In the series The International, UT students from all over the world talk about their lives, studies, choices and passions. In this episode: Alberto Rosas Aguilar (28), master student Sustainable Energy Technology. ‘As an international you should know: you’re never alone in this world.’
Culture workshops, food, sports, and a party all on the same day? Save your energy for the 20th of May, the day on which ESN Twente will bring you the long-anticipated Culture Festival! Spanning the entire Saturday, this festival offers you a day packed with a wide selection of activities including dance, language, music and fashion workshops, fun sports, culinary dishes, and a closing party featuring a live DJ playing international music.
How often do you interact with Dutch students? Why don’t more internationals become members of student associations? Do you feel left out because you don’t speak Dutch? Those were some of the questions asked at today’s lunch discussion, organized by the Student Internationalization Platform and aimed at international students.
Although it may sound like an event hosted at a typical student house; do not be fooled. Last night the first ever ‘Global Food Fair’ was hosted in the Bastille. Ranging from typical Dutch delicacies to exotic Indian curry, visitors were sure to find a meal fitting their taste.
Would you like to taste traditional Indian, Mexican, Indonesian or Chinese food all at once? Then Global Food Fair is the place to be. This intercultural event will take place this Thursday evening at the UT.
This year´s CuriousU summer school officially began yesterday. The organizers pulled out all the stops to start the festival in style: the first dinner was catered by a Michelin star restaurant ´t Lansink from Hengelo and, as evening entertainment, the students could try out three different Escape Rooms.
260 participants from nearly 40 countries in a big circus tent. That is CuriousU, a summer school festival currently taking place at the University of Twente campus. 'We organize this festival to explore new ways of learning and teaching,' said Ed Brinksma as he started the very first day of the second edition of CuriousU.
They were living busy lives just like so many others: commuting to work, running from meeting to meeting, building careers. Then one day they decided it was time for a change, sold everything and began travelling the world while working remotely. Today Diana Zwerink-Vermeij and Steven Vermeij, a married couple also known as the Digital Nomadz, gave a lecture at the UT to share some tips on how to live on your own terms.
Are you an international living in Twente and is it difficult for you to mingle with the locals? Would you like to change that? It´s simple. Dine with the Dutch!
A unique international team is participating in this year´s Batavierenrace. It includes only international students from ECIU universities, alias the European Consortium of Innovative Universities that the UT is also a member of. Many runners from the ECIU team are semi-professional athletes and are coming to the Netherlands solely to participate in Batavierenrace.
Finding a suitable accommodation near the UT is often problematic for international students. They usually don´t speak Dutch, they come from different continents and completely different cultures and they often need to travel. To find a person, who is willing to rent to them, is therefore extremely difficult. According to students, this situation is not made easier by the university, which provides internationals with maximum of one year of accommodation.
Taiwan has its own government, its own currency, its own capital city. Yet, it is not a recognized country, at least not in the eyes of the United Nations and most states in the world. What is it like to run a country, which technically doesn´t exist? That was the main topic of yesterday´s Studium Generale lecture by Maite Vermeulen, a journalist who had investigated this issue.