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I*ESN Tilburg is a non-profit student association that organizes activities for all foreign and Dutch internationally minded students.

We aim to enrich the international student life in Tilburg by organizing various activities. For hosting many of these great activities we also have our own international meeting point 'Carpe Diem' in city centre!

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TequilaSalsa, tequila, corazon! Ah, tequila… The Mexican drink no one can resist at a great party. What a coincidence your favourite bar Carpe Diem will be filled with tequila bottles ready for you to be opened. Licking salt of your finger, slurping the shot in one go and squeezing in a fresh lemon will start your marvellous night. This way of drinking tequila is typical for non-Mexicans and it is known as tequila cruda or ‘training wheels’. Yes, we are all doing it wrong and drink tequila like a bunch of Dutch babies that have not even learned how to cycle. Although drinking tequila cruda does open up the possibility of doing body shots with a hot, Mexican exchange student. On the look-out for your next prey you take another shot, and another one, and oh well, just a few more. Maybe, if you are lucky, they might take you home with them to show you how it is it done Mexico style. And you better be thirsty, because the quality of tequila declines quickly: 2 months after opening, it will start to taste more like bourbon. (When I said ‘doing it Mexico style’, I was talking about doing shots. Get your minds out of the gutter!) This flavour that gets lost is the signature taste of the blue agave, the main (and preferably only) ingredient of tequila. The use of the blue agave plant as alcoholic beverage was discovered a millennium ago, when lightning struck an agave plant, cooking its insides and causing juice to come out. The Aztecs believed the drink to be a gift from the gods and we at I*ESN like to think it truly is! So gulp down this heavenly nectar and hope for some divine intervention before you fall off your bicycle and crash into the pavement.

R.K & L.P 

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The only time you can play dress up and follow the footsteps of your opposite sex. Ladies it is your chance to shine as a perfect, old-fashioned, handsome gentleman and show those boys how it is really done with style and class in Carpe DIem. Besides you will still look sexy as hell and secuding a ‘girl’ will look like a second nature to you. After all you learned from the best!  The boys are the lucky ones to portray beautiful, classy ladies, who for once can play the hard-to-get game. Just always think of what a woman would do. After all you are now the one who is always right! And if any of you finds themselves confused, because you look way too good as the opposite sex you might wanted to have lived in the 18th century. The line between the male and female body wasn’t that simple back then. Female genitalia were considered as an opposite, inturned version of their manly opponent. Males, females and hermaphrodites were thought of as variations of the same gender. And If you do not want to be identified as male or female anymore, you can always choose to be a ‘third gender’, which gives you the label of indeterminate sex. Did you know that Nepal was even the first one to legally adopt the third gender? Don’t worry you are save in the Netherlands too. So if the next morning you wake up next to a smoking hot girl (or was it clearly a guy?) just remember gender doesn’t always matter.


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