“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 last year, 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 –... Continue Reading →

How to save money during your exchange period

How to save money during your exchange period Even though a lot of people say "traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer", you’ll probably spend more money abroad than you expected. On top of all the parties, trips and other fun activities, life in The Netherlands might be more expensive than... Continue Reading →

The stages of culture shock

Autumn in Toronto © Isabeau van Halm Culture shock - it was probably one of the first things your teachers talked about when you arrived in the country where you will spend your semester abroad. It has four different stages, all with a accompanying mood; the honeymoon stage, just after you arrive, where everything is... Continue Reading →

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