Moving to a new country can be a challenge but exciting. Dóra Anna Szeles, a Hungarian student, shares her top tips and advice to those moving to study abroad, like she did, in the Netherlands.
To prepare for my study abroad journey, I watched YouTube videos about student life in the Netherlands. These videos shared some practical tips and tricks that proved useful later, but I did not see any videos about what really matters the most: settling in a new country. In this article, I will share some tips that will hopefully help you to adapt to your new life in the Netherlands.
Throughout the introduction week, I heard so many second- and third-year students mentioning that they had found their best friends during this event. I do not doubt that this does happen for some, but I felt like this put a lot of pressure on all first-year students. The truth about introduction week is that you will meet about 200 people, and by the next week, you will not remember the names of most of them.