Things I wish I had done differently during my stay in Stuttgart

Before I begin, I want to make sure of the fact that this is not a blog post meant in a contrite tone. Rather, this turns out to be a reflection of my stay in Stuttgart as a student for over 2 years now. Reflecting on what could have been better. Reflection on how better I could have made the most of my stay here. If you have already stayed abroad for your studies, a few of you may be able to relate to many things and a few of you may relate to fewer things. Subjective are the situations. And, s...
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Alternative Stuttgart: 9 offbeat things to do in the city

From TripAdvisor to Lonely Planet, the online world is replete with suggestions of clichéd activities to do if you want to explore Stuttgart. While there’s no denying that spending a sunny afternoon at Schlossplatz and marvelling at the evolution of automobile at Mercedes-Benz Museum are a must-do, there’s much more to enjoy if you are up for trying out non-touristy options.  Here are nine things you can do in Stuttgart to explore the city in a different way.   Jazz music If y...
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A student’s guide to living on a tight budget

  Student life is one of those phases when we are perpetually running out of money. There is just never enough to cover for a meal and get a new sweater at the same time; we always have to make choices. If you are living this life or are about to begin, this blog can help you navigate these choppy waters a little more intelligently.   Finding a place to live in Stuttgart may be one of the most difficult tasks you would do once you move to the city. Moving to a new city as ...
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Living on-campus versus off-campus

All the freedom and independence I dreamt of as a child were in the offing as I entered the university. Did the dream still hold on to the charm and the fantasies? Well, I would say it almost did except for the harsh face of the real world out of the cocoon. As children, we were always under the supervision of our parents who kept an eye on us and in a way kept reminding us what was right and what was not. But, as we came of age and got out of the snug homes of our parents, we had a lot of d...
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Christmas time in Stuttgart

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer, which means it’s official: Christmas is coming. Lots of people are longing for summer, but let’s be honest, winter does have its advantages and I’m going to show you what you can do in Stuttgart at this time of year. The days are getting colder and finding the motivation to spend time outside is becoming much harder. But it’s better to get out and do something before you sink into a winter depression, and just because it’s cold that does...
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Digital Jobs in Stuttgart

Digital jobs have been created in numerous branches over the last two decades. In the Stuttgart region, digital experts have a particularly high chance of finding a digital job, simply due to the fact that so many innovative companies who have established themselves in this region. Digitalization is changing the working world. Digital technologies have become an established part of almost all areas of work. Leading technology companies are currently converting their processes to use Indus...
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Places to Visit for Free in Stuttgart

For some students, just a quick glance into their wallets is enough to bring about the realization that the budget for a trip to the swimming pool, climbing wall or to an amusement park is pretty much nonexistent. That’s why you can find out here what you can do in and around Stuttgart when the weather is good, without spending anything. This is of course just a limited selection.   1. Weißenburgpark on Bopser Hill The Weißenburgpark is located on Bopser, a hill in south Stuttg...
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