My name is Karolina, I am a first year chemistry student from Poland.
I have always dreamed of studying abroad and when it came to decide whether to go or not, I went for it. I wanted to study Chemistry and with help of a Polish agency I found HZ.
From the beginning I liked the vibe here. What actually made me decide was the Open Day in June 2018, where I met my (now) best friend. The atmosphere of the university reminded me of my primary and middle school, where I spent the best years of my life so far. I have also chosen to study in the Netherlands, because it’s a highly developed country with a good ecological attitude towards life.
The programme is also really good. In the first block we were brewing our own beer, now we are having a pool chemistry which is even better than the first one. Internships and the possibility to do a minor abroad is one of the advantages. After graduation I will apply for a Master programme.
To decide what you want to do with your free time, you have many choices, like HZ Cult, Sport or language courses. This is really nice because everyone is doing what he or she loves.
As a HZ student I can tell you that I have made the right decision by coming here, the people I have met so far are amazing. On campus there is 24/7 integration with people from all over the world. The APV team is really great and living on a campus is one of the best experiences in my life. Being close to the beach has already given me some unique memories with the beautiful sunset in the background. Since I came here, my stay was nothing but pleasure and fun. Everyone here wants to help you, which I really appreciate.