Hi! My name is Stephen, and I am a graduate student who has been living and working in Germany for the last few years, and a former "Austauschstudent," or exchange student, in Leipzig. During my time in Leipzig, I maintained a blog intended to help me document my time in Germany, share some tips that I picked up along the way for everyday life, and to help provide a resource for other Americans who are looking to study in Germany.
After my time in Leipzig, the blog went dormant, but I continued to collect more information and ideas when I returned to Germany just under a year later. In keeping with my goal to build the type of resource for students planning to study in Germany that I would have found enormously useful before I moved to here, I felt that it was about time for a new site and a fresh start. Happy reading, and welcome to Lab Rat Abroad!