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In the US, Christmas time is usually spent with family. Schools and universities take a holiday and many work places give people a bit of time off, so it’s always a good time to spend time with family. My family would usually try to take a trip to see the grandparents somewhere in the US, or at least take a family trip. This year, my family traveled to Amsterdam to see me!
When your family live 8500km away and you are in low budget to afford the trip, what can you do during long holidays in Holland? Here I share my holiday experience as an international student who decided to stay in Holland!
I love reading, and coming from the US, I couldn’t bring a lot of books to read. I was worried that I would have trouble finding a good selection of English books in a Dutch speaking country. I was totally wrong! There are many, many bookstores in Amsterdam, including English language bookstores.
Do you ever wonder what international students do before and during Christmas holiday season, especially those who don’t go back home or are from a country that doesn’t celebrate Xmas? Well wonder no further, I will give you a peek into my last two weeks of life ;)
Around a month ago I met King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. The very next week, while hoping to visit the royal palace, I ran into King Phillippe of Belgium laying flowers at the foot of the national monument in Amsterdam. I can’t avoid royalty now!
A lot of you guys may “oooo” and “aaa” when reading this title, because you question how wise it is to write about such personal things online. But this is who I am. If any, being in Amsterdam has taught me to be true to myself, and that people will only accept and respect me when I accept and respect myself.
Newsflash: landing an internship position in Holland is not rocket science, people! There are numerous global and start-up companies in the Netherlands which offers large variety of choices for you! In this post, I will be sharing some tips and trick for getting an internship in the Netherlands. So, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy!
A summary of a recent trip to London organised by my university.
If you missed my live stream and/or instagram stories about a typical Friday for me in Amsterdam, here is your chance to see it! Make sure to watch the live stream at the bottom of this page to hear me answer some questions and even play a little saxophone at the end. Without further ado, a international student's Friday in Amsterdam:
Nl4talents is the biggest event for international students in the Netherlands. talented students and successful alumni were all gathered together for this grand ceremony. Through my lens, you will follow the reporter team to relive the event! There were a surprising opening dance performance, inspiring workshops, networking, and meeting the King!! Come and check the video link down below.
Good morning, people! As I woke up with a tremendous excitement of T.G.I.F (Thank God It's Friday) this morning, plus I have plenty of time on my hands to let my fingers type on my phone on my way to work, I think I will share my overflowing energy with you through a post about internship in Holland. Curious? Let's find out!
What an international student's life is like in a day? Follow my story on Instagram or here!
Can Tuesday be a fun day in a week? Let me show you how exciting Tuesday I had! Give a glance in a campus life in Delft.
For those of you who missed my daily journey of Monday on studyinholland instagram and my lifestream session on studyinholland facebook page yesterday, i ll recap them here. So sit back, relax and enjoy my show ;)
America vs. The Netherlands Part 2: an American’s thoughts on the American and Dutch university experience
The Netherlands and the United States are two of the biggest destinations for international students. But, if you’ve never been to either, how do you make a decision on where to attend university? How does the experience differ?
I know the US election result has put many of us in disbelief, anger and despair; however, as the admission application deadlines of some universities in the Netherlands are approaching, we have to put those feeling aside and try to bring home the Orange dream. Perhaps this election result just adds another reason to the list of why international hopefuls should come to the Netherlands.
Make America Sane Again: How an American in Holland deals with watching and participating in a crazy election season
Watching the US presidential debates, one might think that a 21st century Genghis Kahn is amassing an army in Mexico ready to invade, every single email is a top secret document that will bring down the United States, and discussing actual policy is political suicide.
So talented but so humble, Martin Garrix is the youngest ever Top 100 DJs champion in the world. I still cannot believe that I was so lucky that I could watch him performing at the Amsterdam Dance Event this year. Watch the video I made for the show!
This time I have a different but interesting vlog to share with you! Woooah! Which cities did we go during the weekend? What did we visit during the weekend? How's a student's life in Holland? Come and check out my very first VLOG (plus lots of fun pictures)!!
Let’s throwback to last Sunday when the wonderful TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2016 Event took place. If it wasn’t because of a friend of mine who participated in the event, I would have missed out on experiencing this incredible day.