Emma Hulsebosch

If you are willing to make the effort to step out of your comfort zone, I guarantee you will feel at home at the EUR and thrive in Rotterdam. 
Emma Hulsebosch
Student at the ESSB

Growing up in a Dutch household in France, I used to be the “Frenchie” for my Dutch family and the “Dutchie” for my French friends. I sometimes felt like I was stuck between two cultures, which is an enrichment but can also be a struggle when you want to fit in somewhere. Studying International Psychology at the EUR in the Netherlands allowed me to experience the Dutch student life by joining Skadi, the rowing association and meeting Dutch people I identified with. At the same time, doing an international bachelor allows me to maintain the international diversity I love so much and I grew up with. Being able to get the best of both worlds is something I treasure and would highly recommend!

Nothing compares to having a friend bringing back Morroccan sweets after the holidays while being surrounded with Dutch people, something I have been intrigued by for the past 19 years. Among the international students, the variety is mind-blowing. From people who have lived every year of their life in a different country to students who grew up in a small village who now seek change, and everything in between!

I believe the diversity at the EUR allows everyone to fit in. From sustainability hubs, associations, via sports associations, through study associations to a cheerleading association, there is something for everyone.  

If you are willing to make the effort to step out of your comfort zone, I guarantee you will feel at home at the EUR and thrive in Rotterdam.