Life in Giessen

Blog from and for Internationals to survive in Giessen

Free overnight in Giessen – our Couchsurfing experience

If you’re new to the city, your dormitory keys are still not available or you’re low on a budget – try out your luck with Couchsurfing Giessen! We’ve tested it, we’ve liked it and we’re happy to share it with you. 🙂 Couchsurfing…what? You’ve never heard of Couchsurfing before? It’s a global network with millions of Read more about Free overnight in Giessen – our Couchsurfing experience[…]

Sorting waste in Germany – all what you need to know ;)

Yeah, I know sorting waste is rather an unattractive topic but in Germany it is an essential system to cope with waste. However, this system is not perfect and very different to the systems in other countries. Tamara already wrote an article about the Pfand-principle in Germany to recycle plastic bottles. So, I focus in Read more about Sorting waste in Germany – all what you need to know 😉[…]

Student discounts: ISIC card

Student discounts. Did you know that you can save a lot of money if you’re holding a student status? Today I am going to tell you about various possibilities (student discounts), that you can get with International Student Identity Card, that is basically called just ISIC among students. Unfortunately, it’s not very popular and I Read more about Student discounts: ISIC card[…]

Different rules and customs – what may surprise an international in Germany? An approach to studies

Why even writing this article? Hi there! If you’re reading our blog you probably know we do our best to provide you with tips and useful information to make your life (as an international) in Giessen/Germany a bit easier. Sometimes we also share our own experience. It will not be different this time. I want Read more about Different rules and customs – what may surprise an international in Germany? An approach to studies[…]

Useful apps and website’s which make your life easier in Germany

You are here now, you settled down, but still from time to time you wonder if there is anything you miss that could make your everyday life easier, more social or less expensive. Well luckily we are here to provide you with some useful apps (not all of them are only available in Germany, but Read more about Useful apps and website’s which make your life easier in Germany[…]

Top 10 places to grab a bite in Giessen

Looking for a nice Giessen cafes to eat or have a coffee could be a tough decision, but you can always ask a person for a recommendation. Or ask many people! Or look for a place, where anyone can rate their favourite places and comment about their most liked menu positions! One of such places Read more about Top 10 places to grab a bite in Giessen[…]

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