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Getting Up Close with Eline Diana Kloosterman: An Exchange Student from Saxion University Enschede, in the Netherlands

“Indonesia is a beautiful country with lots of culture. That’s what urged me to engage in an exchange student program at BINUS INTERNATIONAL. I didn’t regret making the choice, as I really like the atmosphere at BINUS INTERNATIONAL. Besides, my presence here in Indonesia is proves that Indonesian people are truly friendly. This is also a place where people like to help each other.”

Becoming a student ambassador in an exchange student program is what every student dreams of, as it is a noble task in which one will represent his or her nation. An exchange program provides the opportunity to introduce our country to the international world.

BINUS INTERNATIONAL hosts students through a successful exchange program. INNOVATION got the chance to interview one of the students from the Netherlands, a country famous for its windmills. The presence of the beautiful Eline is reminiscent of the natural beauty of tulips.

Eline Diana Kloosterman is an exchange student from Saxion University Enschede, currently studying at BINUS INTERNATIONAL from October 2013 to February 2014. Eline, who is taking Textile Engineering as her major at Saxion University Enschede, is now taking Fashion Management at BINUS INTERNATIONAL to continue her study.

Eline was required to take one semester of study abroad as part of the requirements to graduate from Saxion University Enschede. Indonesia was her first choice, and she picked BINUS INTERNATIONAL as her school destination in the country.

Prior to commencing her study at BINUS INTERNATIONAL, Eline said that she did not experience nervousness because she had heard that Indonesians were friendly people. Different strokes for different folks. This old saying is what represents the feeling Eline is experiencing. To INNOVATION, she said that she found many differences between the Netherlands and Indonesia, especially in the dress code. In her view, the dress code at BINUS INTERNATIONAL is quite strict. It is quite different when compared to her country of origin.

In spite of this, Eline said that she was enjoying all the changes she is now experiencing at BINUS INTERNATIONAL. “This university provides me with many benefits. First, of course all the knowledge I’ve been gaining. I’m very happy to be able to study from a different perspective. The lecturers are really helpful as they keep motivating me, making all the learning prosesses become easier. I love the atmosphere on the campus. Everybody wants to help and they are truly friendly,” she said when asked her impression of studying at BINUS INTERNATIONAL.

Eline also called on overseas students to join an exchange student program in Indonesia. “Join for the experience. Indonesia is a beautiful country with friendly people!” she said. (Karunia Fransiska)

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