Welcome to the website of AEGEE-Groningen, the European student organization in Groningen! We offer you great trips, European friends, congresses and lectures in Europe, combined with awesome parties. In Groningen, AEGEE has 360 members, but all over Europe we are represented in 40 countries with 13.000 members! Are you an international student in Groningen who wants to know more? Stop by our weekly drink, every Wednesday at 10pm in the Brouwerij, or email us at board@aegee-groningen.nl. Are you member of another AEGEE-local and want to visit Groningen? We would be very happy to help you visit the most awesome city in the Netherlands! Contact our European Affairs Director to know more: europeanaffairs@aegee-groningen.nl.

 

 

 

Foreign Languages: How I learned to stop worrying and love the struggle

Nobody knows exactly how or when, but once upon a time there was a person who thought that “maybe it would be cool if we could refer to things using words and speak using the air in our mouths”. Though undoubtedly primitive at first, this technique would over time develop into sophisticated patterns of speech that everyone seemed to agree to. Until perhaps one day some people started to disagree … Read more

Fantastic tortillas and how to cook them

You find yourself sitting in your room, staring out of the window wondering what to have for dinner today. While the rain is pouring down on the ground you find yourself imagining a life in a different place, where drought is more common and the sun greets you more warmly with each new day; today you imagine life in Spain. On days like these, when they want to eat something … Read more

Time for an introduction: the XXXIst board of AEGEE-Groningen

Dear lovely reading member, It has already been way over two months since the XXXIst board of AEGEE-Groningen has commenced her board year. I would like to emphasize the pronoun of her, because our board consists of four amazing and strong women. Most of you will probably have already met us at one of our events or the weekly drinks at the Brouwerij. If this is not the case, then … Read more

Strive to be a SUcceeder, tHRive to be a leader!

Dear fellow AEGEEans! You might have already heard stories about the Summer University, an event that takes place during the summer of approximately two weeks in most of the cities that AEGEE is present. This is one of those stories which involves 2 weeks, 3 locations, 10 nationalities and 30+ people. Which one? The Summer University of Tallinn and Tartu! And the big question for all the new members is … Read more

The best way to learn a language is your own way

In linguistics, we often talk about two main types of motivation for learning a language: instrumental and integrative motivation. Instrumental motivation means that you are motivated to learn a language for practical reasons, such as professional advancement, business, integrating in order to benefit from rights accorded to citizens, or because the colonial oppressors do not allow you to use your own language when dealing with governmental administration or in court. … Read more