Christian Seidl came to Groningen in 2014 to do a Pre-Master’s in Marketing. He lived in a student house with Dutch fellow students, and during lectures he also had a lot of contact with students from other countries.
‘After my studies in Germany I wanted to see new things and discover a new culture. I decided to come to Groningen. Despite the fact that the Netherlands and Germany are so close to each other, there are still more than enough interesting cultural differences to discover. I followed a course in Dutch for native speakers of German at the Language Centre. I had heard that it is relatively easy for German speakers to learn Dutch. I quickly learned the language, so I was soon able to have simple conversations and buy fruit and vegetables at the Vismarkt, for example.