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  • His 'Wanderjahr' had lasted nearly fifteen months.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • We here at The Atlantic grapple with all sorts of problems: matters glandular and jugular, animals crepuscular, extractions tonsillar, Mormons tabernacular, the politics of Simón Bolívar, diseases vascular, the arthritis of Renoir, Freddie Mercury in Zanzibar, my lost Wanderjahr, and polishing the samovar.

    What’s Your Problem?

  • Then I could see about the continuance of my interrupted Wanderjahr.

    Knight of Shadows

  • _Wanderjahr_ for the working-man would do much to cement the unity of western civilization.

    The Unity of Civilization

  • He divided it into five periods, and, with a reminiscence of _Wilhelm Meister, _ called it his _Wanderjahr: _

    Life of Father Hecker

  • After leaving Russia the young poet spent the rest of his _Wanderjahr_ in Italy.

    Life of Robert Browning

  • In the days when Wilhelm Meister was written, the _Wanderjahr_ or year of travel was a recognised part of student life, and was held in high regard as contributing a valuable element to a complete education.

    Essays on Work and Culture

  • "The trio took off on their Wanderjahr, intent on visiting every museum between Edinburgh and Rome."

    infoplease - Daily Almanac

  • Sure, we’ve all heard stories about how the champion of simple living took laundry home to his mother during his backwoods Wanderjahr.

    Thoreau’s Pencil - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Call me a giant nerd and I’m sure some of you will, but the part of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Wanderjahr in “Eat, Pray, Love” that I most envied was the chance to learn another language.

    Eat, Pray, Conjugate - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

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