wanderjahr


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Wanderjahr

(ˈvandərjaːr)
n, pl -jahre (-jaːrə)
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a year in which an apprentice travelled to improve his skills
[German, literally: wander year]

wanderjahr

- Literally German for "wander year," it refers to a year of wandering or travel.
See also related terms for wandering.
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(8) It should further be noted that Fuller's visit to the West, which, as we have seen, she described as a "wandering," was, quite literally, an abbreviated Wanderjahr, that is, a time of travel and personal metamorphosis between life stages.
For Finnegan, the passion was chasing waves, from a boyhood in Los Angeles to an adolescence in Hawaii, and then to a global Wanderjahr that took him in his 20s to Fiji, Australia, South Africa and Portugal, and then back to America.
I was twenty, coming off a wanderjahr, in between my second and third colleges, a committed evangelical Christian and ready to make my mark, but without a clear direction.
The author, Giniece Parente, is the author/illustrator of two previously published children's picture books; Wanderjahr and Treasure of the Universe.
According to Van der Vinne's memoir, the excursion lasted from 1653 to 1654 and had the character of an informal Wanderjahr, as the young men paid their way by painting or drawing portraits and landscapes.
I have the nude pictures of her balanced on his knee--she was a wheelwright's daughter --& see him at his charming worst, telling tales of his wanderjahr -- trading a horse for a model-T, following the harvest until the increase in machinery put everybody out of work-- while correcting the grammar in her love letters.
He told us there was a great Triangle Club show at Princeton in which Wordsworth's wanderjahr in Europe figured.