An international group of students ready to learn abroad in the Netherlands.
Wittenborg is known for the multiple entry dates that they offer for both bachelor's and master's degree students. As the fourth intake of the academic year is upon us, a total of 41 new students joined Wittenborg: 38 in Apeldoorn and 3 in Amsterdam. Amongst these 41 students there are 17 different countries represented by Wittenborg’s new-comers. Specifically, there are eight Iranians, seven Nigerians, six Indians, three from China, two from Vietnam, two Russians, two from Cameroon, two from Pakistan, one Australian, one from Ghana, one from Nepal, one from Zimbabwe, one from Syria, one Sri Lankan, one from Kazakhstan, one Italian and one Angolan.
Two of Wittenborg’s new students from India, Dev Deshmukh and Kevin Coelho, are anxious to start their bachelor’s degree programs in Sports Business Management. In terms of life in the Netherlands, Kevin enjoys the peacefulness Apeldoorn offers and Dev enjoys the open-culture that the Netherlands portray. It makes it a lot easier for them to adapt to a new environment. Both Dev and Kevin are football enthusiasts and plan to use the knowledge they will gain over the course of the next few years to enhance their understanding regarding the sports industry through a business perspective. Dev & Kevin also plan to play football in Apeldoorn in the near future.
In addition, Grace Oluchukwu Okeke is one of Wittenborg’s new MSc students who will specialise in International Events Management. Grace has just arrived - less than a week ago - and she has already met up with many fellow students at one of Wittenborg’s student accommodation facilities. Her initial experience in the Netherlands appears to be quite fascinating: “Everyone is nice here… when I walk around Apeldoorn, many strangers say hi to me and they are so positive and very refreshing,” Grace says. Moreover, she plans to bring her talents back to her home country once she graduates at Wittenborg to dominate the event industry in Nigeria, to then eventually expand her goals beyond her native country.
Wittenborg is always delighted to see new students come in from around the world and the university plans to meet their expectations in regards to their education and experience of the Netherlands.
by James Wittenborg
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