Testimonial Duarte South America Colombia

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Showing a piece of Colombia to the world

I am Juan David Ruiz from Colombia. I graduated from the Management, Economics and Consumer MSc at Wageningen University as part of a double degree program with UCSC Italy.

The challenge of implementing what I learned, both in group work and in the MSc thesis, changed my way of thinking.

Academically, my experience could not have been better. It was challenging, enriching, and overall, one of the best experiences I have had so far. The approach is multidisciplinary and very independent, and the quality of lecturers is of the highest level. The challenge of implementing what I learned, both in group work and in the MSc thesis, changed my way of thinking. I am currently living in Italy working for the agriculture department of BASF.

From a personal point of view, the experience was incredible. The international atmosphere at Wageningen, with students from more than 100 different nationalities, was a perfect window to the world. I met people and made friends coming from all around the world. I exchanged cultural experiences like food and traditions that allowed me to show a piece of Colombia to the world. I got to know the Dutch culture which never seems to stop surprising you. The whole experience showed me how different we all are, and how good people transcend nationality and culture. I travelled, laughed and enjoyed every second of it.

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