Today I’d like to talk to you about whether you should or should not learn Dutch in case you decide to stay in the Netherlands once you’re done with your studies. First of all, Dutch is a HARD language for someone like me who has never studied any Germanic language (besides Eng). I’ve studied Italian, French a bit and ofc English. But never German, which definitely helps you with Dutch as well. At least during my TU Delft Dutch classes we’ve studied a few times with German people and they seemed to have no trouble whatsoever with Dutch. At least with the grammar, since it is almost the same. Even though I am good with languages in general, meaning it’s sort of easy for me to understand the grammar, just not to remember words.. I am quite shy speaking it with natives, I constantly feel weird that I would not understand them or I’d say some crappy thing that they’d laugh a lot at. Read more
I was wondering what to talk to you about and I think it’s finally the time to tell you about the reason I came to the Netherlands which brought me later to TU Delft which I really really love studying at. Read more
THIS IS SO AWESOME, I need to share it with you ASAP!
So yes, you might be (naturally) wondering who is this person and why am I even sharing this with you.. wait for it..
I hope you are doing well!
Are you already graduating or just starting your studies? Either way there are a few stuff you should NOT do based on my won experience and I’d like to share these with you.
Cypriot, Romanian, Chinese, Bulgarian and (flying head) Icelandic (Paint Skills highly improved!)
Happy new 2017! I hope you had amazing holidays with your family and friends =)
Most of you have already experienced this, but still, I’d like to talk a bit about working in teams in general and especially in mixed teams in terms of nationality and gender. Depending on the country and culture you come from, communicating with guys, being a girl, might be difficult or unusual for you, or maybe even the same with girls, being a guy. Surely, IT is a field where majority of people is guys and especially in Delft University of Technology, there are many internationals and you don’t always get to choose your own group to work on assignments, but rather you’re assignment to one. Read more
Are you a student of Computer Science (or anything else) and looking for a Job of internship?
A Job Fair is being organized in the university, it is called De Delftse Bedrijvendagen (DDB) and includes a lot of tech companies looking for students with all sorts of background. The fair is organized in a few stages while all of the Fair programme takes between 1 and 3 months. In order to participate you pay €10 for the whole event, which for all the job they do, is really nothing.
First thing when you move to the Netherlands or every new country / city is to look around your place of living and to find out where to do grocery shopping, what transportation can you find, how to find your way to your university or work place and how to travel in and out of your town. Same is valid for newcomers to Delft and Delft University of technology.
Maybe you’ve noticed, Read more