The Latest from Netherlands

Jun 1 1:50pm
Amsterdam

Creative Community Heesterveld: Why You Should Consider Volunteering While Abroad

Post by Mallory Brander

Once I returned home to the U.S. from studying abroad in Amsterdam, my dad asked me “So, what was your hardest goodbye?” And my answer almost surprised me when I blurted out, “definitely one of my kids at Heesterveld.” 

Jun 1 12:40pm
Amsterdam

Returning Home: Reacclimating from Your Fun-filled Fever-dream

Post by Mallory Brander

So…study abroad is over and it’s time to go home. But what does home really look like? 

May 26 6:57am
Amsterdam

Positionality: Cracks in the American Conciousness

Post by Mallory Brander

I know most people don’t exactly think of the study part of study abroad first and foremost. But, one of the more enlightening experiences that I had this semester happened as a product of my twenty-four student seminar titled “Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies.” Admittedly, as a social and economic justice minor, I arrogantly thought to myself “I’ve taken tons of intro gender and sexuality courses, how different could this really be?

May 21 4:49am
Amsterdam

Abroad Bucket Lists: The Final Countdown

Post by Mallory Brander

Half way through the semester I was asked: Tell us 3 things that are on your study abroad bucket list. To this question I replied: Honestly, I’ve ticked most of my study abroad bucket list items. The top of my current list is to visit Portugal. After asking some of my most well-traveled friends what the must see country is, Portugal was the resounding answer.

May 6 1:28pm
Amsterdam

Interviewing Abroad: The Ups and Downs of Tackling Hiring Season from Amsterdam

Post by Mallory Brander

“So, tell me a little bit about yourself,” says the interviewer on the Eastern Standard Time side of the zoom-iverse. I fidget with the draw string on my sweatpants that are just out of the frame and accompanied by a freshly-ironed button-up as I rattle off my academic and past internship experiences and my experience studying abroad. “Oh wow! Amsterdam! What has that been like! What time is it there?”