It's been over two weeks since I arrived in the Netherlands, and I can't even begin to understand, well... anything. Putting an experience such as this into text with a few pictures sprinkled in will never do it justice. It'll never capture everything I want it to capture, from the beauty I've encountered to the … Continue reading Do as the Dutch Do
I sit here staring at a blank word document at 1AM on a Tuesday night. Just staring… because what am I even supposed to say? Where do I even begin? My plans have been in the making for about a year now, and yet somehow, it’s still not real. I can’t possibly be moving to … Continue reading Farewell to Familiarity
Alexa Carrie is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Fall 2017 in Maastricht, Netherlands. To learn more about Alexa's program, click here: Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. What is your year and academic concentration? I am going into my third year, and I am dual majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering … Continue reading Alexa: Autumn in Maastricht
Although the sun isn't a clear indicator of the culmination of my time abroad in the Netherlands, days seem to be flying by and soon it'll be July 1st... my Dutch friends weren't kidding when they said the sun doesn't make many appearances in the Netherlands. I've had an amazing time here, filled with memories … Continue reading Wait, it’s summer…already?
I recently had Easter break for about a week and a half, from March 12-22. I’ve mentioned to my family multiple trips I have planned for the remainder of my time abroad, so they usually just ask me on any given day “Where are you now?” since the answer changes basically every weekend. For Easter … Continue reading Reality
So this week marks my third week in the beautiful country of the Netherlands! To say it has been interesting would be an understatement. I've been able to single-handily experience everything about Dutch culture. It's been nice to be able to go to school with people of a completely different culture, although that means not … Continue reading Tulips, windmills and rain…lots of rain.
Time really does fly by when you’re on vacation for two months. After my final exams were over with in December, my boyfriend and I traveled through the east coast of the U.S. and visited my family in Los Angeles before my departure to the Netherlands. On Jan. 12 I flew to Amsterdam with my … Continue reading Dutch Living
Danitza Yukopila is a University of Florida student studying abroad for the Spring 2016 semester in Utrecht, Netherlands. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: Universiteit Utrecht. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a junior pursuing Public Relations major with a business minor. I'm also doing course work for my … Continue reading Danitza: Spring in Utrecht
Usually when I return from a weekend trip, all I have to bring with me are photos, memories, and perhaps a souvenir or two to remind me of the glorious 48 hours I spent in yet another foreign city. But not this time! I brought Emily back from Cologne, and after fashioning a makeshift mattress … Continue reading Thank you, Utrecht
My pre-departure motto before arriving in the Netherlands was to make sure I never lost sight of the most important reason I’m here; to study. If you’ve heard different things about study abroad programs; some are a joke, others keep you overworked and undertraveled. Truth is, believe them both. Every program is different and the … Continue reading Work Hard, Play Hard[er]