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Alumni dreams #140
Lisanne Nederlof enrolled in the MA World Politics and International Relations at Università di Pavia in Italy. Taking core courses with a comparative, international focus, integrated further with history of diplomacy, migration, regional integration, ethical issues in IR and the methodology of the social sciences applied to IR. Electives led to new fields of interest and continuing her language studies.
Next she will start an exciting internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Directie Protocol en Gastlandzaken. Lisanne is looking forward because it entails both operational and policy components, a lot of variety, varying legal and international frameworks!
Lisanne looks back fondly on her BA, appreciating the general knowledge of (geo)politics, economics, and inter-cultural awareness the degree has given her, plus the irreplaceable experience of going abroad to explore – and study in – China and Taiwan!
Both Bachelor and Master encouraged critical and analytical thinking, and have equipped her with research, social, and writing skills, but most of all, an open mind and tireless enthusiasm!
Wonderful Lisanne! Here is she is enjoying her life in Padua!