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Brazilian student talks about Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Student stories 2 April 2013, 07:28

Many Brazilian students crossed the borders of their country this academic year in order to obtain new study experiences at foreign universities. One of them, Guido Guimbard, chose Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences for his abroad education, and became one of 350 student from Brazil who came to the Netherlands this year. Now, few weeks within his studies, Guido shares first experience about Wittenborg UAS, his course, and the city of Apeldoorn.

Guido Guimbard, student of Wittenborg UAS
Guido Guimbard

Many Brazilian students crossed the borders of their country this academic year in order to obtain new study experiences at foreign universities. As part of the scholarship ‘Science Without Borders’ programme, developed by the government of Brazil and coordinated by Nuffic, 21,000 Brazilian students have spread around the world, attending year-long study programmes at universities in the USA, Canada, Portugal, France, Germany, Australia, the UK, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands.

One of them, Guido Guimbard, chose Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences for his education abroad, and became one of 350 students from Brazil who came to the Netherlands this year. Now, a few weeks into his studies, Guido shares his first impressions about Wittenborg UAS, his study courses, and the city of Apeldoorn.

Guido is currently enrolled in a Communication and Logistics module, Food Supply Management, as well as a Dutch language course. He says that the ‘project weeks’ system used at Wittenborg is totally new for him, but that it has taught him a lot about how to work in groups where each person has their own role, but at the same time is responsible for the whole team.

When speaking about the other students at the university, Guido describes their friendliness and openness which he says helps a lot when adapting to a new country and environment. To provide an example, he talks about the first day at his house when his neighbours came to ask him if he was new and if he needed any help. He also enjoys the international atmosphere of the university as students from different countries live and study under one roof and share knowledge about their cultures, language, and traditions.

Guido also mentions that Apeldoorn is a small, peaceful city in which he can cycle around and meet other students.

Find Guido’s full interview and the statistics of the scholarship ‘Science Without Borders’ programme in the Netherlands at Wittenborg University's News page.

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