The 5 types of coffee drinkers

Coffee – you hate it or you love it. And sometimes you don’t care and drink it anyway. It’s a big staple in many, many people’s lives and also a quite central part of culture. And especially as a student caffeine becomes pretty important after a while, and whenever you go to catch up with…

5 tips to help you study

With exam period being in full swing, it gets harder and harder every day to concentrate and be productive and motivated. Some days (or maybe even all days?) you would rather just stay in bed, watch Netflix and avoid all responsibilities. But at the same time, you know that that’s obviously not the best idea,…

5 Ways to step out of your comfort zone in Groningen

Do you still remember that moment that you thought: “I need some change in my life.” And that’s what you did. By moving to another city in another country, with probably nobody you knew. Just you and your big suitcase. If you are still in doubt about moving to a strange city without knowing the…

5 Things to do when the weather is better

The bitter cold is gone, and slowly but surely it is getting warmer(or so it seems). There’s still a long way to go until we can actually call it spring, but it’s not quite winter anymore yet. And trust me when I say, Groningen in warm weather is a whole other level of life and…

6 Apps you absolutely need in Groningen

As a technophobe, writing about apps seemed a daunting task. It’s a running joke among my group of friends that I’m the granny of tech. If my phone screen smashes I’ll leave it – a new one would just break anyway. Why bother responding to someone’s Facebook message when I’m going to see them later…

5 steps to becoming an independent student in The Netherlands

September marked the month I turned 21. Both legally and officially, I’m now considered an adult; a word that still leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Me, an adult? But I still watch Disney movies and get a kick from a day out at the zoo. Surely my time facing the grey abyss of…

7 questions every American is asked

I moved from Texas to the Netherlands about 6 years ago. I had never lived in the Netherlands before but since my parents were Dutch (actually Frisian, but I can write a whole blog about the provinces later), I was able to understand the language. I understood it well enough that I grasped what Europeans…