Filed under Academic Year 2015 / 2016

Bungee Jumping and Christmas Markets

Drinking Glühwein at Cologne’s Christmas Market We’re down to the last month, and as I enter my final few weeks in Europe, I can’t help but feel bittersweet about returning to the US. During our Introduction Days, Philip Vergauwen, the Dean of SBE, discussed the diversity of the student body and Maastricht University’s commitment to … Continue reading

The Last One

Hello everyone! This time I will be writing about the courses I am taking during the second period at SBE. The 7th week starts tomorrow, so I can share quite a lot with you guys. This period was busier, partly because I managed to pick some courses where the workload is quite a lot, and … Continue reading

2 weeks left

Feeling a little bittersweet that we’re almost at the end of the semester. Can’t believe its just another 2 weeks till my last paper and i’ll be leaving Maastricht! Just when i’m starting to feel this is home, i feel like its time to leave 😦 Nevertheless, will be making the most of my last … Continue reading


HELLO AGAIN!!! Today’s post is about traveling!! Even though I’m from Europe I have never had the opportunity to travel within my own continent, not even to the famous interRail. This happens because the flights from Lisbon are quite expensive. However, this excuse is over if you come to study in Maastricht. This small and … Continue reading

The Travelbug

An important part of exchange is, of course, travelling. If you’re in Maastricht, you’re luckily in a very central location – cities like Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Cologne, Stuttgart, and of course Amsterdam are all within half a day’s train journey at best. Berlin, Zurich, Munich, and Hamburg are just a few hours more. Exchange classes … Continue reading

Super fun happy times

Hello everyone! I haven’t had time to write anything for a long time, but this time it was not the workload that held me back but the huge amount of fun I had! 🙂 I was first visited by a good friend from my home university, and we spent some chill days together: we watched … Continue reading

Exam week

Hello peeps! The second period has officially started today! Before introducing my new courses, however, I would like to write a bit about my exam week. You could have noticed that while I posted 3 writings in September, I barely made it to 2 this months. This is due to the fact that the amount of … Continue reading

Belgium, Germany, and of course, the Netherlands

Hi everyone! Last time we spoke, I talked about my first impressions of Maastricht, the university, and some of my travels through Amsterdam and Holland. Currently, I am writing to you in the midst of exam week, which, fortunately, has not been as stressful as I thought it would be. A group of my friends … Continue reading