Willkommen to Vallendar

After two weeks of traveling and visiting friends, I arrived in Vallendar. Not going to lie it was quite the day's journey and a bit of a transition as well. Visiting friends in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Barcelona the past two weeks was a great way to acclimate to life in Europe. It was quite nice, … Continue reading Willkommen to Vallendar


Working on the Future and Learning about the Past

This past week has been filled with so much paper, I feel like a filing cabinet. It turns out that Germany loves its formalities and every one of them comes with at least one or two forms to fill out. There is a form for proof of health insurance, another for my social card (which … Continue reading Working on the Future and Learning about the Past

Classes and Castles

Almost two weeks down in Deutschland, and I like to think that I’m adjusting well. Spending half of my summer in Mannheim really helped me get accustomed to the little nuances of German culture, but there are some things about being in a new city throwing me for a loop. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bni3IP1Biag/?hl=en&taken-by=mickeymcollins A different university means … Continue reading Classes and Castles

Mikayla: A Year in Bonn

Mikayla Collins is a University of Florida student studying abroad during the Academic Year of 2018-19 in Bonn, Germany.  To learn more about Mikayla's program, click here: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn. What is your year and academic concentration? Year: Junior (3rd year) Major: English with a concentration in Film and Media Studies Minor: German Have you … Continue reading Mikayla: A Year in Bonn

Volkswagen CEOs and Currywursts

If you ever watched the old “How It’s Made” episodes on television and enjoyed watching the ever-so-satisfying assembly lines and machines put things together so precisely, then the  Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg would probably be your paradise. Never have I seen such a large, modern, and complex factory. The Volkswagen production plant can be most … Continue reading Volkswagen CEOs and Currywursts