The Latest from Netherlands

Jan 10 10:26pm
Amsterdam

Final Reflection: How Life Feels Different After You’ve Studied Abroad

The differences between Europe, in my case Amsterdam, and the United States are immensely vast. Life is different, people are different, places are different, culture is different, food is different. The U.S. that I entered two and half years ago compared to the U.S. that I entered after living in Amsterdam for four months feels different. When you think about how quickly you can accustom yourself to a new place and new culture is quite crazy.

Jan 7 1:21pm
Amsterdam

Goodbyes

One of the many things I learned being abroad for a semester is that, time is not always a measure of genuine relationships, both to people and to places. You can know someone for years and still feel some level of detachment in your relationship, but certain people and places can feel like home in a matter of a few months. That’s how I felt being in Amsterdam, and I’m sure I don’t stand alone with this feeling.

Dec 31 8:46am
Amsterdam

Happy Holland-days

Post by Cali Carper

What it was like juggling holidays abroad.

Dec 30 3:58pm
Amsterdam

When One Door Closes…

Post by Cali Carper

A few end-of-the-year reflections and then some.