Fantastic tortillas and how to cook them

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

The best way to learn a language is your own way

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

Miniature Groningen on the Emerald Isle

Miniature Groningen on the Emerald Isle

  Top of the morning to you AEGEE-people! Lisa here, from the wonderful cloudy country of Ireland. For my Erasmus I decided to go to Maynooth University, a university in the small town of Maynooth just twenty kilometers outside of Dublin. This choice wasn’t really an obvious one, since I had no idea where I actually wanted to go till just before the deadline of the application. However, I did have … Read more

A German view on the student life in Groningen

A German view on the student life in Groningen

When I first moved to Groningen, I had to deal with struggling to find a room. This is something many internationals are facing when moving to Groningen: the lacking offers in housing and the problematic selection procedure. For Dutch students it already seems to be quite hard to find a room, whereas internationals find many more rocks on their way to find a place to live. Often, I found myself … Read more

Colombia: The country of….

Colombia: The country of….

 Colombia, the country of which most people only know one thing: Pablo Escobar and his cocaine. However, if there is anything that Colombians really want it is to finally move beyond that period in time. If there is anything that can frustrate them it’s tourism that doesn’t go further than Pablo Escobar tours & Narcos. Therefore, I am happy to help them by saying that after four months in Colombia … Read more