Five questions for Kholoud El Jazouli
Name: El Jazouli Kholoud
Programme: Master's programme in Marketing
Why did you choose Radboud University?
Back in January 2017, I went on vacation to Holland. I very much liked the country and its people, so I have decided to apply for a Master's there. The reason I chose Radboud, however, among other universities in the Netherlands, is that this university is affordable. It is also known for its international recognition, valuable diploma, and green campus.
What is your favourite spot on campus?
I have to admit that this is quite a though question as I don't just have one favourite spot but many. For leisure, I would say the Sports Centre, but for a nice calm spot to study and get motivated, the central library definitely.
What has surprised you during your stay in Nijmegen?
Initially, I have never heard of Nijmegen till I got here. It is not one of those Dutch cities you hear about often if you are an international. I came with the idea that this city will be small and not as pleasing as the rest of the cities around Holland. Much to my surprise, I was quite wrong. Nijmegen has its particular charm and great vibes. I was also incredibly surprised by how safe its streets are regardless of how late it gets.
What’s your favourite thing to do in Nijmegen?
I have a thing for hot chocolates, books, and cozy places. I enjoy visiting the local cafés and drowning myself in a good story. These local places are warm, relaxing, and very much enjoyable especially with a good company.
What advice would you give new students?
Dear new student, trust that you made the right choice. Try to balance between fun and studying. Take the time to meet people and make friends from all over the world. Nijmegen has a very good location, which would allow you to travel to many wonderful places, so please do take advantage of that. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the university or your faculty. Radboud helps students gladly.