This semester Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ top Bachelor student is from Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa.
Despite some personal setbacks, Asfaha Fanuel managed to pass with honours. He obtained his degree diploma on Friday at Wittenborg’s 2017 Winter Graduation Ceremony. He did an IBA in Economics & Management.
According to Fanuel, he chose to study in the Netherlands because it has many of the best English-taught universities in Europe. “The cost of studies is also fairly cheaper than in many other European countries. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a good education in a beautiful environment with friendly people. I stayed in Apeldoorn and found it to be a clean and peaceful city.”
One of the reasons he came to Wittenborg is because it is well-accredited and has an international study environment. “I loved all the modules I studied because they were all interesting and prepare students for a (professional) life experience. I found the teachers to be hard working and good at transferring knowledge. They were an inspiration to me.”
At the same time, it was not all smooth sailing for Fanuel in the Netherlands. “This was my first experience in an international environment. At first I had some difficulties in communicating and interacting with people. It was also difficult to find a part-time job to cover some of my financial problems.”
Next, he would like to find a job in an international company. “For now, I plan to stay in the Netherlands and look for a job which suits my field of study. After some work experience I would like to do an MBA.”