Serenity in the city: The Hague’s most wonderful woodland
Uni is back and summer already seems like it never happened. But the good news is that now is as good a time as any for being outdoors and indulging in the best woodland walks The Hague has to offer & treating yourself to a calm mind.
Manuscripts of South & Southeast Asia Workshop: inside the secretive world of Asian Studies
The University Library hosts a diverse scene of activity throughout the year, and its liveliness is characterised by much more than long coffee lines at Café Ubé or non-Asian studies … Continue reading
Hindi taught me to be patient, not perfect
I couldn’t believe my eyes. Looking down the evergreen slopes of the mountains, the enraged monsoon clouds from earlier that day had changed temperament. They had started drifting downward from … Continue reading
The Dutch Connection (part 2): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project
A year has passed since my involvement with AIESEC The Netherlands’ the Nour Project and my related cultural exchange to Irbid, Jordan. Indeed, as returning readers may have noticed, a … Continue reading
Learn Dutch with Me – Spring Inspired Vocabulary from The Hague
In this blog post, I discuss my secret Dutch identity and the Dutch speaking dilemma that stems from it. I also hope to introduce you to 25 new The Hague inspired Dutch words, so that you may enhance your own Dutch language learning.
The Dutch Connection (part 1): multicultural Netherlands, global opportunities and Nour Project
The Dutch connection (as I have now coined this brand-meets-global-network) is very real within our globalised world, and the benefits to circulating within this network continue to surprise, the world over.
A Year at Leiden University in Review: Self-Realisation, the Maintaining of Old Friendships and Finding Fulfilment in Change
As we are about to raise our final cups of kindness to 2016, I thought it may be fitting to entertain the tradition of past reflection, that of auld lang syne, and to re-cap on some of the lessons and highlights that this year has brought, especially in regard to self-realisation, the maintaining of old friendships and the embracing of change, whilst studying at Leiden University.
Targeting Homesickness: managing exam time whilst hankering for home.
Your study abroad experience is very much a personal journey. And although the benefits of embarking on such a journey are manifold, practicing healthy coping strategies, especially when things don’t … Continue reading