The Latest from Netherlands

Sep 22 12:59pm
Amsterdam

My First Impression of Amsterdam: A City Easy on the Eyes

Post by Emma Basco

Bikes on bikes on bikes. An organized mountain range of bicycles, from the shiny and new to the chained and rusted, piled beside the train station. Rental bikes with blue front wheels and slightly worn bikes of the locals lined obediently in front of the shops. Little blue bicycle is led away from its post by its little owner.

Aug 21 1:04am
Amsterdam

Getting a Visa: Prepare to be Not so Prepared

Post by Emma Basco

Advice and a lesson learned about common obstacles while renewing one's US passport.

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?