De Kas and my final days in Utrecht

On Tuesday, I ventured into Amsterdam for the first time on my own to conduct my first interview, and to have an incredible culinary experience courtesy of my grandfather and the restaurant De Kas. As instructed, I treated myself to a four course lunch which was divine, especially given the surroundings. De Kas is located…

In Bruges (for 48 hours)

This weekend, I made a pretty spontaneous decision and went to Bruges! Being in the Netherlands, I am surrounded by beautiful cities and countries, all a short train ride away. Or, in the case of getting to Belgium cheaply with 2 days notice, 4 short train rides away. On Friday, I finished classes at 3PM,…

A Busy Last Few Days!!

Its been a few days since I last checked in, mostly because I’ve just been so so busy! After Noise ended we had the weekend off. I spent the majority of Saturday doing readings for the week and wandering around Utrecht, and then on Sunday, my group went on an adventure! We got on the…

Noise

For the past few days our small group has been attending the NOISE conference and it has been quite the experience! I was really nervous going into the conference, as we are the only undergrad people in attendance, and I am even younger than the rest of our group, yet somehow we are the ones…

Settled In

I’ve now been in Utrecht for 4.5 days, and already I feel as if I know the city! Getting from the airport to my apartment was easy, and although everyone here rides their bikes around, the city is extremely walkable. This weekend I spent my time getting to know the other students I will be…

Getting Ready to Leave….

After waiting all summer and writing 4 papers in preparation, I begin this adventure today! I still have to finish packing ALL of my things into one standard sized suitcase, print out the work that I have just completed, and download all of my music onto my phone, but in 7 hours I will be…