Written by Mira Ivanova
Hello everyone! My name is Mira Ivanova and I come from Bulgaria; I’m 20 and currently live in Arnhem. This is my second year at Arnhem Business School studying Communications, which I’m really enjoying.
My story begins in the summer of 2009; just graduated from high-school, I had to choose which direction to take for my Bachelor study. That was the first time in my life I had to take serious and responsible decisions. It was a bit scary how fast time went by and finally I had to answer the question ‘’What should I do with my life?’’.
It didn’t take long time for me to make a decision. After a month I was going abroad to The Netherlands, but not for studying. I wanted to explore the county and the traditions first, enjoy life and integrate myself in the Dutch society.
In the meanwhile I was looking for an university that suited me. BINGO! After I thoroughly researched Arnhem Business School, I really wanted to become part of it. Luckily after sending my application form, it didn’t take long for them to accept me.
Joining the ABS community made me definitely a better person. I became more responsible and more organized. Choosing the Communication stream was an excellent decision. I am really happy and satisfied with it. It covers all the aspects I’m interested in and related to what I want to do in the future.
Many people around me keep on asking: “Did you make the right choice?” – No doubt about it! It was definitely the right choice for me. Here at Arnhem Business School I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to make a lot of friends. The atmosphere is really warm and welcoming and the teachers are always willing to help out.
Something else I would like to add is that, from the first day you attend ABS you start with your personal development. The courses are really helpful. Everyone finds something to like or dislike in a course; but based on them, hard work and a lot of practice I became more confident and more responsible.
I am looking forward for my study abroad – again new country, traditions and people, but one thing I know for sure –I will have a lot of fun!
Being an ABS student brings a lot of great time and memories but at the same time you have to work hard if you want to achieve your goals. I found a way of having both! I made new friends and got acquainted with traditions from all over the world, improved my language skills, learned how to act in a professional manner and became a better person overal. Hopefully you will too! Good luck and enjoy your stay at Arnhem Business School and in The Netherlands!