In 'What our student say' we ask our students what it’s like to study at Erasmus School of Economics.
This time Claudia Duarte shares her experience with you. She is currently in the master programme Health Economics.
'I love to catch up with a friend for a coffee and a chat on the steps in front of the lake by the Erasmus Pavilion.'
What is your age/study programme/study year and where are you from?
I am 22 years old, and I am currently doing my Masters Degree in Health Economics at Erasmus School of Economics after recently graduating from the IBEB programme. I am Portuguese by nationality, but I was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Why did you choose this study programme?
I chose to do the Health Economics and Behavioural Economics major as part of my bachelor degree, and this is when I realised I had an interest in Health Economics which I wanted to pursue further!
What is your favorite subject and/or favorite teacher?
My favourite subject so far was Applied Microeconometrics and my favourite teacher was Professor Carlos Riumallo Herl.
What is your favorite study-break spot on campus?
My favourite study-break spot on campus is definitely on the steps in front of the lake by the Erasmus Pavilion. I love to catch up with a friend there for a coffee and a chat! Especially when it is sunny.
What is your best tip for doing fun things in Rotterdam?
If you want to grab some drinks with friends, there are lots of nice bars at the Oude Haven, or on Witte de Withstraat (de Witte Aap for example). If you’re not so much into drinking, then there are also lots of nice places to go for a nice meal. One of my personal favourites is Takumi Saporro Ramen Kitchen - it has great ramen! And on the rare occasion it’s sunny, it’s great to have a little BBQ, have a few drinks and listen to some music at the Kralingse Plass.