As we enter this weekend with the prospect of cold temperatures and gloomy skies, it’s reassuring to know that spring is just around the corner. When I first came to The Netherlands in August, I was enchanted by the crowds of people lapping up the evening sun on every green space available; sharing a meal... Continue Reading →
Studying abroad can be seen as synonym for ‘making memories of a lifetime’. Everyday a new adventure, a new story, a new memory - How are you supposed to capture & remember all of it?
Your Erasmus period is the best time to take a lot of fun trips. While I was on Erasmus myself (in Belfast), I did a lot of tours in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It’s the perfect opportunity to travel to places you wouldn’t visit otherwise. In this blogpost, I’ll share some tips I learned... Continue Reading →
Moving anywhere on your own is always daunting, especially if it’s your first time. If this is you, you probably have many unanswered questions. Can I live on microwave meals? Will I make friends in my new town? Will I survive on the roads between the cars and bleeping cyclists? The answer is yes! If... Continue Reading →
People ask me sometimes what my connection is to the city I’m currently writing about. Not a totally weird question, since I don’t really live in Utrecht. But we do have history together. So, dear reader, let me tell you my story once and for all. The city of Utrecht came into my life when I... Continue Reading →
And how to make it yours, too! When I heard for the first time I could go abroad during my studies, I was definitely not a big fan of living in another country for half a year. I thought it was a bit scary, a big responsibility and I had a boyfriend at the time,... Continue Reading →
Time’s a bitch and your days abroad are numbered, so it’s time for some reminiscing! Your bank balance hit a new low Ouch yup, checking your bank balance during your time abroad is no fun. You’ve had so much to see and do and eat and explore and what not … Still at the same... Continue Reading →
A lot of internationals have to deal with the struggle of a long distance relationship when they've returned home after their Erasmus, whether it's with a lover or good friends abroad. The JoCo is providing you with some tips to overcome the troubles of long distance relationships and friendships.
This video is made by Allison Young, who is studying abroad here in Utrecht. Since the start of the semester, she's been part of a mentor group which did a lot of cool stuff together in and around Utrecht. Allison is studying media and has always enjoyed editing and watching videos. The JoCo asked Allie... Continue Reading →