Tag Archives: Utrecht

Completion Gathering

As Stefania already told you all, we had a completion gathering ceremony at JCU. Everyone was looking good with heels and ties as the dresscode asked for. I just didn’t expect that the ceremony would be so…. “American”? Don’t get … Continue reading

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First day on the job

Yesterday I started my first shift of my internship. I’m now occupying a position in the capacity of the Emergency Department of the Townsville Hospital. My shift starts every Monday at 8.00 and will finish at 4.00 pm. My colleague Mary is … Continue reading

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Queensland and it’s nature.

James Cook University is thé university for the tropics. The most students here study marine biology or something else relating to biology and/or the sea. It’s the strongest field of JCU. You can find this in everything. The advertisement is … Continue reading

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Sex and the City: the road through Pandora

Only a week after Easter break, we had another week off. In our lecture break Stefania (Border crossings colleague from Italia), another friend and I were heading to Melbourne. Research has conclude that Melbourne is the city where the most … Continue reading

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Old you on study abroad aaand it’s gone

“When you get back after such an amazing experience, you’ll be an entirely different person!” Study abroad is supposed to be a very enriching experience. The quote, not unknown to international students, shows how other people see it. Studying abroad … Continue reading

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Time flies

Today I realised that I am one third of the way into my six-month European adventure. That’s a bit scary, considering how many more things I still want to do. Lately I’ve been settling into daily life more than I … Continue reading

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Dealing with setbacks

I’ve been stressing too much lately. About getting full access to my Dutch bank account (a three week process), about buying a discount card for public transport (which first required a Dutch bank account), class assessment, getting a cold, having … Continue reading

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The start of a journey

I’m Cara, a student of English literature, Italian and French at Flinders University in Adelaide. This semester I am living the Dutch life while I study at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. I’m using this opportunity to work my way … Continue reading

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