Day Trip to Cologne

I WENT TO A CHOCOLATE MUSEUM! This week I decided to stay back in Maastricht over the weekend to study for midterms; however, Holly and I decided to take a day trip to Cologne, Germany on September 28th! We decided to get up super early to catch a 6:11am train out of Maastricht; however, we … Continue reading Day Trip to Cologne

Two Days in Budapest

WE MADE IT TO BUDAPEST!! This was an action packed adventure, dear goodness. Day 1: So we arrived in Budapest at around 11am on September 16th. We took a car to our Airbnb where we talked with our host about some of her favorite places to check out in the city. She said Budapest needs … Continue reading Two Days in Budapest

A Very Dutch Weekend – The Hague and Zaanse Schans

IK BEN CATHERINE. HOE HEET JIJ? Everybody, I'm going Dutch!! This week was my first week of class, and let me tell you, the work load here is quite different from what I am used to at USC. Not to mention, that I am not involved in nearly as many extracurriculars here in comparison to … Continue reading A Very Dutch Weekend – The Hague and Zaanse Schans

A Weekend in Amsterdam

I LOST MY VOICE!!! I was so lucky it didn't completely disappear, but talking was definitely a struggle this week. Monday through Friday was filled with all sorts of orientation activities. Getting to learn more about how classes are taught and taking tours of the various academic buildings was super helpful in preparing for the … Continue reading A Weekend in Amsterdam

Study Trip to Berlin

I went to Berlin, Germany for the second half of my first week in Europe!! We left on August 23rd and arrived back in Maastricht on the 27th. While the 12 hour bus ride was an adventure itself, the entire trip was filled with so many eye opening experiences. Day 1: We went on a … Continue reading Study Trip to Berlin