Moving to Amsterdam was a big change in my life – exciting, but also overwhelming. Suddenly, my while life changed.
I moved to another country, I got back to university, I started a new job, met enormous amount of people. Everything was new and time flew by fast. I tried to make my move to the city city as smooth as possible, so I created a checklist which I followed from day 1 in Amsterdam. You can also do the same to make sure nothing surprises you and you don’t miss anything important.
#1 Apply for the course at the University
#2 Once the university is sorted out, search for the accommodation online
#3 Look for a job online
#4 Move to Amsterdam
#5 Register with your local embassy or consulate
#6 Arrange a bank account
#7 Register with the local municipality
#8 Arrange and collect residence permit
#9 Arrange local health insurance
#10 Get connected: arrange TELECOM, Internet and utilities
#11 Register with a local doctor and dentist
#12 Learn some Dutch
#13 Get a bike
#14 Get active in the local and expat community
#15 Fall in love
"It will never happen to me" said every person before it happened to them. Accidents happen at home and abroad. The difference is that they are usually more costly when you're in a foreign country. That's why travelling without insurance is a bad idea. There's just no excuse to put yourself in such a risk.
>>voice from the crowd<< Travel insurance is too expensive!
>>voice of the common sense<< If you can't afford travel insurance then you can't afford to travel.