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 […]

The Netherlands: the new students’ land.

new students – new record! According to : “a record 265,000 new students are currently registered at the Netherlands’ 13 universities“.  The Dutch university association says that this is an increase of 2.5% on a year ago. Besides, the number of first-year students has raised to 52,000 (up by 8%).   Students migration Among the […]

Global cheap shopping festival

Go cheap or go home Cheap shopping is surely most of you students use this motto as a mantra for cheap shopping. For instance, how many times have you said something like:  “I need to buy…but I am broke”. “Let’s go out on Sat…but somewhere cheap!” “Look at this coat!…Nice, is it cheap?” BUT ALSO… […]

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Student loans: 0% interest rate in the Netherlands

Student loans step into a new era! This is not a joke. On October 27th, DUO – The Dutch Ministry of Education – has decided to cut the interest rate on student loans to 0%. This will be applied as of next year. In September 2015, some important changes had already been approved. In fact, the repayment […]

Trick or treat? It’s Dutch Halloween time!

In this time of the year, when there is no sign of the summer vacation’s tan, and Christmas is still far to be expected, there is one holiday that lifts the spirits up. Literally! For sure, this is Halloween. The Dutch Halloween is unique at its own. It is true that is not the place […]

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Exams’ session: the do-s and don’t-s to survive!

Survival. Or with other words.. exams’ session! Just reading about exams’ session makes you anxious. Again? Another one? It’s fine, no worries, the good thing is that we are all on the same boat, during a storm, trying to make it to the end… …yes, maybe this doesn’t really help since boats can make you sick. But at […]


Who is the salesperson companies are looking for?

You are the salesperson they are looking for! You just do not know it yet. According to Grant Cardone, author of the book Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life: “Great salespeople are literally the engine of every economy in the world.” Now, defining what great actually means it’ kind […]

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Building a successful career: follow your dreams…or not!

THE SUCCESSFUL CAREER RECIPE Since children we have been told what to do to be successful. How to build a successful career was a priority lesson. It was a simple recipe to follow: INGREDIENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER: ✓ Go to school ✓ Be a good student ✓ Work hard ✓ Following your dreams ✓ […]

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Student house transformation – challenge accepted!

Welcome to the student house! After a desperate research, you have finally found a student house in the Netherlands, yay! Though if you are a student, you have most likely found a room. What you need to do now is making it cozy and nice. After all, your house- room- is also your shelter! Then, here come […]

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New academic year: looking for a house!

Housing in The Netherlands How is it possible? ..without getting a headache The new academic year has already started and students are all set: books, classes, super full schedule, new friends, old friends, and a nice and cozy house! That sounds like a fairy tale but reality is all another thing, and most of you […]