Author Archives: Jason Mittell

Greta’s Reflection on a Year Abroad

While we are no longer actively writing on this blog – Ruth has started her own, and Jason continues to write on his – we thought it was appropriate to share a piece of Greta’s writing here. She had an assignment … Continue reading

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Holidays in Germany

Although the holiday season is past, 10-year-old Greta has been working on a blog post about her experiences celebrating holidays in Germany. If you want to see more pictures, flashback to our holiday photo album. Here’s Greta: The holiday season … Continue reading

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Fountains and Fireworks

The past few weeks have been generally our most normal yet. My fellowship officially began in October, so I’m starting to have regular events and meals with other fellows from around the world. The girls’ schools have become more routine, … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Adventure

I’m proud to introduce our daughter Greta’s first ever blog post! I’m Greta, I’m ten years old, and I’ve lived in Vermont since I was a year old. I love to read, especially adventure fantasy books like Harry Potter, Percy … Continue reading

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On Disasters and Disconnections

The past two weeks have been difficult in both predictable and unexpected ways. We knew that the first month of school would be quite difficult for the kids, as the language barrier would be at its highest, and the novelty … Continue reading

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A Grand Day Out

Our first two weeks in Germany have been focused on settling in – setting up our home, planning for the kids’ school, stocking our cupboards, figuring out how things work. But while most of our time this year will be … Continue reading

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Our First Week

Jason here: Moving your family to a new continent is a very effective way to notice everything you take for granted in your everyday life. The past week has been intense, chaotic, and exhausting, but illuminating about how we live … Continue reading

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