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TU/e students go abroad more and more for their study. Be it for an internship, an exchange semester of for doing research. They write in Cursor about all their experiences abroad.
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Hi everyone! The past semester I have been studying at the University of California in Berkeley, and it was, in one word, awesome! The university is inspiring, California is laid back and nice and warm, the road trips were fun, my fellow students were open and helpful, and most importantly: my housemates were fantastic!
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Or, happy new year! Last week the year started with big fireworks from the Taipei 101, the five hundred meters high icon of the city which looks like a bunch of noodle boxes. New Year is not an official celebration in Taiwan, so we just had lectures on the 31st of December and the 1st of January.
I came across many typical Dutch things in Stockholm. Dairy produce galore, bicycles, a lot of water, bicycles in water and, most importantly… LICORICE! But Sweden also has a lot of things that the Netherlands don’t have (yet). Kanelbullar everywhere, the traditional Swedish pastry that makes World Animal Day a bit incidental (the 4th of October is also “kanelbullens dag”), a lot more men behind baby strollers with the help of a convenient and innovative parental leave regulation and also: district heating.
Valais is the sunniest region of Switzerland. This bilingual canton is further known for its many mountain cheeses, fruits, wines and its winter holiday destinations. I’m Tom Hoeben, student of Chemical Engineering and for the past three months I did my internship in the heart of the Alps at DSM in the vitamin industry.
My choice for Italy was a simple one: food and culture. Since September, I’ve been studying at the best university of Italy: Bocconi. I’m staying in the city center of Milan, my housemates give me cooking lessons, and clubs are close. Still, being able to enjoy La Bella Italia to the fullest required a crash course in naturalization on my part. Please consider the tips below.
Mexico, the country that most people know for its tequila, taco’s, narco’s and corruption. But Mexico is so much more! I decided to study half a year in Aguascalientes, a medium sized city in the heart of Mexico. In Eindhoven I study applied mathematics, but here I’m taking courses in industrial engineering and financial mathematics.
Lisbon, what a beautiful city! The portuguese language is very hard for a simple Dutch girl like me. For French people and Italians, this language is much easier. Now, i suddenly belong to the Norwegian and Danish group of people. However, last week I heard I finished my portuguese course with success. I will not bother you with this language so I will write this piece just in English.
The land of the free, and of unlimited opportunities. The country where bigger is almost always better: the United States. I’m spending a semester at IC Berkeley in California on the beautiful West Coast. A look behind the scenes of one of the best universities in the United States.
This semester you can find me in Boston where I’m doing my internship. I’m doing my internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT.
Norway, the country where you don’t have to lock your bike, where you buy your goods at a kjøpesenter, where rotten fish is served as a delicacy, where a beer costs you 10 euros and where Silje Norendal boosted winter sports. But most of all, it’s the country where you’re always just a stone’s throw away from scenic landscapes.
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