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[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.

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

Posted by Carolina Barría at May 01, 2017 11:35 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.

How to celebrate King's day in Amsterdam

How to celebrate King's day in Amsterdam

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Apr 30, 2017 06:30 AM

Netherlands is one of the few countries in the world that still have royal families. Even though I have heard that Dutch royal family doesn’t have a lot of political power, Dutch people still appreciate their symbolic presence and surely know how to highlight this in their culture. There is one particular day every year that the whole country is led up with the orange color, with music, with smiles and happiness, and that is King’s day.

Rain, Rain, Go Away?: Why the Weather in Holland Shouldn’t Scare You Away from Studying Here!

Rain, Rain, Go Away?: Why the Weather in Holland Shouldn’t Scare You Away from Studying Here!

A question I’ve had a lot of people ask me since I moved to Amsterdam is, “how are you handling all the rain and the dark cold winters???”. I’ve even had people say “I don’t think I could ever live somewhere that it rains so much”. Thankfully it’s not as bad as it gets made out to be. I’ve now lived through all four seasons here in Holland and I can tell you that just looking up the weather on google will not give you a fair idea of the reality.

Things People Said to me When They Know I am a Student in the Netherlands

Things People Said to me When They Know I am a Student in the Netherlands

"Must be cool living in Amsterdam, right?", "do you drink milk every day?", "Isn't it hard, studying something in Dutch?". Those are the questions I often got from many people when they found out that I am a student in the Netherlands. But are those stereotypes true or not? Let's find out!

Do you want to learn Dutch language? All you want to know about learning Dutch as a beginner!

Do you want to learn Dutch language? All you want to know about learning Dutch as a beginner!

Decided to learn Dutch language but don’t know anything about it? Then stay tune! I would like to share my story about how I started learning Dutch!

Dutch Design

Dutch Design

My view on the design culture in Netherlands

[VIDEO]Most Ridiculous Questions You Should Ask EVERY Dutch

[VIDEO]Most Ridiculous Questions You Should Ask EVERY Dutch

Posted by Liu Zhu at Apr 05, 2017 01:50 PM

What's the most ridiculous or stupid questions Dutch people cannot tolerate?? In order to get your daily dose of happiness, find these questions in the videos and ask your Dutch friends!

Why the Museumkaart should make you want to study in the Netherlands

Why the Museumkaart should make you want to study in the Netherlands

“So why should a card make me choose to study in the Netherlands?” you might be asking yourself. Well, there are many, many reasons you should want to study in this small, but big thinking country. For instance, 1 in 10 students are international students, the Dutch are some of the best non-native english speakers in the world, and of course, Dutch universities are some of the best in the world! Here’s how the museumkaart will be another.

Step 4 in "Get yourself to Holland": preparing for a new life in the Netherlands

Step 4 in "Get yourself to Holland": preparing for a new life in the Netherlands

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Mar 26, 2017 01:11 PM

Probably by now a lot of you have already received an admission letter, and some may be still waiting for scholarship results. I was in your shoes 5 years ago, so I understand the anxiety and excitement that you are going through now. Therefore, today I m gonna share with you some tips that help you gear up and get a head start for your new life in Netherlands.

[Video]Chinese Girl &  Dutch Boy's Counterattacks to Silly Cultural Stereotypes

[Video]Chinese Girl & Dutch Boy's Counterattacks to Silly Cultural Stereotypes

Posted by Liu Zhu at Mar 24, 2017 09:38 AM

Do you have stereotypes about people from other cultures? In today's crispy new video, I invited my Dutch friend Boudewijn to talk about cultural stereotypes! Does Chinese eat dog meat? Is Dutch always stoned? Let's find out in the video!

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