February 28, 2011 Leave a Comment
Lumière Cinema is conducting two separate evening focus groups March 22nd and 23rd from 6 to 8 pm to investigate the experiences of international students and expats in Maastricht, and how to better serve the international community. Food will be served, and participants will get free passes to Lumière as well as the opportunity to [...]
February 27, 2011 Leave a Comment
UM Pride is a new platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff and students at Maastricht University. The platform has been established by a group of UM staff members, following similar initiatives at other universities in the Netherlands and abroad. UM Pride will be organizing its first event on Wednesday, 23 March 2011. [...]
February 27, 2011 2 Comments
Announcement: Basics of digital Photography Focus your photographic skills, deepen your enthusiasm for the camera and learn the art of digital photography. In this fun 6 week course, your will learn how to create images that speak. From my extensive work experience I give you a in-depth approach to composition and lighting, and investigate the [...]
February 26, 2011 Leave a Comment
UM Pride UM Pride is a new platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff and students at Maastricht University. UM Pride was established in January 2011 by two staff members at the Faculty of Law, following similar initiatives at other universities in the Netherlands and abroad. tags: UM Maastricht Posted from Diigo. The [...]
February 24, 2011 Leave a Comment
Relax at the Hotel Chateau St Gerlach in Maastricht, Netherlands | Reuters “Located just 5 miles from the Maastricht rail station, the Hotel Chateau St Gerlach is a unique estate set in the Ingendael Wildlife Reserve. “ tags: Maastricht Limburg tourism Fashion show launch for National Clothing Bank | Radio Netherlands Worldwide “A fashion show [...]
February 23, 2011 Leave a Comment
Sculpture Events “For the second year in a row, the biggest Ice Sculpture Festival of The Netherlands is this winter in Roermond. The eighth edition of this unique winter festival revolves around the movie and the heroes of the silver screen. A team of 50 Dutch and international ice artists is using 250,000 kg of [...]
February 22, 2011 2 Comments
“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?””
February 22, 2011 Leave a Comment
Macalester-Maastricht study abroad program relaunching in Fall The new program will consist of a three-week intensive seminar in August, taught in The Hague, Netherlands by Samatar, and a fall semester at MU. tags: Maastricht Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
February 21, 2011 Leave a Comment
Jour de Fête Fourteen people showed up last Tuesday evening, including several of my friends whom I had managed to alert through Facebook and Twitter, all of us avid French speakers. We introduced ourselves and started talking right away, in French of course, and no one switched to Dutch or any other language. tags: Maastricht [...]
The Knowledge Centre for International Staff (KCIS) has been nominated for the Expat Awards 2011 in the Expat Service Provider of the Year category. Until 20 Mach KCIS will be competing against the four others shortlisted for the award. In addition to a decision by the jury, the public will also be able to vote [...]
Maastricht University (UM) strives to strengthen its position as a research university. UM is launching a few important scientific projects, based on public private partnership:
Source and more information: Maastricht University.
Wild hamster makes solid return in Limburg “Efforts to reintroduce the korenwolf, or wild hamster (Cricetus cricetus), to Limburg have succeeded and there are now some 500 of the small rodents living in the wild, according to research institute Alterra.” tags: Limburg Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
February 14, 2011 Leave a Comment
Speak Dutch in only six months with Marieke van Paassen Buying a loaf of bread at the baker’s and having a chat with your neighbours – all this can be achieved in a very short amount of time. Learning the Dutch language only begins to become fun when you have a better understanding of Dutch [...]
February 14, 2011 Leave a Comment
Café Jour de Fête: une nouvelle initiative pour tous les francophones et francophiles de Maastricht et environs!
February 13, 2011 2 Comments
How can expatriates improve their education while living and working in the Netherlands? A testimonial by Claudia Costa.
February 13, 2011 Leave a Comment
Where are you from and what has brought you to Maastricht? “To all of you expats, foreign students, internationally minded Dutch and non-Dutch residents in the Maastricht region: Are you already on Sam Welie’s mailing list?” tags: Maastricht Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
February 11, 2011 1 Comment
A special arrangement by Theatre Company Huis van Bourgondie in Maastricht for Crossroads readers: The Crossroads-Card is the most profitable way to enjoy ‘festival CEMENT’. From February 21st until 27th 2011, Maastricht. Seven days to enjoy more than 25 special theatre and dance performances at various locations in town. From industrial shed to church, from [...]
February 11, 2011 Leave a Comment
Open Day at the Free School in Maastricht “One of the main characteristics of the Free School system, which is based on Rudolf Steiner’s teaching principles, is that it aims at giving students the possibility to develop as full human beings, not only academically but also emotionally and psychologically. The school offers a wide range [...]
February 9, 2011 Leave a Comment
Selling books for charity Books4Life, the charity bookshop managed by UM students, reopened last Friday in the cellar of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Grote Gracht 80–82). tags: recommended Cultural Square A central meeting place where all culture-loving students in Maastricht can come together and find out what’s going on. This is the [...]
February 8, 2011 7 Comments
Is Maastricht different from the rest of the Netherlands? US expat Judy Lin explains how living in Maastricht for the past year has changed the way she thinks about the “north”.
February 6, 2011 1 Comment
Beyond The 6th edition of Made in Europe, with the best of European cinema, is a truly international film festival Maastricht and Genk – 5 to 10 April 2011 www.madeineurope.nu From 5 to 10 April 2011 Maastricht and Genk will be the heart of the 6th edition of the Made in Europe Film Festival. Other [...]
February 1, 2011 1 Comment
Francis Alÿs (1959), an artist born in Antwerp but resident of Mexico City for the past two decades, questions urban identity and economy, labour and globalisation, through thoroughly universal tales which often become strangely mesmerising in their power and subtlety. A review of the exhibition “BACA Laureate 2010: Francis Alÿs” at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, by Clare Canning.