Jasper Allaert

Portretfoto Jasper Allaert
I liked that we had a lot of freedom to write about what we wanted to write about for essays, assignments and exams.
Name
Jasper Allaert
Programme
American Studies
Study start date

Belgian student Jasper is studying American Studies.

Why did you choose Radboud University?

I attended the open day a year before starting my program, and that really helped me get a feel for both the campus and the course. I chose Radboud because I really wanted to study American Studies, and it was the nearest university that offered the program. The program and the university itself were also very attractive.

How did you experience the transition from high school to university? 

I personally did not feel a big transition from high school to university, so did not need any assistance from the university or program.

What do you like about the Bachelor's programme?

I liked that we had a lot of freedom to write about what we wanted to write about for essays, assignments and exams. Beyond that, the diversity of courses exposed me to a lot of things I would not otherwise have taken interest in. The program also challenged me to keep a consistent work ethic to read all assigned texts and thoroughly prepare my exams and essays. The fact that there were never more than 30 students to a classroom made it easy to get to know your teachers and vice versa.

Are you involved with the study association of your program?

I was part of USA Nijmegen for three years, where I participated in a few of the cooking committee's activities, and wrote for "the issue" in year three.

What do you like about Nijmegen?

I like that Nijmegen is big enough to have everything you could want from a city as a student in terms of amenities and activities, but it's also small enough that you can easily get around on foot or by bike.

What would you advise students when choosing a study program?

I think prospective students should ask themselves how their study program will help them achieve their goals for later in life, and if they're unsure as to what those goals are, choose a program that can help you figure that out. For me, it was the latter, and I am glad I chose American Studies.