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Cultural differences between Latin Americans and Dutch people

Posted by Carolina Barría at Sep 01, 2017 07:36 AM

As a Latin American living in the Netherlands for more than 20 years, I have to admit that at the beginning I had a cultural shock. It is normal, we ‘Latinos’ are open and expressive. Dutch people are more reserved and very direct. As time went by, I have come to understand and value the Dutch behaviour which has allowed me to integrate and participate actively in Dutch society. Let’s look at those differences and how to deal with them.

International students: Start up your own business!

Posted by Carolina Barría at Aug 22, 2017 01:45 PM

Holland is the perfect country to become an entrepreneur while studying! The startup scene is thriving and there are opportunities everywhere. As an international student, you are in the perfect situation to take advantage of this. Based on my experiences with international students, I’ll tell you why that is.

Step 5 in "Get yourself to Holland" series: 16 things you need to know before arriving in Holland

Step 5 in "Get yourself to Holland" series: 16 things you need to know before arriving in Holland

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Jul 30, 2017 09:41 PM

The new academic year is about to start, and many international students are probably very anxious about their new life in Holland. "What will i eat?", "how do i travel?", "who will be my friends", "are my teachers nice?", etc. I have been in your shoes, so today i have composed a list of things (i think) that may help you a bit with having a good life in Holland.

(Vlog) Summer is the season of PRIDE

(Vlog) Summer is the season of PRIDE

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Jul 30, 2017 08:22 PM

Netherlands is well known for its diversity and acceptance of differences. Summer in Holland is packed with many activities to celebrate the diversity in sexual orientations and the pride for being different. As a LGBTQ member myself, I always look forward to this time of the year.

[VIDEO]Asian Girls Try Dutch Food PART 2: sprinkles breakfast

[VIDEO]Asian Girls Try Dutch Food PART 2: sprinkles breakfast

Posted by Liu Zhu at Jul 30, 2017 05:12 PM

Another taste test!! This time, we have sprinkles for breakfast. Check out our reaction to Dutch food!

[VIDEO]Asian Girls Try Dutch Food PART 1: disgusting liquorice

[VIDEO]Asian Girls Try Dutch Food PART 1: disgusting liquorice

Posted by Liu Zhu at Jul 30, 2017 05:11 PM

Taste Test!!! In today's video, Bo and I taste few kinds of dutch food. Check out our reaction!

The struggle of finding a business-related job of a recently-graduated biomedical science student

The struggle of finding a business-related job of a recently-graduated biomedical science student

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Jul 30, 2017 01:50 PM

A lot of international students do not only come to Holland for the stellar higher education programs available here, but also come with the hope of establishing a career in this top 10 happiest place on Earth. Hence, I would like to share with you my personal job-searching experience at the end of master program.

Do you want to work in Holland? All you need to know about Orientation (job seeking) year and Highly skilled immigration visa! – 2

Do you want to work in Holland? All you need to know about Orientation (job seeking) year and Highly skilled immigration visa! – 2

Posted by Boeun Park at Jul 16, 2017 12:10 PM

Would you like to work in Holland after graduation? Are you looking for a job in Holland with your university degree? Then stay tuned! I will share with you “All you need to know about Orientation (job seeking) year and Highly skilled immigration visa”!

Do you want to work in Holland? All you need to know about Orientation (job seeking) year and Highly skilled immigration visa! - 1

Do you want to work in Holland? All you need to know about Orientation (job seeking) year and Highly skilled immigration visa! - 1

Would you like to work in Holland after graduation? Are you looking for a job in Holland with your university degree? Then stay tune! I will share with you “All you need to know about Orientation (job seeking) year and Highly skilled immigration visa”!

How to Find Student Housing in Amsterdam

How to Find Student Housing in Amsterdam

Finding a place to live in Amsterdam can be terrifyingly hard. There is just not enough housing to cover all the people flocking to this great city for school, jobs, and the myriad cultural experiences. The city is definitely working hard to keep up (I’ve watched two apartment buildings built from scratch from my apartment window over the last ten months) but so far it’s still very tough to find a cheap place. So how do you find an apartment in Amsterdam, or the Netherlands in general?

[VIDEO] One Day in My Life As A Leiden University Student

[VIDEO] One Day in My Life As A Leiden University Student

Posted by Liu Zhu at Jun 20, 2017 07:38 PM

What does an international student's life look like in Holland? And how does it feel of studying in Leiden University?! Since Leiden Uni's new building in the Hague is finalised, I followed one of my best friends and filmed one day in his life in Wijnhaven!!

Graduation Assignment in the Netherlands, What Is It and How to Survive It?

Graduation Assignment in the Netherlands, What Is It and How to Survive It?

Posted by Angel Tania at Jun 19, 2017 05:47 PM
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IK BEN AFGESTUDEERD (I have graduated)! Oh the sweet, sweet 3 words I have been longing to shout out during these past months... After being as busy as popcorn on a skillet for 1 semester, I have just passed my graduation thesis and defense (wohoo)! With euphoria that is still running in my veins, I will be sharing the tips&trick to survive the last phase of your study year in this post.

To live alone or not to live alone, that is the question! – Pros and cons of self-contained studio and shared flat

To live alone or not to live alone, that is the question! – Pros and cons of self-contained studio and shared flat

When you prepare your study years in Holland, one thing you spend most of time on must be choosing housing. When you choose the house and make a contract, most of the time, even in shortest term contract, you need to live at least half year. Therefore, choosing what housing system is very important! In this post, I will guide you whether you should choose live alone or live with others!

The Cost of Entertainment In Amsterdam

The Cost of Entertainment In Amsterdam

My last blog post was about the cost of living for a student in Amsterdam. I just talked about the basics, like accommodation, groceries, transportation, etc. These won’t make up your only expenses however. As a student studying abroad in a new country, you’ll want to see new things and meet new people. So what does it cost to eat out, go to a movie or travel to another city?

The Student's Cost of Living in the Netherlands

The Student's Cost of Living in the Netherlands

If you’re heading to the Netherlands for school soon, or considering attending university in this small corner of Europe, you’ve probably asked yourself, “How much is it going to cost to live there?”. I know this was a huge question on my mind while applying to schools, and even after reading about it from many sources online, I still wasn’t sure how much it would be.

5 Perks of being an Indonesian Student in the Netherlands

5 Perks of being an Indonesian Student in the Netherlands

Posted by Angel Tania at May 31, 2017 11:05 AM

The Netherlands has been having a unique relationship with Indonesia since long time ago. Now you might wonder what is it that makes being an Indonesian student in the Netherlands awesome? In this post, I will unfold each of the reasons why. So, stay-tuned!

Netherlands - the melting pot of cultures

Netherlands - the melting pot of cultures

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at May 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Do you know that 1 out of 10 students in Holland is an international student? The presence of such a large number of international students and foreigners here means that there are plenty of cultural activities and events.

Dos and don’ts for internships at Dutch companies – Part II

Posted by Carolina Barría at May 16, 2017 11:10 AM

Work experience is highly valued in the Dutch job market. An internship gives you practical experience in your field and makes you a more interesting candidate for future employers. But how do you excel at being an intern at a Dutch company? These dos and don’ts, based on my experiences with international students, will help you.

What should I ride to travel in Holland? Tips and guides to use Dutch train system!

What should I ride to travel in Holland? Tips and guides to use Dutch train system!

When you arrive in The Netherlands and get out of the schiphol airport, the first thing you will do is taking a train! But what should you take? Intercity? Sprinter? Intercity Direct???? So confusing! Here are tips and guides for you not to be lost in the train station!

Kingsday- The biggest birthday party in the World!

Kingsday- The biggest birthday party in the World!

Posted by Deviprasad Nair at May 05, 2017 12:28 AM

A whirl wind of a day.

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