The Netherlands is believed to be a safe haven for biking. An excellent network of bike lanes, (relatively) short distances to cover, flat land and a biking culture makes biking the obvious choice for transportation. Especially for students, biking is the go-to mode of transport, and the best one. There are well-defined traffic rules for biking and the lack of knowledge of those rules makes you prone to biking accidents.
After a very fancy, entertaining and fun intro week, the new international students now have to find their ways in Eindhoven for their survival. Settling down in a new place is always challenging but at the same time it is the most exciting part of studying abroad.
Recently, on behalf of my professor, I had the chance to be the ‘Materiedeskundige’ at one of the exams during last exam period. Being on the other side of the desk was a completely different experience.
Every festival has its own ambiance and atmosphere. Even with religious festivals, culture adds new meanings and values to them, making them richer and more colorful.
Apart from the studies, adjusting to a culture that’s not your own can introduce some additional challenges. It is both an exciting adventure and a testing process. The following three As are the most important things to bear in mind in order to overcome the challenge successfully.
After a long, quiet summer break, the university witnessed the dawn of new life with fresh faces from all over the world. Over the past weeks, not only university campus, but also the city centerwere flooded with new students wandering around to become familiar with Eindhoven.
‘Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.’
Above lines by John Ruskin give me the impression that he has never been to the Netherlands.
I am Mohsin, born and raised in the southern region of Pakistan. I've been in Eindhoven for over three years now. First as an MSc student and currently as a PhD candidate at Electrical Engineering.
I love to travel, explore the world and experience different cultures. Furthermore I like to play squash and enjoy reading books and writing blogs and articles.