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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 01:47 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!

Netherlands For Dummies

Netherlands For Dummies

The good and the bad, and why you should choose the Netherlands.

Hoi? Hello? Is it really important to know Dutch language to studying in Holland?

Hoi? Hello? Is it really important to know Dutch language to studying in Holland?

When you go abroad to study or live, one of the most concerns that you have must be the language. But in the Netherlands, one of the most fluent English speaking European countries, your concern to be able to communicate with people must be mild. However, as Dutch is the native language in Holland, how important would it be to know Dutch? Here, I share my experience related to Dutch language in Holland!

What’s a Huisarts?: How going to the Doctor works in the Netherlands

What’s a Huisarts?: How going to the Doctor works in the Netherlands

Everyone knows Amsterdam is covered in bikes right? People bike everywhere, and sometimes these people get in accidents. Sometimes, instead of the strangers getting in accidents, it’s you! On December 15th, it was my turn. What came of it though? A trip to the doctor, or to be more correct here in the Netherlands, the Huisarts.

You Can Rip My Name Off, But You CANNOT Obliterate My Identity: A Chinese Girl Studying in Holland

You Can Rip My Name Off, But You CANNOT Obliterate My Identity: A Chinese Girl Studying in Holland

Posted by Liu Zhu at Mar 12, 2017 08:55 AM

Many of you may not hear about the drama recently happened in one of the most famous university around the world: ripping off Chinese nametags incident in Columbia University. What do names mean to us? Does Holland have the same version of stories? Does the same thing happen to my friends and me here? Let me tell you my story.

5 Anti-Mainstream & Instagrammable Places to Eat You Gotta Explore in the Netherlands

5 Anti-Mainstream & Instagrammable Places to Eat You Gotta Explore in the Netherlands

Posted by Angel Tania at Mar 06, 2017 03:31 PM

My mom used to say that the way to win a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, I guess that wisdom applies to countries too. The Netherlands has won my heart through its delicacies. Not the mainstream harring, boerenkool, stampoot, or kibbeling you come across in regular articles or books, though (even though my love for kibbeling is eternal)… As a full-time student and part-time foodie, I proudly present you the ultimate taste-bud pleaser from the land of windmills!

VOLUNTEER is a great way to spice up your student life in the Netherlands

VOLUNTEER is a great way to spice up your student life in the Netherlands

To me, studying abroad has never been only about stuffing my brain with academic skills and knowledge, but also about experiencing life in a different way in a different country and learning from actually BEING in the new living environment. One way of doing so for me is to get actively involved in different volunteer activities, be it for a noble cause or not.

University Life:Expectation VS Reality

University Life:Expectation VS Reality

Posted by Deviprasad Nair at Feb 22, 2017 06:12 PM
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7 months in, my life in theNetherlands.

A Saturday exploration of Amsterdam

A Saturday exploration of Amsterdam

Part of studying abroad is experiencing a new life in a new city. Last Saturday I decided to spend a whole day strolling around Amsterdam by myself, visiting a couple of cafes in town, and then meeting up with my friends in the evening. It was a super fun day. Who knows that doing stuff alone can also be so much fun!!!

Build Cultural Awareness Instead of Cultural Shock: The Struggle of a Chinese Girl Studying in Holland

Build Cultural Awareness Instead of Cultural Shock: The Struggle of a Chinese Girl Studying in Holland

Posted by Liu Zhu at Feb 14, 2017 09:35 PM

Five months have already passed since I arrived at Amsterdam airport from Shanghai, China. I have already lived through the so-called “honeymoon” phase, survived in the stormy “depression” phase, and successfully entered the adjusting phase. I remember that a few months ago my British classmate asked me whether I had suffered from “cultural shock”. Now, I would like to answer this question by using “cultural awareness” instead of “shock”. In today’s blog, I will walk you through the cultural awareness I have built during my study experience.

6 reasons why the introduction week in Holland is something you should not miss!

6 reasons why the introduction week in Holland is something you should not miss!

Posted by Boeun Park at Feb 12, 2017 12:48 PM

New semester is about to start! Before you jump into the study, study and study there is something you should not miss to make your student life in Holland more exciting. The introduction week! This week, I have attended the introduction week and heard 6 different stories from 6 different new students. Let’s see what is so special in the introduction week in Dutch University!

[VLOG] Exploring Trip to Utrecht: Finding the Famous Church

[VLOG] Exploring Trip to Utrecht: Finding the Famous Church

Posted by Liu Zhu at Feb 12, 2017 11:58 AM

Do you want to know more about Dutch cities? Come with me to explore one of the oldest city in the Netherlands--Utrecht! One Saturday, my friend Chung who is currently studying in Amsterdam and I decided to meet up in this beautiful city to find the famous and quaint church "Jacobikerk"! During our exploring journey, we discovered many unexpected things, including open market, rainbow pavement, Miffy lights and diverse citizens...

Welcome to Study in Holland! Tips and How-tos to make your life easier in Holland - 2

Welcome to Study in Holland! Tips and How-tos to make your life easier in Holland - 2

The exciting new study year is waiting for you! Are you nervous? Excited? Or feel like you are fully ready for the adventure in the new environment? Here, I will give you some introduction advice for you, the newly arriving students!

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