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"I think compared to my friends I work much harder"

"I think compared to my friends I work much harder"

In this series we will follow freshmen through their first year at Maastricht University. This time: UCM student Hania Thurlow who already survived a mouse-infestation.
"I feared my fellow students would be all about studying"

"I feared my fellow students would be all about studying"

Rodrigo Mesquita (18), a European Law School student from Brazil   Do you already have a group of friends? “Sure, since I study law, most of my friends are law students. I don’t speak Dutch, so they’re mostly international. As far as expectations go, my friends definitely exceed them. When I first visited the faculty, I was...

"I expected to go to class every day"

"I expected to go to class every day"

Jules Stuyt, 19, a European Studies student at the Hogeschool Zuyd from the Netherlands   Do you already have a group of friends? “I’m still in contact with a lot of people from my Inkom group. We meet quite often to do something fun, like going to a Pub Quiz or going out for dinner. I met so many new people in the last few weeks...

"I appreciate the freedom at UCM"

"I appreciate the freedom at UCM"

Andreas Tometten (19), a student at the University College of Maastricht from Germany   Do you already have a group of friends? Did they turned out to be like you expected them? “Yes and no. I do have international friends as I expected, but I also find myself in groups of Germans more often than I thought. Let’s say I’m ju...

"My living situation has been improving"

"My living situation has been improving"

Torsten Bode (26), a master student International Business, Strategy and Innovation from Germany   Do you already have a group of friends? "Yes, I do. I expected it to be a little different though. From my previous university, I am used to having friends from the same studies. But in Maastricht, the different tracks mix. I like that m...

"I am quite surprised I fit in"

"I am quite surprised I fit in"

Sanne Thijssen (18), a European Public Health student from Kenya/the Netherlands   Do you already have a group of friends? "Everyone is open in my study. I keep meeting new people and getting to know them better. There are no cliques and it is pretty international, as I expected."   Are you still in contact with some of yo...

“I don’t want to end up in a group of only Germans"

“I don’t want to end up in a group of only Germans"

Andreas Tometten (19), a student at the University College of Maastricht from Germany   Why Maastricht? "In March, I was more or less dragged along to an experience day by a friend – but in the end I was truly impressed by the beautiful town and by UCM itself. I particularly liked the international character and the open curriculu...

"I'm not a heavy partyer or drinker"

"I'm not a heavy partyer or drinker"

Sanne Thijssen (18), a European Public Health student from Kenya/the Netherlands Why Maastricht? “It is international. There is a possibility to go on exchange and the teachers here come from different backgrounds.” What do you expect out of your time here? “I expect the education to be good. The university takes a new approach ...

"I hope to get more self responsibility"

"I hope to get more self responsibility"

Jules Stuyt, 19, a European Studies student at the Hogeschool Zuyd from the Netherlands   Why Maastricht?  “I wanted to do European Studies. You can also do that in The Hague, but it is much better in Maastricht than there. Besides, some of my friends are studying here, too.” What do you expect our of your time here? &ldquo...

"My 11 roommates were the first people I got to know"

"My 11 roommates were the first people I got to know"

Alina Hoenen (19), an Economics & Business student from Germany   Why Maastricht? "The city is really nice and I wanted to study in English." What did you do before you came here? "I just finished high school back in Germany." How many people do you already know in Maastricht? "So far, I know Anika, my friend f...

"I miss the German bread"

"I miss the German bread"

Torsten Bode (25), a master student International Business, Strategy and Innovation from Germany is the first to be interviewed in this new series in which we will follow freshmen through their first year at Maastricht University.