Experiences from Fannie, DCT-REES Exchange Student
- 29 augustus 2019
- Posted by: S. Eijlander
- Category: nieuws
Thank you for the opportunity to invite us to the Netherlands. I have learnt a lot during my stay, I would like to share my experiences of being an exchange student in the Hague University.
I enjoyed being a student at the Hague University for many reasons. The commute from the residential to the campus was enjoyable, the trains were almost always on time and the bike rides were fun. The campus always felt warmer against the cold weather outside, this has been interesting to me especially considering the size of the building.
The campus life in the THUAS was always a learning experience for me, I got to interact with other students and companies during visits in the campus. working on the projects has taught me a lot with regard to the similarities and differences in which we solve problems, with this I believe I have achieved my personal objective for the exchange programme. DC projects have become a very interesting topic for me, I’m now working on proposal for my masters involving DC grids.
Over the two months that I was in the Netherlands, I’ve had to experience what is like living in another country as this was first time being outside South Africa. What I enjoyed most about living in the Netherlands was seeing the things that I would not normally see here in South Africa, or anywhere else in the world. Like the wind minds, and these cargo buildings in Rotterdam.
I have always been fascinated by large bodies of water. Seeing all the canals and dams was a dream come true for me. I have more pictures of canals than everything else Netherlands is known for.
I’ve got to see tourists with tags and guides, taking pictures of sights and attractions. unfortunately for them they weren’t lucky enough to stay as long as I did and got the best view of the Royal Delft Factory from the Rooftop of the Hague University.
For me this was the experience of a lifetime, wherever I go from here on, Netherlands will remain one of the best countries in the world with the friendliest people.
I hope to visit again. I’m really grateful for this opportunity, I hope this inspires you to continue on till the completion of the project and beyond.
Fannie Masango, DCT-REES Exchange Student