Astrid Vlaeminck (20) - My name is Astrid Vlaeminck and I'm from Bruges, Belgium. Back at home I study journalism at the Arteveldehogeschool in Ghent. Beside journalism and more specific politics and foreign affairs, my main interests are music, culture and sports. I like swimming, running and of course, since I’m living in Amsterdam now, biking. I love podcasts and investigation journalism. My ideal job would be working backstage for an audio or video investigation program.
Thea Agnethe Eriksen
Thea Agnethe Eriksen (23) - My name is Thea Agnethe Eriksen and I am a journalism student from Oslo, Norway. From a young age, I always wanted to be a journalist. I like the profession because there are so many different job opportunities. I am currently working at a women’s magazine in Norway, called ALTSÅ, but I am also very interested in the visual part of journalism, so filming and producing tv-shows.
Natasha Jahanshahi (25) - Hi everyone, my name is Natasha Jahanshahi. Right now I live here in Amsterdam, but usually I’m a journalism student at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. I prefer to write, but in my spare time I listen to podcasts as often as possible. Hopefully I will get to improve my podcasting skills while I’m here, so I can also work with audio in the future. I love listening to people tell their stories and then being allowed to write about them.
Julia van den Muijsenberg
Julia van den Muijsenberg (24) - Hi, my name is Julia and I am a Dutch student at de Hogeschool van Amsterdam, where I study Media Information and Communication. In particular, I am interested in the role of media in society. How does it affect society when different voices are heard from? Democracy doesn’t work without free media. Also the media themselves keep changing because of society. I loves the interaction between media and culture. Outside of school I am also very busy. Recently I joined a theatre group that perform educational shows at secondary schools. Through theatre play we teach students about homophobia, racism or consent. Just like journalism, a creative way to affect society.
Ramon Mebrahtu (30) - Hi everyone, I’m Ramon and an exchange student from Germany. I was born and raised in Stuttgart, a small City in the southern part of Germany. I am currently studying cross media journalism at the University of Applied Science in Stuttgart. Besides listening to podcasts, I really enjoy reading personal reports and interviews on topics about society. I’m excited to explore and produce stories here in Amsterdam.
Lisanne van 't Riet
Lisanne van 't Riet (23) - Hi there, I'm Lisanne van ‘t Riet, a Dutch student at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam where I study Communications. Politics, feminism and higher education’s policy are my biggest interests and I am a member of the Dutch liberal democratic party (D66). In my spare time I like to read, follow swingdance classes such as Lindy Hop and the Charleston, practice with photography and write as much as possible. Have fun reading my stories!
Bart Jacobs ( 26) - Hi everyone! My name is Bart Jacobs and I live in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. I’m studying Communications at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and am currently in my fourth year. When I’m not working on schoolwork, I like to watch TV or hang out with friends. Some hobbies of mine are visiting art museums and going out for dinner and trying out different types of food. I’m very interested in other cultures and social problems.
Thirza de Raad
Thirza de Raad (19) - Hi! My name is Thirza de Raad and I’m from Middelburg (a small town nearby the sea in the Netherlands). I currently study Trend research and Concept creation in Tilburg. The reason I chose the minor International journalism is because I love to write and doing research. My goal is to inspire, inform and entertain people with my work. I hope in the future to work at a company that writes lifestyle related articles.
Iris Geerardyn (24) - My name is Iris Geerardyn and I’m from Belgium. I study journalism at Arteveldehogeschool Gent but I decided to broaden my horizon and take on a minor in international journalism here in Amsterdam. When leaving the house, I always pack my headphones. I like to listen to the radio or to get completely engaged into an immersive podcast. I actually prefer podcasts to movies, but my goal for this minor is to improve my video filming and editing skills.
Iris van Schie
Iris van Schie (21) – Hi! I am Iris and I live in the beautiful city in the middle of the Netherlands, Utrecht. I study communications at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. During my study and internships I discovered that I was really interested in the journalistic side of the story so I am really excited about this minor!
Lisa Muller (27) - My name is Lisa, I am 27-years old and living in Amsterdam, always have lived. It is my last year of the study Communication and currently I follow the minor International Journalism. I am looking forward to the trips to London and Istanbul during this minor and having fun with my fellow students. Learning new things is a really big plus for me as well.
Ingrid Godager (22) – Hi, my name is Ingrid! I’m studying journalism at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway, and this semester I wanted to challenge myself by taking on this adventure in Amsterdam. I chose this minor to improve my English, to learn more about international media and to go out of my comfort zone. I also want to learn more about how to tell a story visually, since I’m passionate about both photography and filming. Besides that, I love travelling, meeting new people and going to museums.
Geert Braam (22) - Hey you! My name is Geert Braam and I am 22 years old. I study Journalism at Ede University of Applied Science (CHE) in the Netherlands. My interests are very wide, but in particular I am interested in cultural minorities. For example the LHBTIQ+ community and refugees get my attention. In my free time, I like to photograph, travel and meet new people. I would love to work as a journalist abroad in a few years. I hope you enjoy the stories on this beautiful website!
Ronny Taferner (21) - Hey, I am Ronny Taferner from Austria. I study Journalism at the FH Wien WKW in Vienna. I am open-minded and love meeting new people and travelling. Because I am a very curious person and I love speaking and entertaining, I would like to become a presenter or reporter at radio or TV. My class colleagues always called me clown of the class, there is hardly a day when I am not in a good mood. One of my motto is: “First dream your life and then live that dream.”
Gijs de Boer
Gijs de Boer (25) - Hey there! My name is Gijs de Boer. I am a Dutch student and I study Event Management in Leeuwarden. This minor suits me, because I like to write, read, be up-to-date and can handle stress. However, the list of things I cannot do is much bigger. That is why this is going to be a challenging year, but I am looking forward to go out of my comfort zone and write some interesting stories!
Iraide Ibarrondo (20) - I'm Iraide Ibarrondo and I'm from the Basque Country. I study journalism in UPV/EHU which is the university of the Basque Country and now I'm enrolled in the international journalism minor in HvA. I enjoy listening to stories and meeting new realities so that's why I enjoy journalism. Every day you get to interview new people, write about different things and you can also use different platforms to present your work.
Julia Pulm (20) - Hi everyone! My name is Julia and I'm from a small village nearby Bonn, Germany. I am studying Journalism and Corporate Communication at the HMKW in Cologne but currently attending the Minor program ‘International Journalism’ in Amsterdam. I have always been curious about doing an exchange year abroad because it includes my passions of foreign languages, meeting new people and cultures. In the future I want to work in the field of radio or television.
Mila Emmer (24) - Hey, i’m Mila Emmer and i study work- and organizational psychology at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA). I love to be on top of the worldwide newsstream and to know everything about what happens in the world. I’d like to be a news reporter for a big newspaper and write my own stories or make interesting documentaries.
Brendan Mc Dade
Brendan Mc Dade (19) - My name is Brendan Mc Dade, and I live in Aalsmeer. I’m studying Public Management at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. I have chosen to pursue the minor course International Journalism this semester. My favourite kind of news is sports news and political news. In the future I’d like to be a sports journalist or a sports policy maker.
Jonas Armbruster (22) - My name is Jonas Armbruster, I'm 22 years old and I'm from Germany. In journalism I like working with video the best, because you can get much more creative than with text only. When reporting about a topic, I like doing good research. Topics I’m interested in are for example environmental protection, films and culture, and social developments in society. In my leisure time I play the guitar, I like exploring cities with my camera and I’m also into gaming.
Sandra Deira (21) - I'm Sandra from the Netherlands and study Media, Information and Communication here at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. I enjoy hypothesizing deeply about life, death and anything in between. Great teachers such as Jordan Peterson and Alan Watts help me understand existence here on earth. This minor will hopefully give me a better view on the current state that the world is in. And from there I hope to manifest my vision of a better world. Meditation, nature, my dog and goodhearted people are what keeps me sane.
Robin Nguyen (23) - Hi, I’m Robin. I'm a 23 years old Vietnamese student who is pursuing bachelor of PR and cinema in Melbourne, Australia. I came to Amsterdam to study International Journalism for a 6 months exchange semester. Since I started studying PR, I have grown an interest about media and journalism and how it can changes the world. I also have experience in making independent magazine before and want to learn more about it. However, my course back in Melbourne was more about theory and media in broader term so with this minor, I'm excited to get out of my comfort zone and start practicing.
Annelijn Oviawe (19) - My name is Annelijn Oviawe and I was born and raised in Amsterdam. I am in my third year of the study Commercial Economics at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Within my study I found that I was not challenged enough and my interests for media started to rise. A career as a television- or radio presenter is something that speaks to me and with the minor International Journalism I hope to get a taste of what that would be like.
Samen Rehman (23) - Hi everyone, I am Samen Rehman and I live in the Netherlands. I am studying law at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. I am passionate about my studies but always had an interest in journalism. I got lucky to came across this minor. I am ready to get out of my comfort zone to understand the ethics of journalism. With this minor, I want to improve my writing, photography and presenting skills. In the future, I want to become a criminal lawyer with amazing photography and writing expertise.