps me to concentrate, which in the end will help improve one's grades. And it helps me to save some money as well!

The public library creates an atmosphere to help me to concentrate, equipped with resources and heater during winter and most importantly, an air-conditioner during summer.

I love music and arts and Munich is a popular destination for concerts, orchestras, and any interesting events that I usually find in the Münchner Volkshochschule or random posters on the streets.

In my free time I used to walk along the Schellingsstrasse and look at all the artists stores and English bookstores.

I love the supermarkets! They are huge with a lot of fresh and healthy products available and to choose from, and not so many people! I always can't wait to do my groceries on Friday.

Travel! I hopped on to a DB train and in two hours I arrived in Salzburg, Austria; six hours to Paris with beautiful views along the German and French border; cycling to the Neuschwanstein; and four hours drive to Prague.

So for now, my current impression is, I need to find anything (courses or job or internship) to extend my visa to be able to live here for at least another year after I graduate.

Thank you Munich!
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