Hallo! My name is Tania, I am 20 years old and I come from Andalusia, in the South of Spain. I am in Leeuwarden doing my exchange programme for five months, until February. I am studying Communication in NHL Stenden, though in Spain I study Journalism. More
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
New Year’s Eve is a time of different traditions in Fryslân and the Netherlands. For example, the last day of the year is the only day that the typically Dutch game ‘sjoelen’ is played, that the real Frisian people go ‘carbidschieten’ in the meadows and that we eat ‘oliebollen’. As soon as midnight nears, we end the year with a drink while we watch the last seconds tick by on the clock on the television. Of these typical Dutch and Frisian traditions, we are often not even aware. This is just how it is supposed to be and how we do it every time. But what is normal in other cultures? More
We proudly present you the new – international – YourPost team for the upcoming season. As always, enthusiastic volunteers and communication and media students from NHL / Stenden. In the coming time, students from the Netherlands and colleagues from Taiwan, Lithuania, Spain and Romania will be present at the YourPost editorial office. And all of them are buzzing with ideas! So keep an eye on our YourPost page or visit www.yourpost.frl
Hello! My name is Tania and I am from Spain. I have been an exchange student in Leeuwarden for one month already, and I still can remember the day I arrived here. More
Coming to the Netherlands has been one of the most exciting adventures in my life. And it still is. I don’t know exactly what I expected when I first came here. Meeting new people, discovering amazing places, learn, have fun, these are things we all think about when we face a situation like this, when we leave our home countries and take the decision of starting a new life anywhere else. More
I have been in Leeuwarden for more than half a year now, but when I first got here, there was a lot of stuff that surprised me. For example, at the beginning it was quite awkward because at the time of introducing to someone, everyone shook my hand! In Spain, the normal thing to do is to introduce to someone giving to kisses in the cheeks, and that’s why every time I met someone I got closer with the intention of kissing them, but they gave me their hand to shake it. At the beginning it was a bit uncomfortable to me, but now shaking hands is the normal thing to me. More
Everyone somehow knows about how much they like to cycle in The Netherlands but you don’t really realise how serious this is until you experience it. I came to Leeuwarden by train and even before getting to the city where I would live, before actually standing for more than five minutes on Dutch ground, I was already surprised. On my way from the airport to the station, the train passed somewhere next to a three-floor bike parking garage. What a thing! It may sound like the most common thing for Dutch people, and I’ve seen a few more since then, but you need to know that’s really shocking at the beginning for foreigners. I had never seen such a thing before. More
I arrived in Leeuwarden on January 26th. Prior to my Erasmus application, I had never heard of the city or even Friesland for that matter, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I read in forums that students here had a wonderful time, but I was unsure whether this tiny northern Dutch city would suit me, what would the people be like and a thousand other questions that were flying through my head. It was already dark when I set foot outside the station and the first thing I saw was a whole set of party-like lights and decoration. It was indeed the first of many times I was going to hear the words “Cultural Capital of Europe”. More
The spring break is over and the editors of YourPost are taking on new energy! The program includes beautiful articles/series and sparkling video reports. Here a part of our editorial team, on the steps of de Kanselarij. In addition to Dutch, our team currently consists of students / volunteers from Romania, Germany, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Afghanistan, Sweden, Spain, Brazil and Austria.
Leeuwarden is known as the capital of the prosperous, agricultural province Fryslân. A province with nearly 3.000 dairy farms and more than 280.000 dairy cows. Fryslân is the home of the Frisian cow. Fryslân’s economy is sustained by agriculture and tourism. As international students, we have plenty of opportunities to experience the cultural and social life of Leeuwarden but that does not really cover what being a Frisian citizen means. More
¡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
Each of the 11 Cities tells another story, has another history and has other characteristics. To include those aspects, the population of each city were involved to inspire the artists. Therefore, the 11 cities formed a fountain committee to collaborate with the artists. With the help of this collaboration, each fountain tells its own story, which is told in the following. More
A Thankyoupost to volunteer Teun.
How do you thank volunteers? That is the winning theme of the PR Talentenprijs 2017 of the Communication education of the NHL. The winning team: Ilse Betten, Virginia Rignano, Heejin Roh, Remedios Torrico Alcudia and Marit Voogd.
My name is Maria Fernández, I’m 20 and I’m from Girona, Spain. I love the area, the food, the weather, the people… but every now and then I need some changes to keep it all exciting! More
All for One Foundation is the first and only multicultural gospel choir in Friesland and was founded in January 2011. Their aim is to spread the message of gospel music, to connect different cultures to each other within Friesland and environs. Later the name became All for one gospel choir. By the initiative of musical director Wilco Kloosterman and – of African origin – musician Basile Maneka were twelve singers together to start a new gospel choir. Meanwhile, the choir has about fifty members of European, African, Surinamese and Antillean origin. More
Spain and The Netherlands are two European countries with a lot of history in common. Nevertheless, when you are from one of that countries and visit the other you can notice than the differences two distinct cultures have, but also the similarities. Here we are going to speak about what differentiates and resembles these two nations. More
Everyone somehow knows about how much they like to cycle in The Netherlands but you don’t really realise how serious this is until you experience it. More