I honestly didn’t feel like bothering all my friends about the same thing I usually worry about, so I thought I’d bring my thoughts to this blog😂
I’m feeling immense pressure to pick a university and for months I can’t decide between studying at the University of Groningen or NUIG in Ireland. I know in my last post I said NUIG was the way to go, but I just discovered this amazing course in Groningen.
I will compare the two courses and it would help a lot if you’d let me know which one you would choose or which path you think I should take!
With the arts course you pick 3 subjects to study and in your second, third and final year, you drop one of them and carry on learning two.
I would have chosen, English literature, Italian and Spanish and would have dropped English.
In your third year, you work abroad in the country of your chosen language (or half a year in one country -Italy and the other half in Spain)
You then write your thesis in English for your 4rth year and then, for me, as I want to be an interpreter, I will have to do a one year Master in how to translate.
And for Groningen….
I love the fact that I study more than just the language and that I can minor in different languages such as Russian and Spanish.
Also, my thesis will have to be written in the language I’m learning which is exciting in my opinion! 📝
Instead of a one year Master, I study interpretation in those three years!
The one issue I have with this is, it only a couple weeeks work experience abroad, unlike NUIG which is a year😪
NUIG and University of Groningen are both student cities but UOG is an international university thats wayyyyy wayyy more affordable but its a bit far from home😪😪
I really want to go to UOG for soo many reasons and one of them is the lifestyle and social life that they have compared to Ireland as well as the fact that most students are from all around the world and I won’t feel like an outsider🌏
On the other hand, if I stay in Ireland my head will explode😫 I’m not Irish and will never have the Irish mindset or social life, which worries me. I also find it much harder to make friends with Irish people than people from different countries (probably because they relate to me more) but I’ll be closer to my parents and brother and I CANT EVEN SPEAK DUTCH?!?!?!!?!
I find this an extremely hard decision to make?! Do you have any advice?😣
Thanks for reading💋