Exchange experiences – Breaking out of the academic routine 2

In the second post of this week’s theme, we follow up on the experiences of two RUG students studying abroad. In their last post, Julian and Pia wrote about their motivation for choosing their host universities as well as the selection procedure and preparation. Now, read about their first impressions of their new environments. Have their expectations been met?

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Career choice, study drop out and identity development: The gains of the opportunity to change majors for students and society

As all university students and teachers will have noticed by now, the Dutch government aims to reduce the student drop out in higher education. In this blog post, it is argued that blocking the possibility to change majors in university is detrimental for individual’s identity development, and in the long run for society as well.

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