Science - September 29, 2005

Students interested in studying abroad

Studying abroad is an opportunity to taste another culture, rector Professor Martin Kropff suggested to his audience at the opening of the Study Abroad Fair. The market was held on Tuesday 27 September in the Dreijenborch, and attracted 380 students, a few more than the first event of its kind last year.

Representatives of universities in various European countries came to the Study Abroad Fair, and students could find information on doing internships abroad through organisations like Aiesec and the Boerengroep. There were also workshops on the social and medical aspects of going abroad, as well as on Erasmus grants.

The market was not only intended for Dutch students. ‘Why shouldn’t international students here also spend a short period in another country for their study? Everyone is welcome,’ said Henriëtte Bal of the Education Department.

Yu Zhang from China said that at least she now knows whom to approach about doing an internship. ‘I want to go abroad next summer, and I’ve just started looking around. I need to start early, also because I have to organise things like a visa. I want to go to an English speaking country,’ said the master’s student.

As they left the event visitors were given a mini sewing kit and first aid set, an appropriate souvenir. For those who missed it, or who want to look up more, there’s a website: www.wur.nl/saf. / YdH

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