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Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia, Ambassador 2011-12

1. What are you doing now, after finishing your studies in Groningen?

Now I am working as an attorney-at-law in Sarajevo.

2. How was it to be an international student in Groningen?

Although I believe that for a prospective applicant it is more important to decide the degree they wish to study than which University they want to apply to, choosing the Netherlands to pursue LL.M. in Criminal Law and Criminology has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Apart from longstanding tradition and a worldwide reputation for its high quality, University of Groningen has a truly international environment and its diversity is what makes this university unique. Having an opportunity to discuss contemporary legal issues with colleagues from different legal backgrounds (Belgium, Rwanda, Macedonia etc.) has been the most valuable part of this programme. Often referred to as 'the youngest city in the Netherlands', Groningen is a vibrant yet relaxed place and its cosmopolitan nature and open-minded residents made my time there unforgettable.

3. How did studying in Groningen change you?

There is no doubt I am grateful that I have had an opportunity to study at one of the world's top universities for law, but what I find more important than any academic benefit is the friends I have met while studying at the University of Groningen, some of them I consider family today. I believe that studying abroad tests our preconceived notions and beliefs, and most importantly help us acquire skill sets that influence our future career paths.

4. Would you have suggestions for dos and don’ts for new international students in Groningen?

My only advice for prospective students at the University of Groningen would be: work smart and believe in yourself!

Lejla Terzimehic
Lejla Terzimehic
Last modified:09 November 2017 11.18 a.m.