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Foreign eyes : international students reflect on Utrecht

Author: Emmeline Besamusca
Publisher: Amsterdam : Pallas Publications, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every year hundreds of students from all over the world come to study in Utrecht. On the occasion of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Utrecht University, foreign students and alumni were invited to reflect on Dutch culture as they had experienced it in their university years there. This book collects the best of the essays they wrote; the result is a unique and fascinating contribution to the study of Dutch  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emmeline Besamusca
ISBN: 9789085550457 9085550459
OCLC Number: 701797174
Language Note: In English with mottos in numerous languages at the head of chapters.
Description: 140 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Table of Contents - 6[-]An Ode to Foreign Eyes - 8[-]Fascinated by Foreign Eyes - 10[-]Understanding Happiness - 20[-]Perception Is Reality - 25[-]Nervous, Alone and So Excited... - 30[-]Scraping Clouds from a Wolkenkrabber: Portrait of Life as a City Girl in Utrecht - 34[-]One Good Day - 39[-]It Must Be the Broodje Kaas - 41[-]In Search of My Own Time - 46[-]Discovering Utrecht through the Senses - 50[-]Cycling through Snow - 56[-]Utrecht by Night - Utrecht by Light! - 60[-]Where Surrealism Unleashes - 65[-]On People and Sunlight - 69[-]Bicycle Diaries: Racing in the Land of Giants - 74[-]Letter to My Friend - 79[-]In a Map of Time - 81[-]Students from Utrecht - 86[-]Utrecht's Climate in Shorts - 89[-]Contrast - 94[-]My Spacehopper - 100[-]Out on the Town - 104[-]The Devil Is in the Details - 108[-]Lessons for Life - 113[-]A Semester of Swayings (Uncensored) - 118[-]The Missing Dimension - 123[-]Six Months below Sea - 127[-]Translations of Mottos - 130[-]About the Authors - 134[-]Acknowledgements - 140
Responsibility: edited by Emmeline Besamusca.
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Annually, hundreds of students from all over the world come to study at Utrecht University. To commemorate the university's 375th anniversary, current and past international students were invited to  Read more...

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