Author: Vivien Zhu

Vallendar, Germany: The Travel

While flying was fun and sometimes fast, trains played an enormous role in my travels. From Frankfurt airport’s Fernbahnhof (the long-distance station across the street held up by Brutalist concrete supports), I took an...

Vallendar, Germany: The Food

Germany, as with any country, has a family of stereotyped foods. Bratwurst, sauerkraut, sausages, schnitzel, and lots and lots of beer, are what typically come to mind when people mention German cuisine. And you...

Vallendar, Germany: The School

I applied for study abroad through the Smith Exchange program, and was accepted into the program at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, a private business school in Western Germany. Only around four percent...

Vallendar, Germany: The City

Some people seek out the big city for their study abroad experience. And power to them! I myself am a big fan of exploring large urban areas, and the rich, ever-evolving cultural offerings they...

Vallendar, Germany: The People

For one, my move-in day was the 2nd of January. When I stepped off the plane onto a wet tarmac in Frankfurt, I was still riding the high of the holiday season, and of...