“Crossroads has always been the first site I send to new expats who have discovered my blog and there really ought to be something for our region written by expats, for expats. Without it, where are we going to turn?” asks US expat Amanda Potter.
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Source: Amanda Potter’s blog Maastricht MinutiaeThe story of Crossroads
The news this week of the discontinuation of Crossroads, the English language web magazine published by the European Journalism Centre in Maastricht came as a shock to its many readers and contributors. The publication, which attracted 12,000 unique visitors every month, has been closed, due to end of funding.
Crossroads editor Sueli Brodin takes a looks at the history of the magazine.A fatal choice
“The region had it all sorted out: a successful website with news and tips for expats and foreign students in Maastricht, the Netherlands. An international platform where they could share what really mattered to them. This site has now suddenly closed.”
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Source: Jean-Paul Toonen’s blog Shipping ThoughtsBack home in Maastricht after 40 years abroad
Or the story of an endearing friendship between a 76 year old world traveller from Limburg and a Romanian student in Maastricht.A Texan in Maastricht
Before she arrived in Maastricht as a study-abroad student a few months ago, Audrey Cary had never set foot in any other country than her native United States. What has the experience taught her about herself and the world?My highlights of TEFAF 2011
Crossroads editor Sueli Brodin shares her personal highlights of this year’s edition of Maastricht’s Arts and Antique Fair TEFAF.World students in Maastricht
Attracted by Maastrichts convenient geographic location at the heart of Europe, and its university’s outspoken ambition to be an international academic institute, Dutch, German and Belgian students, as well as a large number of other foreign students arrive each year to study in Maastricht. For the cosmopolitan group among them, Maastricht only represents a temporary stopover on their global journey. Katalina Präkelt explains why.From Russia with love
Visitors to the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht will from 18 March until 19 June have a chance to see a selection of 90 Dutch drawings and sketches from the Golden Age in the special exhibition: “Treasures from Moscow. Dutch drawings from the Pushkin Museum”. A report by Crossroads editor Sueli BrodinKnowledge Centre for International Staff nominated for the Expat Awards 2011
Maastricht University’s Knowledge Centre for International Staff (KCIS) has been nominated for the Expat Awards 2011 in the Expat Service Provider of the Year category.10 “unhealthy” Dutch foods that are actually good for you
Can the Dutch offer guilt-free nibbles to get through the week? British expat and nutritionist Mandy Dunlop shares her top 10 “noteworthy noshes that not only will satisfy your taste buds but sneak in generous amounts of some very important nutrients.”Cricket – The game I love the most
“The game of cricket is in the blood of every Indian,” says Madan Raj. “When I got my visa for the Netherlands, the first thought running on my mind was this,” Is it possible to play cricket in Maastricht??”, “If possible, where?””