A new journey has commenced for the new students of Wittenborg and they are eager to start. Student Representative Matthew Skelhorne attended part of the Introduction Week to get a few words from some newly enrolled students, and to get a sense of their experiences of the Netherlands so far, along with seeking what their goals and aspirations are for the coming years.
New Wittenborg Students
Wittenborg welcomed its first group of new students for 2019 this week. About a quarter of them are MBA students.
Most parents have a hard time saying goodbye when their children leave the nest and head off to university. This won’t be a problem for Hanna Abdelwahab, who is joining her two children, Amro and Heba, as students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.
The last group of new students for the 2018 calendar year arrived in the Netherlands to start their studies at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this week. Among them, the group boasts 15 different nationalities – Venezuela, Bangladesh, Italian Egypt, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Georgia, India, Vietnam, Iran, Pakistan, Rwanda, the Philippines, Libya and Indonesia.
On 17 December Wittenborg will become only the 3rd institute of higher education in the Netherlands to use the MIT World Climate Simulation game – a role playing exercise which simulates UN climate change negotiations – to raise awareness about this pressing issue among its students and help them understand the dynamics at play on a world stage like the UN.
The ‘October’ intake at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences saw over 70 new students, representing 24 different nationalities, starting their bachelor’s and master’s programmes this year.
The responsibilities of being both married and a full-time student abroad can be difficult to balance.
New students from 24 different countries joined the Wittenborg family this week. The new arrivals participated in various activities at its Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Vienna campuses in preparation for the new academic year, which officially starts on Monday 3 September with the first classes.
A 3-day Introduction Week programme for new students will kick off on Wednesday at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. International students already started arriving three weeks ago in the Netherlands and have been busy settling into their new accommodation.
This May has Wittenborg's highest growth in new student intake for the past year. Students came from at least 15 different countries.