Law at Leiden University: Solange’s Experience with Modules

As this post discusses law modules at Leiden, it may be a very niche blog, but I hope this will benefit any students who were in my position last year. I struggled to find information from previous students on Leiden’s modules and whether they were enjoyable, and so decided to write this in the hopes of helping a student who may be struggling to decide … Continue reading Law at Leiden University: Solange’s Experience with Modules

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Solange’s First Semester at Leiden University

“I’m in love with the Netherlands and I can’t wait for my second semester” I remember leaving the UK in August, excited and looking forward to my move to the Netherlands. Unusually for me, I had been very relaxed about the move; the enormity of the situation only hit me once I boarded the ferry and watched the white cliffs of Dover gradually shrink in … Continue reading Solange’s First Semester at Leiden University

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Leidens Ontzet – the Dutch Celebration You Can’t Miss!

It’s a celebration I wasn’t even aware of until I began studying in the Netherlands. Leidens Ontzet, also known simply as 3 Oktober, commemorates the anniversary of Leiden’s relief from the Spanish in 1574. The celebration completely shuts the city down on the 2nd and 3rd of October (including the university) and it definitely shouldn’t be missed – the parades, fairs, markets, fireworks, food and … Continue reading Leidens Ontzet – the Dutch Celebration You Can’t Miss!

Two of the Top 100 Universities UEA is Partnered With

Looking for a way to further enhance your UEA degree? What better way to do so then spending a year or semester at a world-renowned partner university that is ranked in the global top 100! ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Utrecht University Utrecht University has been ranked #75 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings 2020 and has consistently been recognised as one of the best universities in the … Continue reading Two of the Top 100 Universities UEA is Partnered With

“My time in Utrecht was by far the best time I have had at university so far.” Jenny at Utrecht University.

As an international student from France, I am technically already studying abroad at UEA. Studying and living abroad was therefore not something that was new to me and I knew what to expect. Back when I was applying for university, I made sure I applied for courses with a study abroad option. Unfortunately, my course at UEA only allowed me to study abroad for a … Continue reading “My time in Utrecht was by far the best time I have had at university so far.” Jenny at Utrecht University.

Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins

Travelling is an incredible concept. The idea that you can up sticks, move yourself to an unknown culture and immerse yourself in two days, two weeks or even two months of unadulterated learning is fantastic. It’s something we often take for granted. The fact that we have the ability to physically and financially travel, to gain knowledge, experience customs so far removed from our own, … Continue reading Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins

“I live in an extremely strong international student community” Freya at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

I am one of the lucky people from UEA who has taken the opportunity to study at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. I knew before arriving that the capital was one of the most international, cultural and fun cities in Europe and this is mainly what swayed me to choose to study here.     Amsterdam isn’t an exotic far-away destination for study abroad, (which is … Continue reading “I live in an extremely strong international student community” Freya at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

“Amsterdam is beautiful, brilliant, vibrant, innovative, open minded, and above all, inspiring!” Jodie at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

I arrived in Amsterdam in January and I will be here until late July to study International Relations at the Vrije Universiteit  (VU). I love UEA, so I wasn’t too sure whether I had made the right choice to spend a semester abroad when applying to study in Holland. However, I have fallen in love with the city and the experience I am having! Amsterdam is beautiful, … Continue reading “Amsterdam is beautiful, brilliant, vibrant, innovative, open minded, and above all, inspiring!” Jodie at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

“Two months to go… It’s gone so fast, I don’t want to leave!” Dominic at the Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Feeling the effects of last night. Exhausted, I was cycling down Vredenberg, one of the main streets in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It was 11 o’clock and I was on my way to a seminar at Universiteit Utrecht (or a “werkcollege”, as my lecturer frequently calls them, interchanging Dutch and English as he pleases). The sun was shining, the air was warm, and there was a … Continue reading “Two months to go… It’s gone so fast, I don’t want to leave!” Dominic at the Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands