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Bachelor
Communication Science
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Rachel Kim, South Korea, first-year student

Rachel Kim

My new home, Amsterdam
Coming from Korea to study in Amsterdam has given me the opportunity to meet people from different nationalities and to learn more about their opinions and lifestyles. Amsterdam is one of the most multicultural cities in the world; the city is very alive, people are friendly and helpful.

After starting the programme I have learnt more about myself; how to be independent, responsible and confident. I had to get used to the biking culture which is different to where I come from. However, it is a unique experience that enriched my social knowledge and
experience.

First-year highs and lows
The programme has deepened my understanding of theory, which is easy to handle. The statistical part was challenging at the beginning. However, the combination of theory and statistics is a great advantage to learn how to apply communication theories into real-life settings. I strongly recommend new students to prepare for statistics and study hard but always have time for some fun.

What’s next…
I am planning to do an exchange abroad and afterwards following a Master’s in Communication Science at the UvA, giving me more opportunities. This will enhance the chance to get a job in Amsterdam being one of the most diverse hubs of the international companies in the world.