Study Abroad

Documenting your year abroad

Documenting your year abroad

Documenting my year abroad was a really important necessity of mine, and as i’m sure – a lot of other people! I’ve always been interested in photography, I wouldn’t say it’s really a strong skill of mine but I enjoy it nonetheless. I’ve also always been interested in purchasing a Polaroid camera for a long, […]

A new year in the Netherlands: Goals? Resolutions? #1

Happy New Year! I returned to Amsterdam last night after a relaxing and enjoyable two weeks at home and have to say, I am very happy to be back. I think I definitely needed a break and some time at home but I was certainly excited to get back here. I’m always one for setting […]

My first semester in the Netherlands overall

Even though strictly speaking, my first semester isn’t over, in my head, once Christmas holidays hit – the semester is over. So I thought i’d just discuss the first fourth months of my semester studying in Amsterdam.   Wow, to be honest I can’t believe it’s already been four months. I have my two final […]

My top 5 bars/hangouts to visit in Amsterdam

I feel as though my ideal night out has matured. I now no longer want to drink as much as possible at pre-drinks in order to save money in the O2 or Mosh, nor do I want to down as many VK’s as possible when in the club. Now I actually prefer a few social, […]

The Dutch University system: timetable, exams, credits, my thoughts

I thought this would be a useful blog post for potential study abroad students in the Netherlands (specifically Amsterdam) because upon deciding to study abroad, I did not even consider that the timetable and academic year dates would be any different to Leicester’s and English university’s in general. Not understanding how it all worked made […]

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