While I’ve been studying at Erasmus, I’ve definitely been exposed to plenty of new ideas and schools of thought about international politics. Rather than bore you with theories of European integration, I thought I’d just throw in my two cents about how the EU works (or, in some cases, doesn’t), and why my outlook on [...]
Okay fellow international students: we’ve officially reached the last month of our exchange semesters abroad. I’ll be the first to admit that I cannot wait to get home, see my family, and reacquaint myself with life back in the US. At the same time, I’m freaking out a little bit – I can’t have just [...]
I’ve been very busy for the past two weeks – I found some spare time in my calendar and some extra cash in my bank account, so I booked trips for Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Between trips, I had about 14 hours back in Rotterdam – usually just enough time to unpack, sleep, [...]
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Back at my school in Washington, the leaves are all changing color, Starbucks is rolling out pumpkin spice lattes, and I get to put on my boots without feeling guilty about wearing fall clothes during August. In Rotterdam, it’s a bit different. I’ve been wearing [...]
On the 27th of October 2011, the masters and pre-master students of Erasmus University met at the popular café (TomTom) to release some of our educational tensions and psych ourselves for the up-coming exams. It was sort of an international gathering since students from other countries were present. It was initially agreed for everyone [...]
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