The best way to start your academic year is to get a good orientation and introduction.
Living in another country is an exciting experience. New worlds are discovered, horizons broadened, challenges met. As well as being exciting, an intercultural experience can at times be disorienting and stressful, with most people experiencing some degree of culture shock during their stay abroad.
In the Netherlands, like in many Anglo-Saxon countries, it is common that students are expected to think critically, present reasoned arguments, evaluate other people’s arguments and to interact with teachers and fellow students.
A study abroad experience can be exciting and rewarding, but you may need to get used to some new ways of doing things. The top 10 tips aim to help you make the most of your stay in Leiden!