Norina Pop (Romania)
'As an international student, you never know where you’ll be going after graduation: staying in the Netherlands, returning to your home country or going elsewhere.
At the beginning it can be a bit overwhelming to study here. There are many students and the programme looks big. In fact, it is not big but diverse and the overwhelmed feeling will quickly quiet down. The programme is actually organised to our best interest. The first block provides an insight to the far extremes of accountancy and control. This helps you in deciding which track to choose. Also, the deadlines may at times be annoying, but in the end they support us very well to go through the process of writing a thesis.
The advantages of studying in Amsterdam are obvious, especially for international students. In this international city, you won’t feel lost very quickly; the Dutch speak English fluently and it is easy to meet new people. My intention is to find a job in the Netherlands and follow a Post-Master. Furthermore, I’d like to learn more Dutch and experience all the things I like about this country.'