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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!!

Step 3 in "Get yourself to Holland": scholarship application

Step 3 in "Get yourself to Holland": scholarship application

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Feb 03, 2017 04:55 PM

In this blog, I want to share with you some information about the scholarship application assessment from a member of a scholarship committee (Amsterdam University College). And as a recipient of AUC scholarship for my bachelor and Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship for my master, i also note down some advice to help you build a strong case for your scholarship application

My Christmas holiday season this year

My Christmas holiday season this year

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 ;)

What is it like to be a Vietnamese gay student in Amsterdam?

What is it like to be a Vietnamese gay student in Amsterdam?

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.

How does an international student (#me) spend his Monday?

How does an international student (#me) spend his Monday?

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Nov 22, 2016 08:50 AM
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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 ;)

Step 2 in "Get yourself to Holland" series: packing the packages

Step 2 in "Get yourself to Holland" series: packing the packages

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.

TCS Amsterdam Marathon Race Event 2016

TCS Amsterdam Marathon Race Event 2016

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.

My rowing journey in the Netherlands

My rowing journey in the Netherlands

Yes, it sounds pretty odd for a tiny Asian guy like me to pursue rowing in the land of the tallest, but I am more than glad that I joined a student rowing club in Amsterdam (Skoll) during my bachelor time. It never fails to put a smile on my face every time I think about all the training sessions and races that the boys and I worked so hard for.

Step 1 in "Get yourself to Holland" series: Exploring the options

Step 1 in "Get yourself to Holland" series: Exploring the options

Having studied in New Zealand and the Netherlands, I know that the application process to study abroad can be a nightmare…. But STAY CALM …. if I can do it, you can do it too. This year I will make a blog series “Get yourself to Holland” that guides you through the different stages of “that mess”. So let’s get started.

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