Old Saws of the Dutchies

By Elif Özer, Writer Idioms are stereotyped phrases. When idioms are translated into their dictionary meaning, the words have different meaning than the old saw (the saying and its wisdom). Even if we use idioms in daily life without even thinking about them, these can have funny meanings and stories in them. Learning idioms in... Continue Reading →

De Thai: Restaurant Review

By Babette Vanlancker, Writer Located on De Oudegracht in Utrecht, there’s a cute Thai restaurant called De Thai. I went there on a Friday with a friend for a belated birthday celebration. We both really like Thai food, so we went on a little hunt on Google to find the places with the best reviews.... Continue Reading →

Go Review Your Classes

By Anca Negulescu, Writer How do you pick a restaurant when traveling? Do you seek to learn what other employees - former or current - think of the position when searching for a new job? How do you choose between two similar products before placing an order? All these decisions likely have something in common:... 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 →

“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 →

My Proefles at De Workout

By Emmi Beuger, Chief Editor As an aspiring yogi, I have been searching for a yoga class that was affordable and accessible. It has been tough, especially with the stresses of being a student in a new country. So when I was asked if I wanted to go to a yoga class and write an... Continue Reading →

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