The Dutch Carnival: What happens in the Netherlands?

This year, Dutch Carnival has taken place from Friday February 24th until Tuesday February 28th (also known as ‘Fat Tuesday’). Carnival is a moment of the year when both young and old people get into the streets to make some noise while wearing extravagant costumes.  The origins of Carnival Marking the start of the Christian fasting […]

Tuition fees and scholarships in the Netherlands

If you are planning to study in the Netherlands, the first two things you want to know about it are certainly tuition fees and scholarships. Then, you need to read this! Tuition fees The annual tuition fees for a degree programme or course at a Dutch higher education institution start at approximately 1,950 for EU […]

Secrets to success: how to handle working and studying

In a previous post, we discussed how to work while studying, in the Netherlands. We  also gave a few tips on how to find part-time jobs or internships. However, a lot of you may wonder how to handle working and studying at the same time. We are not here to tell you lies. IT WON’T […]

New Year’s Resolutions: working and studying, in the Netherlands

“I NEED A JOB” This is one of the most-said sentences by students. Especially when you go to the food hall and the healthy sandwich costs 5 euros. Thus, you end up buying the inexpensive and super unhealthy fries. We have all gone through this! However, there is a solution to change this situation: working and […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Start applying for a job now!

STARTING WITH THE RIGHT STEP   The new year has already been going for a couple of weeks now. February is almost there. And basically spring, summer, autumn….wait! No pressure. I know, this is what all of us are thinking now. But, if you want this new year to be different, you need to start […]

New Year’s Resolutions Series: a new start!

Let’s start again   After all those Christmas dinners and lunches, we are still in a sleepy mood and some of us may have not realized that…it’s already 2017! The new year always marks a new beginning, we fill as if we are given the chance, at least for once a year, to re-start again, […]

SFN Shopping Series: Christmas Gifts for My Bestie (or Girlfriend)

CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER. Time for some Christmas Gifts.   Although you are now very much focused on your exams (read our DO-s and DON’T-s article on how to survive), you should also be aware that…Christmas is getting CLOSER AND CLOSER! Which means: OH-GOSH-I-HAVE-TO-BUY-SOME-PRESENTS! or OH-AGAIN-WHAT-AM-I-GONNA-BUY? It’s all good, no worries, don’t panic…I AM HERE […]

Christmas Holiday Escape: Let’s Do It!

Ready for a Holiday Escape?  Pre-holidays mood: very bad! For most students, in this moment of the year, Christmas holidays look like a an oasis in the desert. SO FAR, SO HARD TO GET THERE! You have a lot to study. TRUE. First semester finals are behind the corner…BUT, after all this working, you also […]

Trump and the Netherlands: what will happen now?

This 2016 has been full of unexpected and shaking news. And has not ended yet. In the morning of 24th June, we woke up with the news that the UK had positively voted for the Brexit. In the morning of 3rd November, we woke up and – as it was hard to believe – Donald […]

Social media and espionage. Did you know you are “cybervetted”?

All of us are spending an incredible amount of time on social media. Some of us may use it especially for staying in contact with friends and family. This is particularly true for international students. Others may use it more for information purposes or for job searching. Whatever your reason may be, you are present in […]