10 Things to know in the Hague

Hello all. I’m almost done here in The Hague and it has been the greatest experience of my life. If you ever have the slightest inclination to study abroad you should go. It will be the greatest experience of your life I guarantee it. You may know what life is like somewhere. But, I’m here to tell you you’re wrong. You will only figure this out by living there. Now, if you are going to study in The Hague, which I highly recommend, there are 10 things you need to know: 1) Get a bike. It will be the greatest investment you will ever make here. You can get them for like 40 euro 2) Stay in Stamkartplein. It’s like 50 yards from the school and a two minute walk from the train and tram station. It’s really close to the megastore which is where you buy everything. It’s also full of exchange students from around the world. 3) Bring warm clothes- It’s very windy. 4) Get a higher one account. It’s the cheapest way to do everything. It’s only $2.50 to withdrawal any amount. (No one swipes in the Netherlands except in the school.) 5) Travel as much as you can. The Netherlands is centrally located so it’s really easy and cheap to travel anywhere. Some sites you need to use are: easyjet and skyscanner for flights. 6) Your schedule will change just about every week. It takes a little bit of getting used to but once you get the hang of it it’s fine. 7) The school caters to exchange students. They try to help you out as much as possible. They also have organizations set up to help you meet other students. 8) Meet as many people as you can. There are people here from all over the world. 9) You don’t have to know the language. Everyone in the Netherlands speaks English fairly well. But, I would highly recommend learning a few Dutch words before you go so when you go to the store you know what you’re buying. 10) Go out. Have a good time. You only have six months to hang out with them and it goes by faster than you think.