The end of the semester, what now?

I am kind of sad writing this blog, because this is going to be my last blog that I am here at SUU. The semester is going to end in a couple of days and that means saying goodbye to my friends here, but on the other hand going home to my family and friends,…

Hiking becomes a habit

For me hiking became a habit while study abroad here at SUU. They call SUU the university with the national parks in the backyard, and that is one thing for sure. If you are an active person, I think you would really like SUU. But that’s not what this blog is about.  This blog is…

Skiing, gotta love it!

Skiing, I love it! I learned skiing when I was 4 years old, that is a long time ago… But I still love to do it. Every Christmas holiday my family and I travel to Austria to ski in the Alps, because in the Netherlands you only can ski indoor, I guess that sounds weird,…

Why SUU, why Cedar City?

Why SUU, why Cedar City, do you like it here? That’s the question that I get asked a lot from the people here at SUU. When they are asking this question I answer with; Yes, I really like it here. The strange thing is that they look at me if I am stupid/crazy, I always…

My family is here

Yeeey, my family is here! Really? Yes, really they are here all the way from the Netherlands. Maybe it sounds weird, but I think I looked forward to this moment, the moment I left the Netherlands. I’m really close with my family, so they visiting me here in the USA is more than wonderful! And…

Let’s go to LA

Spring break, as many people know THE break in the USA for students, known as a party break and famous from the movies I watch, because in the Netherlands we don’t know spring break as here. But for me no party spring break, because I am a minor here in the USA. That’s fine by…

Snowshoe hike, check!

One of the things on my bucket list was snowshoe hiking; I did not have any special places where I would have want to do it. But in my third week a nice opportunity came up, Bryce Canyon! And my two Dutch friends Renske, Yusuf and I signed up for this trip. The Wednesday before…

Camping trip it is!

So my first camping trip in the USA and I can tell kind of my first camping trip ever… I did sleep in a tent before, but that was in the backyard of my house or during a field hockey tournament of 3 days. So that is not camping for real real! When I told…

Meeting a familiar face in the USA

And there it was my trip to San Francisco and this one was a special trip, because I was not going alone, but with my friend Amber from the Netherlands. Before I could step on the plane to San Francisco, I had to drive to Las Vegas, but I was lucky, because I could drive…

What about housing and meal plans?

As I ended my last blog post, it is definitely different than in The Netherlands. We do not know housing as it is here in the USA and we do not have meal plans. Back in The Netherlands I live in the city where I study, Tilburg. But in The Netherlands it is not necessary…

Well Hello America

What can I say about my first experience in the USA? If I am really honest, this was not my first experience in the USA. I went to the USA three times before, but that was with my family. So I guess I have to call this my first experience in the USA on my…

Here I GO

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