For 18-year-old Amber Rerimassie, Maastricht is already a familiar place. She lives in the nearby city of Heerlen, she tells during the Welcome to Maastricht market. “That’s why I’ll keep living with my parents for now. It’s only thirty minutes by train. When I get the feeling that I’m missing out on the real student life, I’ll look for a room.” She doubted between International Business and Econometrics; she chose the latter. “Mainly because I really liked math in high school and because of the great job opportunities. The starting salary is also very nice, but for me that’s only a favorable extra.”
Maastricht University (UM) was most appealing to her because she thinks that the Problem Based Learning system will motivate her to study and because the Erasmus University in Rotterdam is too far away and she didn’t really liked Tilburg University.
The primary thing she’s going to miss from high school are the people. “I always enjoyed going to school because of them.” For the INKOM Rerimassi and former classmates who are also going to study in Maastricht organized a carpool, “so I’ll sleep in my own bed tonight”.