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to our blog!

We are a team of international students from all around the globe currently based at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.


The Amsterdam Students blog is a collection of our experiences, ideas, adventures, tips and stories about living and studying in Amsterdam!

John Ellis

My name is John and I am an exchange student at VU Amsterdam from Lancaster University, England. I am currently on the third year of a four-year law degree. I decided that writing about my time in a different country, immersing myself in a different culture and community would be a brilliant opportunity that I could not miss, and studying abroad is something that I think more people should do. I hope you will enjoy my content while I am here at VU and look forward to telling you all about my experiences!

Nathan Choe

Hello, world! My names Nathan Choe. My parents are both from South Korea, but I was born & raised in America. I think diversity is so important to living a rich and full life. This is part of the reason I love Amsterdam. There is so much to see and experience here and in Europe in general!

Sara Maria Elfvengren

Hello everyone! I’m Sara, a psychology student and originally from the wonderful country known as Finland. I spend my time at a dance studio, playing the piano and watching Friends over-and-over again. I also enjoy eating and drinking coffee or a good class of vine, but who doesn’t.

Rohit Shaw

An engineer with an eye for detail and a passion for digital art.

I'm an MSc Computer Science student who was born and raised in India. I like telling stories through photos and videos, which makes me the one behind the camera in this team. Stay tuned for artisanal content!

Hannah Loheide-Niesmann

My name is Hannah and I am a first-year bachelor student at the VU studying history and international studies. I am always on the hunt for good bread (have I mentioned that I am German) and I love exploring my new home for the next three years.

I hope you enjoy our blog.

Juan Ignacio Emperador

I am from Palencia, with a "P", and I am studying Master's in International Technology Law. I have many different hobbies but my favourite one is to procrastinate. 

David Carson

Reading, writing, exploring in between; aspiring bon vivant masquerading as a master’s student. I moved to Amsterdam to study water management and found some courses on climate change to make sure that I stay busy. If I’m not entrenched in studies, I’m cooking, painting, or drinking copious amounts of wine. All of course between trips by bike around this wonderful seaside city! 

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