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Jan attending Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Jan Retief took part in a semester exchange at Maastricht University. Here is his blog posting about this experience.

Pre-departure:

Studying abroad for a semester was never really part of any plan. When I started my masters last year, I planned to do it, get it done and find a job in South Africa. The thought of going abroad and studying never even remotely crossed my mind. It ended up being the best decision I have ever made.

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Carl at TU Delft, The Netherlands

Pre-departure:

The preparation for the exchange program was a lot of effort, but once I returned it all seemed like minor detail.  It is worth it!  My stay at TU Delft was only 3 months and not the usual 6-month exchange.  The shorter stay is possible because subjects are taken in a quarter of a year and not a semester.  It is possible to stay for 2 quarters, most international students did it that way.   I chose the shorter exchange, because I wanted to return and work on my thesis.

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