International Student Service

International Student Service

One of the best things about a year abroad is that you know that you are always going to be supported in what you do.  Most of this support will come from your family and the friends you make on your journey, but there are also systems put in place for you by both your […]

My First Post! Preparing for Study Abroad.

Hey guys, so I thought I’d start my blogging experience with talking about how I’ve been preparing for my Study Abroad year in Australia and what the whole process has been like! Since term ended and all the stress of trying to make my house presentable enough to get at least some of my deposit […]

‘Summer in the City’ (of Amsterdam)

There is so much to see in Amsterdam, it can kind of be overwhelming… so here is a list of a few things I have done in Amsterdam during this warm weather and I would thoroughly reccommend!     Visit a beach Amsterdam is so close to some beautiful beaches! 30- 40 mins on the […]

Can you enjoy and succeed on a year abroad as an introvert?

Can you enjoy and succeed on a year abroad as an introvert?

So, my time in the Netherlands is drawing to a very rapid close – I go home in exactly one week and I have mixed feelings about it, but generally I am really looking forward to getting back home!   I know people talk about the cliche ‘finding yourself’ when on a gap year or […]

What do the British do better than the Dutch?

So after my first post about what ‘the Dutch do better’, here is the second part – where I will list what I think Britain got right!   1. More and longer university holidays: When I arrived here and learned that you only get two weeks off at Christmas and summer and that’s it, I was in shock. […]

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