Recap to the beginning of 2017. My research stay at Stanford University neared its end and I was preparing to return home. In one week I traveled across the U.S. before leaving for Switzerland.
My route: San Francisco → Chicago → Boston → New York → Zurich.
I have to admit I have been neglecting this blog for some weeks now. Both transitioning into a new routine and being generally busy made it hard for me to write about my daily life here. So let me give a round-up about my life in the US in the last month.
Let’s talk about football. And to clarify, I do not mean soccer but the iconic American sport were full body-contact and intense fan-chanting are in the center. While I have neglible interest in sports I wanted to give it a shot and experience how a game feels like.
As October comes in, the weather slowly becomes cooler and cloudier. Still, we are talking about California, meaning there will be some clouds from now on and it gets a bit chilly in the mornings while being warm at noon.
The past week was filled with introductions, and involved meeting new people and free food. Not only did the Graduate Student Council host dozens of events during the Graduate Orientation Week, other organs and student organizations contributed their individual ones.