Nice to meet you, Maastricht Hello everyone who is reading this article, I would like to introduce myself to you a bit before I share my life in Maastricht with you. My name is Clara and I am from China, but I have studied in Monash University and lived Melbourne, Australia for 2.5 years until January 2015. I will be here in Maastricht as exchange student for one semester until June. It has been three weeks since I arrived in Maastricht. I have been seeing beautiful views and meeting lovely people. And now, I would like to share my experience with you. 24-25 Jan My plan was a bit different from other exchange students after pickup service from Maastricht University because of my ignorance of instruction from guesthouse. I thought I could not get the key for my dormitory during weekend; however, it actually can be got from the appointed venue in main guesthouse. So I was careless but lucky that I did not get my key the first few days. The reason I said I was lucky is because I stayed and got to know a lovely hotel in Maastricht during the weekend I did not get my key. The snow view was perfect and I can tell that the buildings are quite old, but I love all old thingsJ 26 Jan-31 Jan Things went quite smoothly since I settled down in my dormitory on Monday, 26 January. Whereas, it is not my first time leaving my home country to live on my own so I am sure I can cope everything well. I have been looking forward to starting the semester and knowing people from different countries, especially Dutch people since I am step on their home land. Introductory days were on 29 and 30 January. A group was formed after the general introduction session and I finally met my classmates and mentors. My mentor’s name is Naomi, she is a lovely Dutch girl and she was very patient and helpful during the session. She took us to city tour and more importantly, she gave us a session about how PBL (Problem Based Learning) works in Maastricht University. Our group members discussed actively on a specific topic and we were aware that that will be the regular routine for our future study life in Maastricht. Feb 4 Time has flown and semester has begun already. During the first week of new semester, there are many student events and activities arranged by the university. On 4 February, there was a student musical event Stukafest , students are the performer and the university provide them with a stage to express their talent. I went to a guitar and violin show and it was wonderful, the guitar player composes by himself from time to time and I was surprised that how well they play their instrument. On the early afternoon of that day, there was a student event called Get Involved taking place in Student Service Centre, which consists of various student societies, clubs and organisations. I registered for many of and will attend especially some volunteer events and Maastricht University Orchestra rehearsal activity. There is a violin maker in the witmakersstraat in city who rent violin to people, I was quite surprised when I saw all the beautiful violins in his studio. Feb 13 It has been a very busy week since I had tasks for group discussion leader and group facilitation for each of my subject in my period 4. I signed up for them early because I am so looking forward to carnival holidays. I have thought that I will be totally relaxed and free after both tasks, and it proves that I feel incredibly great after my last task group facilitation yesterday: I have planned a lovely trip for my carnival week: Maastricht-Cambridge-Dusseldorf-Berlin-Maastricht. And I am so keen to travel around, discover Europe also discover myself. See you in a few hours, Cambridge and see you next week, Maastricht.