My name is Halimat. I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria but moved to the Netherlands in 2016. I am a third-year International Fashion & Branding student at the HVA's Amsterdam Fashion Institute. I decided to pursue a minor in International Journalism to hone my writing, filming, and video editing skills. I work as a freelance fashion stylist in addition to studying. Afrobeats, Amapiano, and everything Adele sings are some of my favorite musical genres.
Hi, my name is Anahita Ahmadi and I’m 19 years old. I live in Amsterdam and I study law at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Further I am a big family/friends person, I love it to have them around me. Other things that I have interest in are reading books, everything about fashion and going to the gym. My biggest goal is saying ‘’look I made it’’ to myself and being able to help people that don’t know their rights
My name is Eliza and I am originally from Tasmania, Australia, but I’ve been working as a flight attendant in Brisbane before beginning my study in Melbourne. I am in my final year of Journalism at RMIT University and I am now studying International Journalism at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The thing I love most about the field of journalism is its ability to inspire people and help others, our environment, and animals through writing, audio and visuals.
Luisa Marie Funk
Luisa Marie Funk
Hey, my name is Luisa. I'm 21 years old and normally I study journalism in Stuttgart, but now I'm doing a semester abroad at HvA. I'm really happy to be here because Amsterdam is a great city in my opinion. I chose this minor because I really want to improve my journalism skills. When I'm not studying or working as a journalist, you can usually find me at the riding stables or at choir practice. I like doing fitness and cooking, but I like eating even more.
Zara Garrido Jimenez
Zara Garrido Jimenez
Hey, I’m Zara (yes, like the clothing store). I was born in London but, at the age of 10, I was moved from the home I had always known, to an island full of strangers to build a new life. I have lived in both Mallorca and Madrid for the past eleven years and have traveled all over the world to visit family since. I’ve become an adaptable person, one who craves newness, learning, and experience. Currently I am in Amsterdam studying International Journalism at HvA. Some of my hobbies, you ask? Playing the piano, baking cookies & taking photographs on film cameras.
Hi, I'm Franzi - a 20 year old journalism student from Stuttgart. I’m doing a semester abroad at HvA to learn more about International Journalism, which is why you’ll read my articles at The International Angle. I’m very passionate about social issues, politics, environment and culture. Topics that affect peoples lives. That is what I want to report on. I like journalism best when it’s engaging, inevitable and sometimes uncomfortable. But most importantly with context. I’m feeling very excited about learning how to do this kind of journalism and expanding my skills. For the readers. For you. Because Journalism is so much more than just good writing.
Hi, I'm Nicky Mai and I'm from Roosendaal, Brabant. I’m a 3rd year Creative Business student
at BUas and now doing the minor International Journalism. I love creating videos and would
like to work in the film/tv industry one day. But I chose this minor because I don’t want to be
limited and I think that journalism can really expand my skill set. When I’m not in school, I like
to play basketball, create videos and sing karaoke. As someone who grew up in a rather quiet
town, I’m really excited to meet new and interesting people in Amsterdam!
My name is Chloe McDermott I am 23 years old from Glasgow, Scotland. I study Journalism and I chose to study this minor on exchange as I haven’t had much opportunity to travel much in a long time. I wanted to see a different perspective on journalism and what makes the news compared to back home. I have interest in politics – both domestic and international. Recently I have become interested in literary journalism and have even found inspiration from the works of Joan Didion in particular. I also like to read, watch films, listen to music and draw on occasion.
Hey, my name is Dobby and I am originally from Bulgaria, however I came in the Netherlands two years ago to pursue my dream education in Creative Business. In order to expand my skills, I signed myself up for a minor in Journalism in my third year. A career in journalism is nothing like the usual 9 to 17 job, and I am all up for the adventure. I have an interest in filmmaking, writing and photography, a jack of all trades if you will. I love diving into creative projects and working in teams. I strive for a career in the Media industry and advancing to a professional level. My favourite song at the moment would be “we’re not kids anymore” by Cat Burns because it’s a multi-layered song uncovering truths about growing up.
Hello! My name is Katja and I’m 20 years old. I was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. However, half of my family including my father are from Croatia. I’m very proud of my origins and how they affect who I am today. I have been studying journalism for a year now and I am very excited to focus on international news this semester. Topics that interest me the most are societal issues especially discrimination and everything concerning feminism. I’m really excited to take you on my journey of improvement and hope you will enjoy reading my articles!
Hi, my name is Tina Priemus and I’m a 23-year-old student from Amsterdam. I’m currently doing the minor International Journalism. I’m interested in journalism because journalism can make room for different opinions which will hopefully lead to conversations between people with different backgrounds. I’m mostly interested in culture and human interest kind of topics. I love documentaries and podcasts. I hope that in the future I can work in this field. In my free time I like to read, go to the movies and see my friends.
Hello! My name is Jana, I’m 21 years old and an exchange student from Stuttgart, Germany, where I'm studying cross-media journalism. I am very passionate about politics and social or environmental issues because there is always room for improvement. And journalism has a great power and chance to draw attention to current problems and inequalities. Even since I was a child, I wanted to be a news anchor one day. That's why I especially love video and television journalism. I want to share important news with everyone and be the face of serious journalism.
Hi, there! My name is Sarah, and I am a 22 year old student from Vienna, Austria. At home I’m doing my Bachelors Degree in content production and digital media management, although I am currently residing in Amsterdam for an honors minor in International Journalism at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. In my free time I’m an avid reader and like to write as well, especially over a good cup of coffee. I’m a very inquisitive and curious person, trying to explore the world as much as I can. There’s always more to learn and always more to discover.
Hi I’m Nina, a 21 years old Dutch student from Utrecht. I’ve always been interested in personal story’s in the context of society. That’s why I’m studying to be a documentary director. My focus is to make journalistic items and bring people’s experiences to life with film. Also I’m eager to learn more about writing topical subjects. And I’m looking forward to do research “in the field”. Besides studying I’d love to go to the movies, concerts and meeting new people.
Hi, I'm Evy, I’m 20 years old live in Zaandam and I study law at the HvA. What I do in my free time is mostly chilling with my friends, partying, shopping or listening to music. The main reason I wanted to start this minor is because I’ve always been very interested in lawsuits/trials and the stories behind them. Like for example the story about Jeffrey Epstein or the lawsuit of Johnny Depp. So, what I hope to improve is, my knowledge on media and journalism and I’m very excited about the school trips, what these cultures will teach me and of course to where this will bring me in life.
Hi! My name is Quinty and I’m a 22-year-old Creative Business from Zaandam living in Amsterdam. I have always been interested in writing, philosophy, photography, and journalism. My goal with International Journalism is to become more aware of news and develop new writing skills. There’s always a story to be told, whether it’s something we already know of or something that’s lesser known. I’m creative and curious and that’s exactly how i’d like my writing to be. I hope to combine all my old interests and new skills and give journalism a new approach.
My name is Denzel and I’m a 23 year old student from Amsterdam. I study Communication and Multimedia design at the HvA but for my minor I decided to do something I have a big affection for journalism. I’m especially interested In the big news around the world like international politics, environmental, cultural news, and news about the war in Ukraine. My hobbies are sports, news, listening to music and podcasts, games, and watching movies.