"I chose to come to Radboud University because I could get an international education"
Programme: Pre-Master's in Economics
Previous education: I attended high school in Kitchener, Canada, a city about an hour southwest of Toronto. After high school, I decided that I didn't want to go to university right away, so I did a gap year in Düsseldorf, Germany, where I was an exchange student in a high school and completed Year 12 with the rest of the class. After that, I completed my Bachelor's of Arts in European Studies at Maastricht University, which is another Dutch town about 2 hours south of Nijmegen.
Why did I choose Radboud University: As I was nearing the end of my Bachelor's degree in Maastricht, I decided that I loved living in the Netherlands so much and I wasn't ready to leave yet. I chose to come to Radboud University because I could get an international education in a small, cozy town environment. I liked that most of their Master's programmes were in English, and I wanted to live in a city where I was able to bike everywhere, and not have to worry about driving or taking public transport. One of the thing that's really stuck out to me on the open day was that although Nijmegen is a small city, it was very lively at night and there always seemed to be something to do.
What am I looking forward to the most regarding coming to Nijmegen: I'm mostly looking forward to moving into the student dorms at Hoogeveldt! As I lived alone for most of my time in Maastricht, I'm really looking forward to the experience of living with 15 roommates from all different nationalities. Although the kitchen might not always be clean, I'm hoping that all the fun times will make up for that. I'm also really looking forward to the introduction week, making friends, and making some memories before classes start!
A fun fact about myself: I'm really into horoscopes, and read mine every day.