Hello everyone! My name is Silvia Maria and I am an International Business student from Italy. I like many things about my study programme, such as the diversity of nationalities in my classes. I have classmates from many different cultures and backgrounds. Another important aspect is that HZ gives you lots of opportunities, such as a solid practical training, high language preparation and the possibility to work and study abroad during the third and fourth years, which nowadays, in my opinion, is fundamental. Furthermore, being a smaller university, it allows me to better know my fellow students and teachers. Those are a few of the reasons why I chose to study at HZ.
Studying abroad was not an easy choice to make, especially because of the difference between living in a big city such as Venice compared to Vlissingen. Nevertheless, life in Vlissingen is really good and so far, I have enjoyed living in an average sized city, where you can easily go everywhere by bike and have the opportunity to be close to the beach, where you can go to chill or study with your friends.
I am very happy to have made this choice, which has allowed me to meet people from all over the world and to create a future with international possibilities.
If you have any questions about the student life, studying in Vlissingen, or about the International Business course, feel free to contact me.