Blogs by Carolina Barría

  • Cultural differences between Latin Americans and Dutch people

    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.

    Nov 22, 2017
  • Cultural differences between Latin Americans and Dutch people

    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.

    Sep 01, 2017
  • International students: Start up your own business!

    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.

    Nov 22, 2017
  • International students: Start up your own business!

    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.

    Oct 16, 2017
  • Dos and don’ts for internships at Dutch companies – Part II

    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.

    Nov 22, 2017
  • Dos and don’ts for internships at Dutch companies – Part II

    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.

    May 19, 2017
  • Dos and don’ts for internships at Dutch companies – Part I

    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.

    Nov 22, 2017
  • Dos and don’ts for internships at Dutch companies – Part I

    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.

    May 19, 2017
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