Becca Bowers (USA), Alumna, University College Maastricht
Because of the smaller groups, tutors can actively contribute to our growth, I feel like they want to see us succeed.

I chose UCM because it is different; I could not imagine walking into an impersonal lecture hall of 500 students. I did not want to sit through aimless presentations, memorize the information and pass the exam but fail to apply what I had learned.

I know many of my classmates and tutors personally. Because of the smaller groups, tutors can actively contribute to our growth, I feel like they want to see us succeed. For example, in one course during my first year, I was really struggling to digest the materials and I voiced this concern to my tutor. This tutor met me after a lecture and broke down the outcome of every single tutorial on a white board. I am 100% sure that I would not have seen success in that course without that experience.

After nearly two years at UCM, I feel that I have grown in many aspects and maintained the knowledge passed onto me by fellow students and tutors.

After I graduate, I will be moving back to Guatemala where I was living in 2016. I want to get some journalism experience as well as work in the indigenous Mayan communities.

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    Joost Wijffels (The Netherlands), University College Maastricht
    I love the international environment that allows me to acquaint myself with different cultures, and I think the program is very strong.
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    What struck me most when first started here was the lack of negative energy, peer pressure and competition, which is very refreshing for an honours programme.
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    Marie-Louise Beekmans (the Netherlands), University College Maastricht
    I have been more confident than ever to speak out for my opinion, but also to approach others to ask for help.
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    Ambre Derumier (France), University College Maastricht
    My first semester at UCM confirmed that I made the right choice.
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    Joining UCM felt like joining a big family – I have never felt alone or bored.