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Name: Álvaro Rafael Mendoza GrisalesAlvaro Rafael Mendoza Grisales
Country of origin: Colombia
Year of birth: 1992
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
German institute: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute location: Neumarkt (Upper Palatinate)
This is my aim in Germany: Bachelor, internship
I wrote for the blog from April 2015 to July 2015
My hobbies and interests: Travelling, reading, cooking, party and soccer

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Karte NeumarktServus! I am Álvaro Mendoza Grisales, I am 22 years old and I come from Barranquilla, Colombia; a city located in the north coast of the country and famous for its carnival, its nice – friendly people and its warm and caribbean weather (It is also from where Shakira comes too). I am currently doing the fourth year of my bachelor program of civil engineering in the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia as well. I have been in Germany since August 2014 and I will stay until July 2015 in an academic exchange year with the Young Engineers Scholarship offered by DAAD. Throughout this amazing year I have been living in different parts of Germany; first I was in Berlin for 2 months (doing a language course), then in Karlsruhe for 5 months (in the KIT, doing the academic semester of the exchange) and I will spend my final 5 months in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz (doing a Praktikum in the german construction company Max Bögl). During this time I have had many experiences and infinite thoughts about the german culture, weather, cities, food, people and so forth; I would like to share these thoughts and perceptions with you guys in this space. Hope you enjoy it!

Álvaro.

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