My name is Anne and I am from The Netherlands. I did the BSc Tourism of NHTV-Breda and Wageningen University. During this Bachelor I developed an interest in the social sciences.
During my Bachelor Tourism I attended courses that covered very interesting topics like; social interactions among different cultures, impacts of medical tourism and tourism as a way to improve life for local people. Even though I enjoyed the Bachelor’s programme, the international field project in Bali was a real eye-opener to me. I had the idea that there was so much more to find out. I started to think about what I wanted to do after this Bachelor’s programme and followed the minor of Health and Society. This minor fit my expectations and I decided to start the Master. I am happy I made this decision even though it was quite hard in the beginning to catch up with the students who had their Bachelor’s programme in Health and Society as well.
What I really like about the programme is the huge variety of courses, enabling you to create a programme that fits your interests. I could, for example, choose courses that made it easier for me to connect my Tourism background to the programme, and I was able to explore fields I was not familiar to. On the other hand I could also go in-depth when I already had background knowledge. Many students with different backgrounds come together in this Health and Society programme, which gives the opportunity for all students to get insights from different angels. The course Academic Consultancy Training is a good example for this, where a group of students from different disciplines cooperated intensively with an assignment given by an external organisation.
Wageningen and especially the Health and Society courses made me much more conscious of the world around me!