Author: Madison

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Thank you, technology

So far, I have traveled to 16 different cities, most of them outside the Netherlands. Traveling of course has its challenges (getting lost in Gare du Nord for example…) but man, having a smartphone...

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New month new classes

For the first half of the semester I only took two classes, which made my academic load very light. I had midterms three weeks into school and finals at the end of October. Now...

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How to: Biking in Amsterdam

One of the first things that probably comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam are bikes. And you’d be right…there are literally more bikes here than there are people. Which makes bike shopping,...

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Planes, trains, and two feet

This semester is my first time leaving the US, and with comes the urge to travel. Of course I want to see everything and go everywhere: the main cities and the small random towns....

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(Study) Abroad

I guess I’m not just here to gallivant around Europe, find myself, and eat a lot of food. I do go to school, I promise. University at UvA is a little different than the...

How’s Amsterdam? Wet and Windy 1

How’s Amsterdam? Wet and Windy

So I knew it rained in Amsterdam, but not like this. I was lucky with the weather my first three weeks here. It was sunny, warm, and rained once. This last week showed me...

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Tiny Spoons and Other Cultural Differences

I’ve been in Amsterdam for a little over a week now. It’s beautiful. The weather has been great, the food and people amazing, and the architecture is charming. I’ve been working on becoming a...

A New Semester: Studying in Amsterdam 3

A New Semester: Studying in Amsterdam

Here’s to a semester of new and firsts: my first time writing a blog, my first time studying in another country, and my first time leaving the United States. My name is Madison and...