Ruth Viader García de Mendoza, student International Bachelor Psychology

When looking for Universities, my main requirement was that the English proficiency of the program was sufficient.

When looking for Universities, my main requirement was that the English proficiency of the program was sufficient. I knew that the level of the English language in the Netherlands was good, which is why I started looking for universities here. But what really attracted me to Erasmus University Rotterdam, and specifically to the International Bachelor in Psychology, was the PBL (Problem Based Learning) method they use.

This teaching method seemed very nice (less master lectures and more directed self-learning), but it has turned out even better than I even expected. Not only has it allowed me to organize my schedule as I wanted, but it has also allowed me to get involved in associations, work and travel around the country.

In class, I had lecture in small groups of 10-12 people, which allows everyone to participate and get to know each other. There were also young and involved tutors who are the key to the nice atmosphere in the classroom. This makes the discussions in class interesting. We’ve all already read the material before the start of the lecture, which meant that instead of getting a lecture about the material, we got to ask each other questions and discuss what we’ve read, adding our own knowledge or experiences, which makes it all easier to understand and remember.

All in all, I am very happy I chose this program. I have met great people and it has allowed me to branch out my interests, thus creating new opportunities for me.