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Getting Around Europe
Back in the day, I thought backpacking through Europe meant trains. That’s what happened on Gilmore Girls, anyway. But we’re in a new century now, and trains are so passe. If you want to get from place to place in Europe cheaply, you don’t train. (More)
Die Hongerspelen
The truly beautiful thing about study abroad is that I can construe just about anything as a cultural experience. Grocery shopping? Cultural experience. Falling asleep on my patio at noon? Cultural experience. Going to the movies, then, is definit (More)
Surprise! Things I Didn't Know, Pt. 3
This is the third post in a series that will highlight things I’m learning as I go. From the mundane everything to the panic-stricken moments, here’s what I (now) know: 1. Assume you call your professor by her first name until otherwise instru (More)
Hallo and Sneeuw!
Hallo from Utrecht! After 11 hours up in the air, I am finally in my new home in central Holland (and yes, everyone here does call it Holland--they look at you so oddly if you say The Netherlands!). About half an hour from Amsterdam, Utrecht is a (More)
Top Five Ways Dutch Students Are Just Like Us
5. There's always someone who comes into class late, apologizing loudly even though it really would be better if they just sat down quietly. If you have a class somewhere far away, like Sarkeys or Catlet, you know what I'm talking about. If you're pe (More)
Classes
Classes are in full swing here at Universiteit Utrecht. For international students, that meant we attended two orientations during the first week of February. The first orientation was all about paperwork: paperwork for registering with the city, pap (More)
Surprise! Things I Didn’t Know, Pt. 1
From Around the World in Katie Days. This is the first post in a series that will highlight things I’m learning as I go. From the mundane everything to the panic-stricken mome (More)
Surprise! Things I Didn't Know, Part 2
This is the second post in a series that will highlight things I’m learning as I go. From the mundane everything to the panic-stricken moments, here’s what I (now) know: 1. Bedbugs are not a big deal here. Someone in my apartment building has be (More)

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