Studying turns out to be practical and fun too

'Fears and doubts are probably quite common, when such big decisions are made: studying in English, moving to another country, finding new friends, and several other worries.

NHTV made me forget about those fears and doubts immediately, though. I have to admit, one year after that choice was made, that it was my best one ever.

Since I attended the introduction week ‘Unexpected Journey’, I have met really good friends there, who I still see every day. In addition, I got to meet my coach and received detailed information on the study programme.

What’s more, you needn’t worry about getting by in daily life in English. Literally everyone speaks English in the Netherlands. Whether you need help in the supermarket, the bank, or at the town hall. However, as a German, one will learn the most important Dutch phrases quite fast, so that doing groceries in Dutch is possible after a couple of weeks.

After the first, intensive week, I discovered that  all new courses were interesting and because of the practical work, studying was much easier than I thought. It did not feel like typical studying at all. Studying was fun, and this feeling continued during the whole year. If problems with the study programme or exams occur, a student always has the possibility to talk to a lecturer at NHTV.

My conclusion is that studying at NHTV was the best decision I could ever have made. I have met so many new and interesting people, from all over the world. Furthermore, the experiences at NHTV feels unique to me.'

Vanessa Merx
Student International Tourism Management

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