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International Alumni Ambassadors 2012-2013

Meet and feel free to contact our second batch of International ambassadors. Coming from about 30 countries, these recent alumni have been trained to represent their alma mater and are enthusiastic to share their unique student experiences. Check out their profiles below and feel free to email them with any questions you may have about studying here and alumni activities in their countries.

You can get in touch by:

  • Contacting the ambassadors via the studymentors-platform: www.studymentors.eu. Make a quick profile, search for University of Groningen members, select your mentor and ask away directly.
  • Sending a request to the International Alumni Office

Check the other years' international ambassadors' testimonials as well. Are you graduating soon and would like to become an ambassador yourself?


Aiden Mehmed, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Bulgaria

"Before coming to Groningen I talked to few friends who were studying here and they strongly recommended the University and the atmosphere in the city. Furthermore the Talent Grant I received was another motivator."

Arne Nowak, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Germany

"The highlight of my program was the semester abroad. Studying in Hong Kong was the greatest experience of my life. During those 5 months in Asia I managed to gain professional experience and learned a lot about myself."

Chenxi Feng, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, China

"A colleague once asked us to describe Groningen in one word, I replied to her ‘comfortable’. Groningen is a little bit far from noisy big cities, so this provides Groningen with a quiet academic learning atmosphere."

Daphne Marino, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Mexico

Its existing curricula allows you to improve your research skills along the seminars, while it also helps you develop your working skills during the internship phase. All in all, the IRIO Master’s degree is highly fulfilling.

Diana Pagila, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Romania

"I was guided by well prepared, demanding and inspiring professors, had access to up-to-date resources and a healthy studying atmosphere."

Dmitrijs Milajevs, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Latvia

"I can't stop being amazed when beggars speak better English than I."

Erlis Themeli, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Albania

"My LLM Program in International and Comparative Private Law is unique with a rare combination of topics."

Fabian W. Nyenyembe, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Tanzania

"I developed a lot of skills in doing research in the discipline of education, this helped me not to repeat ideas but to construct new ideas through conducting research in field of Education."

Hoang Thuc Nhi, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Vietnam

"Biking in fresh-clean air is what I miss the most since returning home."

Igor Nikolic, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Serbia
"In Groningen however, we were encouraged to think critically and to expand our knowledge beyond the textbooks."
Jan-Hendrik Rohde, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Germany

"What I liked most about my program was the smaller class size (we were 8 in the first year, 5 in the second) and the focus of the teaching…"

Josefine Rottmann, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Denmark

"I loved the master programmes offered by the Business Faculty. The RUG was very fast in responding to my application and the overall admissions process was very smooth and fast, compared to other universities I had applied to."

Kethlin E. Piirma, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Finland

"The professors and lecturers were experts in their field, furthermore they were easily accessible which supported the whole studying experience."

Marc Feth, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Germany

"Having lived for the last four years abroad in seven different countries enabled me to see much of the world, but at the end I have very positive and fond memories of Groningen."

Mathilde Bos, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013,
"As a recent graduate, I still feel very connected to my experiences as a student and I look back to my years at the University of Groningen with contentment and enthusiasm."
Michelle Ayu Chinta Kristy, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Indonesia
"I began to settle my choice at the University of Groningen since the second year of my bachelor study at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. I was attracted to take a master study in Groningen by its unique programme. The elaboration of the programme perfectly matches the academic curiosity embedded in my mind, i.e. finding the balance between the knowledge of international economic and business law."
Rodrigo Perez-Garcia, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Spain

"The dedicated and efficient professors, who are always helpful and encouraging are what I liked most about student life here."

Sihambile Sibongile Moyo, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Zimbabwe

"The courses are offered by highly qualified and dedicated staff who are always abreast with global challenges and innovations in education."

Silvana Della Penna, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Argentina

"All the faculties as well as the UMCG are very well equipped and have high quality professors, who are willing to help with anything that we need."

Sulaekha Mita Kusumaningrum, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Indonesia

"I do not only get a formalized knowledge, but also benefit from a larger network after graduating."

Tanzil Mahmud Arefin, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Bangladesh

"It was my dream to enroll in a Master project in a reputed university and University of Groningen is one of the best universities for Neuroscience in Europe."

Teshome Desta Kanko, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Ethiopia

"It is a good academic and research center where theory and practice meet, there is only a thin boundary between the teachers and the students."

Víctor Rodríguez Martínez, international alumni ambassador 2012-2013, Spain

"Studying law in my country is much more plain, lectures are only about listening to teachers, copying and memorizing but in Groningen interactive methods are more important."