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Here's What It’s Like to Study in Europe

Planning to pursue higher education?
Here's What It’s Like to Study in Europe
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Planning to pursue higher education?

Have you ever wondered what it's like to walk the school halls that educated the likes of Franco Moschino, Alexander McQueen, and Filipino designer Mich Dulce? Well, then you may need to hop on a plane and fly straight to Europe to enroll in their alma mater. But before you book that ticket, here's a glimpse of what it's really like to study abroad, according to these successful women who dared to expand their horizons and pursued education beyond what the Philippines can offer. Read on!

Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, Author, Journalist and TV Host

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Alumna, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France

Alumna, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom 

"The best thing about studying in the EU is the immediate access you have to travel and culture! As a student you get wonderful discounts for museums, exhibits, trade fares, and travel deals so you can easily explore the rich history and culture the EU has to offer. Your education goes beyond university walls! Not only did I love the ease and enjoyment of living there, I felt that I was able to get an excellent education for a fraction of the cost. This allowed me to truly enjoy the European lifestyle, as well, and immerse myself in the culture."

Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez, VP for Sales and Business Development at Philux

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Alumna, The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom;

Alumni, Sciences Po, France

"I truly enjoyed not only immersing myself in European culture, but also meeting students and professors from all around the world. My university was a dynamic platform for international students to socialize and learn from each other in a fascinating European setting. It was an experience to remember and I am truly grateful for my time there. Being part Swiss, I wanted to study closer to my European roots as I grew up in Manila. I yearned for an international setting and for a globally regarded program that would help pique and grow my interests."

Amina Aranaz-Alunan, Designer at Aranaz; Co-founder SoFA Design Institute

Alumna, Istituto Marangoni, Italy

"I loved being exposed to the European culture! It is so rich and unfamiliar. It is also great that traveling to other European countries is quick and easy. [I pursued further studies in EU because] I always gravitated towards their rich culture and history. I love the environment, the cities, and the different languages! I chose the EU over the US because I really wanted a new experience. The school I chose is one of the foremost social science universities globally. The topic I wanted to explore would require a strong background in economics, development studies, geography, and political science. Additionally, I had access to many influential outside speakers at the school, as well as leading academics from all around the world."

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Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Owner of Furniture Concept Store Designa Italia

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Alumna, Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain

"The best thing about studying in the EU is its wide network of countries and the varied cultures, history, and people you have the opportunity to be exposed to, which gives you the chance to truly find yourself. 
I chose to pursue further studies in the EU because I wanted to immerse myself in a completely different environment and see how I could further develop myself."

Theresa Leung, Creative Director at Leung de Leon Marketing Services

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Alumna, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom  

 "Education was not only my passport to the future, it was also my passport to explore Europe. Studying in the U.K. was one of the best experiences in my life. It opened my eyes to a lot of new things – I immersed myself in different cultures and I met friends for life. It made me a student of the world and I am better for it."

Sunshine Puey, Chef and Owner of Gourmandise

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Alumna, Ecole Ritz Escoffer, France

 "Deciding to study in Paris was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It was a feast for all the sense and definitely food for my soul."

Loralee Baron-Soong, Co-Founder of School of the Fashion and the Arts (SOFA)

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Alumna, Istituto Marangoni, Italy

Alumna, Central St. Martins, United Kingdom

"The best thing about studying in the EU is being able to easily travel from one EU country to another on weekends and breaks, meeting people from all over the world while immersing in diverse European cultures. 
It was a privilege to study in two of the world’s best fashion and design capitals: Istituto Marangoni in Milan and Central St. Martins in London where everyone just lived and breathed fashion."

Monica Araneta, LBC Foundation

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Alumna, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

"Studying in Europe was such as amazing experience that I’d do it all over again!"

Noelle Hilario, Creative Entrepreneur

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Alumna, Art School Metafora, Spain

"Studying in Europe placed me outside my comfort zone and expanded my knowledge through exploring a new culture, language, and a new way of living. I learned immensely both in and out of school, which was truly a rewarding experience."

Intrigued, but don't know where to start? Head on over to this year's European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2017 organized by the EU Delegation to the Philippines, together with the EU Member States’ Embassies and Cultural Institutions in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education. There will be a one-day fair, which will feature more than 20 universities from 10 EU member states, happening on October 18, 11AM, at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong. 

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Participants will get to know more about the different course offerings, admission processes, and scholarship opportunities in EU. Admission is free. Interested participants may register here.

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