Eileen From Germany: The Courage Of Trusting Your Own Decisions (Part 2)


Give your top tips that would make any high school student want to study overseas.

You can learn a lot about yourself, a new language and a new country and culture. It is a huge development on oneself and one becomes way more self-confident. You grow through the challenge of coping with so far unknown situations and start to trust your decisions. Making new friends in another country and discovering the culture and surroundings with them gives you everlasting memories. When you depart, you already plan your next visit and try to catch up with them as soon as possible. It also widens your horizon to get to know another culture by living there and experiencing it first-hand.

Franz Joseph Glacier

What’s the best thing about being an international student?

All the new experiences: it never gets boring. The country, culture and city - everything is totally new and exciting. You also have the chance to travel around on weekends or your free time to discover the country and you can live in places people only dream of.

What’s your plan for the future, where do you think that a degree at this uni take you?

I will finish my BA at my uni in Germany. I hope to find a job somewhere close to my hometown that includes work with public relations and I want to travel every now and then. 


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.