YourPost’s DNA: Anna Krause from Germany


Hey you! I’m new at the YourPost team and excited to contribute to the content. First things first, let me introduce myself really quick. My name is Anna Krause, I’m 22 years old and from Hamburg, Germany. I’m an easygoing person who loves good food (especially sushi) and good company. More

YourPost’s DNA: Annika Ehbrecht from Germay


My name is Annika, I am currently 20 years old and from Germany. I grew up in a small town, Göttingen, which is in the middle of Germany, and to me, it seems to have a similar flair to Leeuwarden, except that there are hills there. For a while now I have been living in Oldenburg, which is further in the north and only 3 hours by train from here. More

YourPost’s DNA: Lisa Saager from Germany


Hallo! My name is Lisa and I’m 19 years old. I come from the very north of Germany, near Kiel and about two months ago I moved to Leeuwarden to study here. Half a year ago I decided on studying Creative Business at NHL Stenden and I’ll presumably stay here for about 4 years until I finish my Bachelors Degree. I chose to come to Leeuwarden because of the university that offers degrees I couldn’t find similarly at any German university. Furthermore, I decided on the Netherlands because I have always been interested in speaking a lot of English and having a lot of international possibilities in the future. More

YourPost’s DNA: Martina Andrés from Spain

Hoi! My name is Martina, I am 20 years old and I come from Andalusia, in the south of Spain. I am an exchange student, studying Communication at NHL Stenden. I have been almost 2 months in Leeuwarden and I am going to be here till February. I came here because I really wanted to have this international experience, have the opportunity to know this wonderful and interesting country and meet people from all around the world. More

YourPost’s DNA: Tomás O’Reilly from Spain

When people usually ask me the question “Where are you from?” I don’t have a straightforward  answer. So, first of all, let me introduce myself. I’m Tomás but people call me whatever: Tom, Tommy, Thomas… I’m half Spanish and half Irish, as you can see from my surname, O’Reilly, which is in my Spanish passport. Confusing, right? More

Eternalize your mark in Leeuwarden with DNA

What is the best way to eternalize someone’s presence somewhere? A statue, perhaps. Or maybe a painting. Good options, but nothing can beat our DNA. The one thing that we all have in common but that makes each one of us different and unique. To celebrate that, Leeuwarden is collecting its citizens’ DNA. However, it is not what you would think. More

YourPost’s DNA: Nadja Nordström from Sweden

Hej/Hoi/Hello! My name is Nadja Nordström and I’m 24 years old. I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. The purpose of my move to Leeuwarden is because I’m an exchange student at the NHL Stenden. My major and field is within Communications. Back home in Sweden, I study at a University called the Mid University, which is located in a town called Sundsvall. More

YourPost contributes to DNA artwork

The art project DNALWD2018 collects the personal stories or memories of everyone who has ‘something’ with Leeuwarden. Stories about work, friendship, hobby, the love for your partner or passion for your sport. The possibilities are endless. The editors of YourPost also feel involved in this community art project.
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Tereza Baráková from Czech Republic – YourPost’s DNA

Hi all! My name is Tereza Baráková, I’m 22 years old and I moved to Leeuwarden for my exchange stay at NHL where my major is Communication. I come from the Czech Republic where I study Marketing Communication in the beautiful city called Zlin. More

Remedios Torrico Alcudia from Spain – YourPost’s DNA

¡Hola! My name is Remedios Torrico Alcudia, I left Spain a couple of months ago to become an international student in Leeuwarden for a semester. Back in Spain I study journalism and being part of YourPost has not only been an honour but also a great opportunity to become better in a field that I’m really passionate about. More

Patrizia Rangelova from Bulgaria – YourPost’s DNA

My mom named me Patrizia 21 years ago. I took my dad’s surname, so call me miss Rangelova. On a beautiful day in August, when I got my name, I started my life in a beautiful house in a beautiful city called Sofia, which happens to be the capital of Bulgaria. Nineteen years later I took the brave decision to leave for unknown lands to complete my bachelor degree. More

Federico Patelli from Italy – YourPost’s DNA

I’m Federico Patelli, I’m 20 years old, I’m Italian, I’m a Communication student at NHL. I decided to move to The Netherlands from Italy for a while. I’m doing my Erasmus program for 6 months, I chose Hollande and NHL for its reputation. More

Rica Kenning from Germany – YourPost’s DNA

Hi! My name is Rica Kenning; I am 23 years old and come from a small village in Germany. After I finished school I went to the UK for a year as an Au Pair to grow English skills. After that year I started studies in Germany but missed the international atmosphere, as I had in the UK. More

Stephen Krans from Nigeria – YourPost’s DNA

I am Stephen Krans, I was born and grew up in Nigeria. I am a student of Stenden University of Applied science Leeuwarden; I work as freelancer in designing website and posters and sometime I repair computers. Since February, 2015 I live in Leeuwarden, a most peaceful city with great people. I don’t regret I live and study in Leeuwarden. I think it’s a beautiful city. Even though I am a student I see positive attitude from people of Leeuwarden. Since I live in this city I have never face any racists what so ever. More

Eimantas Zemaitis from Lithuania – YourPost’s DNA

Hi! My name is Eimantas; I am a 24-year-old male. I came here from a small country Lithuania and even smaller town Ariogala. Why and how did I get here? A few years ago a took a decision to study Media and Entertainment Management in Leeuwarden. More

Ksenia Padaliakina from Belarus – YourPost’s DNA

Hey everyone! Here I am. My name is Ksenia and I am 20 years old girl, who was raised in a beautiful and peaceful country – Belarus. My native language is Russian, but I am fluent in English as well. A few years ago I decided to study Media, and my choice fell on Leeuwarden. And that is how everything began – my interests in different cultures, travelling and meeting people from all over the world. More

Evren from Turkey – YourPost’s DNA

My name is Evren Baba. I am 23 years old. I was born and raised in İstanbul, Turkey. I came Leeuwarden as an exchange student. I study Communication at NHL University. I chose to be in Leeuwarden. Because, living in a place like Netherlands is different for me, but living in a small but exciting city like Leeuwarden is totally something else. ???? More

Lena Lötzer from Germany – YourPost’s DNA

My name is Lena Lötzer, I am 22 years old and from a small village in Germany. After finishing high school, I went to New Zealand for a year. In New Zealand, I grooved my English language skills, immersed myself in a different culture, and met people with various backgrounds from all over the world. The international atmosphere impressed me so much that I decided to study abroad. This is how I came to Leeuwarden three years ago. More