Eileen from Germany: the courage of trusting your own decisions (part 1)


Do you follow your university on social media? Where?

I do, on Facebook.

Which social media platforms do you use the most?

Facebook and WhatsApp.

What was the first difference you noticed between your home country and the one you went to study in?

Everyone was really nice and open-minded. The first people I met were my colleagues and they were extremely friendly and helpful. They made me feel welcome and I felt at home immediately. I have been shown around the city and been told where to find what.

Nelson Graduation

Did you know anyone in your country of study?

No, I came here on my own and didn't know anyone. That made it really exciting but I was also a bit scared of the thought of going there by myself.

Do you have any high school colleagues that went to study at the same uni as you did?


What things did you hear about New Zealand before coming here?

Mostly about the stunning beauty of the country and the friendly and caring people.


Special thanks to Eileen Gatzke from Germany for sharing all this with us. Eileen has graduated from the Markgrafengymnasium Karlsruhe-Durlach and was an intern in the marketing department of NMIT in New Zealand. She currently studies Public Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Kehl, Germany. You can find out more about why others students have chosen NMIT on the WhyStudyhere page.