The Greek Life (aka. Fraternities and Sororities)

During my time here in the USA I’ve had the chance to come in contact with the Greek life here. Mostly what I know about about this comes from different movies, so it was nice to actually see this for yourself. I’ll catch you up to speed real quick if you haven’t heard about these:

Basically it’s social organisations or societies which help you achieve some goal, like community service, professional advancement or scholastic achievement. Many of the organizations have some sort of niche or are founded for a special group (like Christians). The names of the societies are usually two or three Greek letters. These letters are usually initials of the society’s Greek motto. Many of the organizations are nationwide and have different chapters at different campuses. Continue reading for more info about the houses.

2013-09-01 21.13.45One of the frathouses, pronounced pi-kappa-alpha, or pike for short.

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The Football Game

I’ve been quite busy lately, so I haven’t taken the time to update the blog in a while. However, I recently happened to get a ticket to one of the games here in Nebraska. So I thought I might share a little about what game day in Lincoln means here.

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In this post I’ll tell you about the DMV, my experience there and how to get an Nebraskan state ID. The reason I wanted to get an Nebraskan State ID is so I wouldn’t have to carry around my passport whenever I wanted to buy a beer or go to a bar. I’d rather loose my $7.50 state ID than breaking or loosing my passport.

2013-09-09 15.22.54I wasn’t the only one standing in line.

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The Car Culture

As many of you know, you can get a drivers-license in the US when you are 16 years old. What you might not know, is that basically everyone over 16 has a car, and I’ll tell you why. Basically everything in this country is built for cars. The city is spread quite thin, which means that the distances are quite big. Every fast food chain has drive-through and there are parking lots everywhere.

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The Free Stuff

After a hectic first week, with a lot of new stuff happening, I finally have some time to update the blog.

During every day on the first week of the semester, we’ve attended events that give free food and free stuff. I guess you can’t say it’s completely free, as the tuition fees here are up to 5 figures high. However, since I’m part of an exchange program, I don’t pay any tuition, so it’s all free to me.

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