The reason why I chose International Facility Management is because it is a broad subject with many possibilities. I must say that so far I am satisfied with this study programme.
Until now we have had a deeper look at what FM is from many aspects. With the help of practical studying, working in groups on real life cases, we are learning how a Facility Manager should work to maintain and plan a building. Furthermore, we are learning how to work in a team, design future office and many other interesting things. And I am curious to see what comes next!
Moreover besides the fact that I am already abroad IFM gives me the opportunity to spend one year abroad. During my third year I can spend my exchange semester within partner schools of IFM from all around the world and complete my internship for 6 months, again in abroad. However the nicest thing is that after finishing this study I have the possibility to work almost anywhere I want around the world.
To be honest at the beginning it was a bit hard until I got used to fact that everything around is in Dutch and it was not as easy as it would be at my home country Latvia, but that is something you just have to get used to and it is not difficult. In the Netherlands almost everybody speaks English, people are very friendly and helpful and the Groningen itself is a great place to be, especially for students.