Learn more about International Studies and Urban Studies during the Experience Day
How does a lecture work? What does Urban Studies entail? What are International Studies’ career prospects? During the Experience Day, prospective students were given the opportunity to learn more about the programmes of the Humanities Faculty in The Hague.
Senna – International Studies
‘I’m currently studying European Studies at a university of applied sciences, so I’m looking for a programme at research university level related to my current programme that will allow me to work internationally in the future. The lecture was about politics and economics, which was quite different from what I’m used to. It’s more focused on understanding things than memorising things, but it was certainly interesting. Actually, I had already decided on International Studies, and this definitely confirms it.’
Noëlle – Urban Studies
‘I’m not really sure about what I want to do yet, so I’m taking my time to look around and get a feel for things. The Experience Day gave me a good sense of what Urban Studies is about. I was personally curious about the job prospects, because it is still a fairly new programme. When we asked about it, the lecturer explained that you can certainly work in government, for example, but you can also go into insurance, as it’s a very broad programme. That breadth really appeals to me.’
Wouter – Urban Studies
‘I have been to a Student for a Day event before, so I already knew that I liked Urban Studies. It got my parents interested as well, so I’m actually here today to show them what Urban Studies entails. We’ve just been to a lecture on the four pillars of Urban Studies: a multicultural city, a safe city, a healthy city and a sustainable city, and the ways cities can solve problem issues. My parents were very enthusiastic, so I think I’m on the right track.’
Lili – International Studies
‘A friend of mine is currently enrolled in International Studies and she really likes it. That’s why I attended the Open Day and I decided now to come to the Experience Day as well. The lecture was quite different from secondary school lessons, but I liked it a lot. In the end, I don’t think it’ll be International Studies for me, because I like European Studies just that bit more. But that’s OK. Having come to the Experience Day I don’t have any doubts about my choice.’
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