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Andreea Dascalu

Bachelorstudent Arts, Culture and Media
Andreea Dascalu

About Andreea

Hello! My name is Andreea and I am from Romania. I study Arts, Culture and Media with a specialization in Music and Film. If I am not studying, you will probably see me enjoying an artistic event or volunteering at a cultural or student organization. I am interested in a variety of topics, from law to religion to fashion, so if you need a conversation partner, do not hesitate to contact me!

Why Arts, Culture and Media?

I chose to study Arts, Culture and Media because I have always been interested in art although I was never the best at creating it. I could spend hours on end at an art gallery even if my painting skills were never above average and I wholeheartedly appreciate early rock music despite the fact that I cannot play an instrument. Consequently, this degree represented the perfect way for me to establish a relationship with art and to be able to approach it from a theoretical standpoint, inevitably deepening my passion for it.

Why Groningen?

I must admit that I did not know much about Groningen before coming here to look for accommodation in the summer before starting my first year. I simply thought that the degree fits me and I would move to any place that catered to it. It was not until I took a directionless bike ride around the city that I truly realised my luck of calling it my home for the next years. Although compact, Groningen has everything: from charming nature to great shopping streets and traditional Dutch architecture. However, the essential part is represented by the lively and enthusiastic student community that is bound to make the quite chilly Groningen weather much warmer.

Why the University of Groningen?

Ever since middle school, I knew I wanted to go to a university abroad. Nevertheless, there were many other variables that I had to consider, such as the ranking of the university, the suitability of the degree program to my interests, as well as the level of internationalisation. Luckily, the University of Groningen could fulfil all my requirements! Being a top 100 university, the level of education is high and the teaching staff is composed of specialists in their field. At the same time, it is an international university so you are likely to network with people with the same interests on a global level and make friends from all continents.


In the near future I would like to follow a Master’s program focused on my specialization in Cultural Entrepreneurship. Additionally, I am planning to study a semester abroad in my 3rd year and to have an internship with a cultural organization. As for the distant future, I would like to contribute to the organisational process of a big music festival.


Always do your research! I am not exclusively referring to your assignments and essays, but also to your possible plans before turning them into reality. When it comes to choosing your degree program, make sure you read every article and booklet and get in contact to upperclassmen who can give you a better idea about the study so you can be confident that you have made the right choice. Although I support spontaneity (after all, artistic breakthroughs owe a considerate deal to it), I believe that being informed regarding important life choices, such as your university degree, is always a sensible move towards a fulfilling future.

Last modified:31 October 2019 1.47 p.m.