Hey, I’m Louise. I am currently studying on an Erasmus year in Amsterdam at VU University! I am a third year Criminology student and will be blogging about Criminology at Leicester, studying abroad, student life in Amsterdam specifically and student life in general all in aim of providing some insight and useful information!
I hope you enjoyed part 1 of ‘what have I been up to in Amsterdam’ and that it gave you some ideas on less-typical things you can do here! I may create this into an ongoing series as the year goes on if I find many more things to do (i’m sure I will) but […]
So I’ve been in Amsterdam for just over one month and I can definitely now say that I’m settled in and feeling positive and happy. I remember Erasmus at Leicester telling us about the Erasmus dip (which if you don’t know, apparently at the start of your year abroad you’re very excited and happy and […]
Really, any student should consider these five things, not just study abroad students but I feel that some of these are particularly useful if you are studying/travelling abroad! 1. Laptop – actually, a notebook: I’m assuming every student would already have a laptop, but I have to say, lugging around my heavy laptop (not […]
If you’re thinking of studying abroad, Amsterdam should definitely be an option. If you’re from Leicester University, it is very likely it’s only a cheap and short flight away from your home, making it easy and cheap to get to and from! Obviously no city is entirely perfect but after one month living here, I […]
I assume that the vision of university for most, is that it is one big party every single night, which is certainly what I thought and perhaps yes, for the first week or two this is the case. However, I’m sure you’re aware and have experienced that going out every night becomes draining; it isn’t […]
After a long summer, we are rapidly approaching the start of a new university year and it is this time in particular where you will have people, who either study or work for the university, enter your lectures to discuss opportunities such as student ambassador roles, course representative roles and studying abroad. I first discovered the opportunity […]