Studying on exchange allowed me to gather a much greater understanding of myself at various levels. Living on my own in a foreign country, at an international partner university, gave me the opportunity to portray myself in a new way. This was both exciting and overwhelming. The experience abroad allowed me to really figure out who I am and who I want to be as a person. I have become much more self-reliant through living on my own and developing self-study skills through my university. I have become more confident talking to new people and making new friends, some of whom I am sure I will stay in contact with for many years. Being in a new culture and new country gave me greater understanding for others yet helped me to appreciate all of my comforts back home. I recommend the program to those looking for a university experience of a lifetime.
Ryan de Jeu,
Erasmus University College, The Netherlands (Criminology & Psychology)