Rotterdam is the perfect size. Small enough to explore and know, but big enough to never run out of things to do as an exchange student.
Culture shock can be quite challenging at times, but is also so precious... it opened my eyes, broadened my horizon, and also made me respect and understand people with different perspectives.
Living with native speakers seemed the best choice: it was not only great fun seeing the city and country through the eyes of Dutch students, but instantly removed any hint of a culture shock.
Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget, so make the most out of it, and do what you really feel like doing.
My caring professors were always willing to offer help to those who needed it.
From in door food markets to music festivals to secret bars, the diversity in places to visit in Rotterdam means that there is something for everyone.