“The top five things you need to know to survive an international student house” 1: Locate the nearest Ikea, unless you like the extreme ‘less is more’ look you will be living in a giant cardboard box with a bed, desk and maybe a small locker placed there as a ‘wardrobe’. Ikea will be your quick one stop shop to create your comfy student den without breaking the bank and applying for a student loan in week one. 2: Find out who you are sharing a kitchen with. Different cultures eat at different times of the day so the kitchen [...]
Every weekday at 8:00 AM hundreds of students are on their way to university. The centre of this happening is usually in Central Station in Groningen. Many Dutch students are coming from Assen or Drenthe, places near to Groningen. Others, for example international students are not used to cycling and prefer to take the bus. Every morning, five days a week. Normally you could guess that the regional bus company “Qbuzz“ should know the situation and how to handle the huge number of students. In fact they don’t: The sign “Bus Vol” rises from the front and side of the [...]
The speed breakers that were constructed at the Zernike campus are not sufficient to prevent bus drivers from speeding. This is one the results of a preliminary evaluation. Hanze University, University of Groningen and the city, among others, think extra measures are necessary to improve traffic safety at the campus.
Many students want to see Europe during vacations. However, transportation problems like buying tickets, check-ins and comparing ticket prices can be tiresome. The Eurail Pass is a smart choice to set you free from the inconvenience. Supported by a cooperation of 30 European Railway companies and shipping lines in Europe, Eurail.com offers Rail Passes to non-European residents who want to explore Europe by rail. What is Eurail Pass? Eurail Pass is a travel product for non-European residents who want to travel in Europe. It gives you the ability to take nearly every train and some of the ships in Europe unlimitedly [...]
Joining the ACLO is a great way to meet new people and enjoy some new forms of sport which you may have never tried before. ACLO is the largest student sports organization in Europe. There are 49 student sports clubs affiliated with ACLO and there are state of the art fitness facilities. Not only do they provide a large number of sports to play, but it is also very cheap. ACLO have a special ACLO-card for international students who are studying for half a year in Groningen. The costs are €39 for this card. When they are staying for [...]