Another Grey Day and That's Okay!

By Naomi I truly think that the Netherlands is a nice country to live in. The friendly people, the beautiful countryside, the charming houses in Dutch cities… When it comes to the weather though, things get a bit more complicated. It seems as if we would get 50 shades of grey – in terms of... Continue Reading →

Time for a little WorkOut

With the introduction being over and the fact that you getting pretty settled in this new city, it is time to find a place to keep up your strengths. The lifestyle of an exchange students takes a toll on your fitness and health. Party here, party there, lots of social activities and of course the... Continue Reading →

Expierences of an Exchange student

An exchange semester or year in another country is always described as “the best period of your life”, a period which you will never get back and that you will forever remember, but it’s important not to forget that even while on exchange, life is still the same; it has its ups and down, plus... Continue Reading →

A board year: why?

Utrecht has a lively student culture; there is always something going on and many events are organised for and by students. This is all, to a large extent, facilitated by the many student organisations. These are run by students on a voluntary basis; some positions are full-time, whereas others are part-time and (usually) combined with... Continue Reading →

Best ways to learn Dutch

By Babette Vanlancker, Writer Learning a new language from scratch as an adult is not always easy. For some, learning Dutch may be quite difficult given that some of the sounds aren’t common in other languages. However, luckily, there are several ways in which you can learn this new language during your stay in Utrecht! Just... Continue Reading →

Living up to Exchange Pressure

By Mackenzie Stolp, Writer Before you leave to go on exchange, you read all of the articles, and you talk to those around you who have been on exchange themselves. Everyone says it's the greatest time of your life, and there is nothing to say that it won’t be, but this can also create an... Continue Reading →

“Surviving” the Netherlands

By Anca Negulescu, Writer  "Can you survive the Netherlands?" That was the question asked by the ESN Utrecht Activities Committee kick-off event of the semester, and two dozen or so brave souls were eager to rise to the challenge. Spoiler alert: while it may be a question our friends and families at home jokingly – and not... Continue Reading →

Balance

By Elif Özer, Writer Let’s think our life as a series of scales.  One side of the scales has our demands such as assignments, deadlines, internship, part-time jobs, exams, and crucial decisions regarding our future and career path. Shortly, craziness! On the other side of the scales, we have resources that make us strong, happy, and... Continue Reading →

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