Yay we’ve been accepted to the EILC language course in Amsterdam! The EILC-courses include accomodation and are in general cheaper for Erasmus students. We had to wheedle and nag a bit to get it though; at first all the places were taken, but I guess people dropped off or something.
I’ve been searching through YouTube looking for videos on how to speak Dutch. This is the best I’ve found:
Also, it seems very much like we’ve both been accepted to our respective faculties – Tiril has a student number and I’ve been told that I’m “in”; although I don’t have a student number and she’s been told that her student number doesn’t guarantee anything… I’m sure we won’t know whether we’re really accepted to the Universiteit van Amsterdam until some time after, say, our UvA-exams are graded.
On the plus side, at least the housing people are quick at replying (they’ve reassured us that most Dutch student apartments are relatively free of bedbugs, and the mice only show up if you feed them).