My name is Ayaan and I am a Dutch-Somali student who studies International Business, with focus on languages, at the HZ University of Applied Sciences. I have chosen this programme because I have always been interested in the world of business. This programme prepares you for an international career. You learn how to think creatively and commercially within a financial framework. Since the focus is mainly on languages it allows me to communicate effectively with people from different countries, cultures and companies. Moreover, it will also allow me to work more efficiently during my upcoming minor and internships.
There are many reasons why I choose to study at the HZ. First of all, It is relatively small, so the teachers are easily reachable and always there to help! There is also a multicultural community of students from different backgrounds which makes it very easy to make friends and learn new things from different cultures. Besides, all the opportunities at academic events to meet new people, HZ offers a wide range of extra curriculum activities to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
If you have any questions about the IB programme, student life, or the other studies that HZ offers? Do not hesitate to contact me!