We don’t only study international organisations or the development of foreign countries, but we study with people from all of the places we talk about.
Hola! My name is Oriana. I am 21 years old and I am from Venezuela. I love walking in the forest, debating nerdy politics, cooking, and reading. Whilst I was growing up in a very conflicted country, many ideas on how to solve social problems crossed my mind. The situation back home was very difficult to endure, so I decided to go to study abroad. I thought that by getting a great education in a foreign country, I could one day confront the challenges of my own nation (and this is still the plan). However, in the Netherlands, if found more than educational resources, I’ve found a place to live a fantastic university experience and grow (excluding the bad weather).
In Management of International Social Challenges, I’ve been learning about the world in an interdisciplinary and multicultural way. We don’t only study international organisations or the development of foreign countries, but we study with people from all of the places we talk about. Even though I find the theories and skills that I’ve learned in my program extremely valuable, I believe that our study methods and environment have enriched me even more as a human. Our small-scale education requires a lot of interaction, which have taught me to communicate better and understand the background of different people. I think this is something very important to keep into account when choosing MISOC, you have to be ready to participate and discuss a lot!
In the future, I want to work for the United Nations. I am planning on following a master’s degree related to conflict resolution in the Netherlands. I hope that my path will allow me to help those in need, not only in my home country but in the rest of the world. I know it sounds ambitious, but our education prepares us for all kinds of challenges!