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Hey guys!
My name is Emilie and I will be starting my studies at Leiden University (The Hague Campus) this Fall. Having lived abroad my entire life, I enjoy capturing and writing about the international experience. Hopefully my blog posts can help you discover and feel at home quickly in The Hague!

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Alle blogs van Emilie

  • One-way Ticket to Hogwarts!

    Did you grow up reading Harry Potter books and watching all the movie premieres as soon as they came out? Are you still secretly waiting for your Hogwarts letter to arrive? Then book a weekend trip to Edinburgh and immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter!

  • Winter Sports in the Netherlands

    As winter approaches, it is the perfect time to grab your friends and go skating! Here are a few winter sports you can try out in the Netherlands this year.

  • Tip: Take a trip to Zeeland!

    Have you ever been to Zeeland before? With its 650 kilometer coast line, Zeeland is full of fun towns and locations to visit. A few weeks ago, my family and I went on a trip to Vlissingen. Here are some of the highlights of our visit!

  • A Trip to Brussels

    As the heart of Europe and only a few hour drive away, Brussels is the ideal city to spend a weekend away. A few weeks ago, I went on a class trip to Brussels. Here are a few highlights of my time in the city!

  • Finding a Part-Time Job in The Netherlands

    Are you an international student looking for a part-time job? Then check this blog out for some handy tips on how to start your job search in the Netherlands!

  • Speakeasy Bars in the Netherlands

    Looking for a new type of bar to try out? Maybe even an ideal location for a birthday drink? Why not checkout one of the many speakeasy bars in the Netherlands!

  • How to Spend October in the Netherlands

    October is by far one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it the month of Halloween, it is also one of the most eventful moments in The Netherlands. Here are a few ways that you can make the most of October!

  • University Introduction Weeks in the Netherlands

    As an international student, your intro week will be an important step towards feeling at home in the Netherlands. Read this post for more information on the orientation weeks at Leiden University (The Hague Campus), Erasmus University and several other universities.

  • Bicycle - A Student’s Best Friend

    You will quickly come to realize the importance of bicycles in the Dutch lifestyle. I will be starting my own study in September, so I decided to ask around and learn more about the Dutch bicycle culture.

  • How to Start Your Own Book Club

    Are you an avid reader? Do you enjoy discussing a good book over a cup of coffee? Well, then maybe starting a book club should be your next endeavor!

  • Celebrating the Holidays in the Netherlands

    As December rolls in and the holiday season begins, it is time to start the winter festivities! Here is how I will be celebrating some of my favourite holidays.

  • Perfect Summer Recipe

    Sun is out, essays are submitted, and summer has begun. As the Dutch weather (finally) begins to get better, it's time to try out some new seasonal recipes. Here is an easy and healthy dish you can try out at home.

  • Become an Instagram Influencer and Leave Your Mark!

    Do you have a special talent or concept you want to share with others? Have you always dreamt of leaving your own mark? What better way to do so than by creating your very own Instagram account. Read this blog to learn more about the many ways that Instagram can help bring your entrepreneurial ambitions to life!

  • Eating on a student-friendly budget in the Netherlands

    As a student, it can be hard to find time between studying and making a quick and affordable meal. Here are a few suggestions of how to eat on a student-friendly budget in the Netherlands.

  • New Year's Resolutions You Will Keep

    Do you find it difficult to keep your New Year's resolutions? Well this blog post might just be the solution to your problem! Here are a few fun resolution ideas that you will definitely pursue till the end!

  • International Dinners Group

    A homemade meal is one of the things you miss the most when you live far away from your family and need to cook for yourself. After living by myself in America for four years, I realized the importance of cooking homemade meals. That is why I created an International Dinner group to cook national foods on a rotating basis.

  • Student Trip to Malta

    This summer I went to Malta on vacation. Not only does this island lie at the crossroads of history and civilizations, it is also rich in natural beauty and culture. If you are still searching for a place to visit, why not book a flight to Malta? Here are a few reasons why this island is the perfect destination for students.

  • Fiesta Macumba

    Are you searching for the perfect occasion to grab your friends and dance the night away? Do you enjoy immersing yourself into a new culture? If you answered yes to both, then you must check out Fiesta Macumba!

  • Eating Your Way Through a Dutch Winter

    There is no better way to survive the cold winter in the Netherlands than by stuffing yourself with seasonal sweets and beverages. The Dutch have mastered the art of spiced cookies and warm mulled-wine. Here are a few treats you should look out for this winter!

  • Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy

    Are you looking for a two-year Masters study that blends political theory with global diplomacy? Then maybe my program in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) is the right one for you. Read more about it in this blog!

  • Checking India off my Bucket-list

    This summer, I traveled to India to visit two of my closest friends. The country was always one of the top destinations on my bucket list. Not only did its culture intrigue me, but so did its ancient architecture and beautiful landscapes. Visiting India was an amazing experience, here were some of my favorite moments.