Tips & Tricks
As an international student, navigating Dutch culture and the VU campus in particular can be challenging. Four students that went before you share the tips they wish they had gotten themselves.
People can tell you to ‘just be yourself’ all they want, but when you’re breaking a cold sweat on a crowded campus square you might want advice that’s a bit more specific.
How things got this far – fear of failure, alcohol, or procrastination – is none of our business. The point is that you’ve got just one night left to write an essay. Ad Valvas explains how to do it, without recourse to cut-and-paste.
If you’re looking for a room in Amsterdam, you need to be patient. read more
Check out some of the most useful Dutch words in our mini-dictionary, and gain some important cultural insights while you’re at it!
Oh, no! I failed an exam or assignment, and now I feel stupid. What should I do? read more