Next international student in our series of interviews is Ruben van Oudheusden. He came from Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, his study programme is physiotherapy. He likes football, running, fitness, swimming, travel and TV series. Does he also enjoy studying at our faculty?
Why did you choose our university for your Erasmus study experience?
I chose Olomouc because of the fact that it was a place I could go to and travel without having to spend a lot of money!
Were your expectations different from the reality?
I didn’t expect it to be such a nice place, of course I knew I would have a lot of fun but I am really enjoying my time here and I’m not regretting it one bit.
Can you compare your study experience in Olomouc with the experience from your home university?
Well I’m not really studying the same here as I am back home so I can’t really compare those two…
What were some of the biggest challenges you had to overcome as an Erasmus student?
I don’t think I have had any, I like being abroad and it gives me a feeling of freedom.
How do you spend your free time?
I like to travel although I did not travel as much as I should have, I am planning to travel at the end of the semester. But most of the time I am playing sports or having a drink with friends!
Have you changed because of your Erasmus experience?
I don’t think it changed me. I’ve already been abroad multiple times so I would not know.
How can this experience benefit your future career?
I would love to travel around more and see more of the world, so it could inspire me to keep travelling.
Would you recommend the study at the Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University Olomouc to your friends? Why?
I would and not only for the classes but also for the experience of studying abroad and meeting all these wonderful people.
If you had to describe your Erasmus experience in Olomouc using 5 adjectives, which ones would you use?
Important, better, active, amusing, complete.