Chetna Ipar has finished her Masters in Food Technology at Wageningen University. Read her story here.
I have been to other places in Europe too, but the Netherlands has its own charm of liberty, freedom and good quality of education. I am pursuing my Masters in Food Technology at Wageningen University (WUR). I experience a sense of independence and yet a great bonding with multi-cultural people at the university. The country is excellent for shaping not only your career but also your personality.
Professors in the university are extremely motivating and they personally advise you with every single detail you need. All the communication can be efficiently done even through emails. I learnt to be energetic and professional and most importantly: communication and exposure to so many international aspects (food, culture, dressing, language) have been great lessons for me. I have actually learnt more things than just getting knowledge out of the books. The people here are extremely polite and patient in the working environment of banks, hospitals, universities, grocery shops etc.
I call it wonderland here because you get to see the green grasslands with cows, sheep and horses just like in you see in the pictures. It has widespread tulip fields, windmills, amazing cycle tracks and little farmhouses if you want to feel close to nature and its beauty.
A tip to my junior friends: get acquainted with the Dutch language after coming to Netherlands. Knowing the language makes your experience smoother and more beautiful! I would say: “leave all your worries in India and welcome to Holland!"
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