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Bittersweet Goodbye

It’s the end of May and I’m leaving in about two and a half weeks. I still cannot believe how fast this exchange semester passed and thinking about going home is almost a bit scary considering the fact that I started feeling to be at home here in Maastricht from the very first week on. … Continue reading

Summer is coming

Time is flying so fast, summer is already here! What are the takeaways of my exchange? First of all, I would say that I definitely improved my level of English. The Problem Based Learning (PBL) System is the best way to improve your English level quickly! The readings you have to prepare every week, the presentations you … Continue reading


  If I look at my feet, they seem normal to me. But the reality is, these feet have been to five different countries in the last five months, which is almost more than the countries I have ever visited during my whole life. This doesn’t come without consequences: now I’m incredibly good at packing, … Continue reading

Without warning.

It’s already May!!! How? When? What?? The month of April has been full of surprises making it all the more exciting. 5 cities in 3.5 days. Making the most of Maastricht’s central location, a few of us rented a car and road-tripped our way down south (shout-out to enterprise rent-a-car). Fully prepared with pillows, fruits and … Continue reading

The One That Got Away

      This month I got to meet with a bunch of people from back home. Specifically, my two best friends and my family. I was excited and scared at the same time, waiting in a Starbucks in Bruxelles like I was some sort of rom-com character played by Zooey Deschanel. It’s funny because … Continue reading

Discovering Europe!

How not to travel when living in the center of Europe? That’s impossible! Which brings up the following question: Where to travel close to Maastricht? A lot of options are available to you: The Netherlands, Germany or even Belgium. The Netherlands The beautiful Netherlands is full of gorgeous places to visit: Eindhoven, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Gouda, … Continue reading

Of exams, vacation and people

It has been exactly three months since I arrived in Maastricht and the first period of this semester ended at the end of March. So finally I can draw a conclusion from how the system in university works here. My exam took place at the beginning of April. Scared by the high demands that university … Continue reading

Amazing April

Amazing April

Time flies, I’ve been living in Maastricht for 88 days! I was busy in preparing exam, paper and Pecha Kucha in the first week of April. It took me a day to plan and submit my Pecha Kucha, which is a 20×20 simple presentation format where I show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The … Continue reading

Spring has finally arrived!

One month passed again and it is time for a new blog! I thought about what to write and tried to remember what was kind of a memorable situation or event that I would like to share with you guys. And without hesitation I knew what is going to be a part of that blog…. … Continue reading


I was doing the dishes. It was one of the first days here in Maastricht and I was awkwardly standing in a kitchen that wasn’t mine, as always trying to express my love and my gratitude with some soap and a beat up sponge. Next to me, in front of an overflowing sink, there was … Continue reading