MBA Journey in Rotterdam

Guest Post By: Ariogni Suarez, a Full-Time MBA Candidate. She is a Global Business Center Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient, and she studied abroad through Foster MBA Exchange at the Rotterdam School of Management in Rotterdam, Netherlands during Winter Quarter 2024.

Studying abroad for my MBA in Rotterdam was a thrilling journey where every day was an adventure. Studying in Rotterdam we engaged in lively discussions, analyzed real-world business cases, and simulated business scenarios. We had a great mix of Dutch and European perspectives in our classes. It broadened my thinking and challenged me to approach business problems from different angles. One of the best parts of my experience was the friendships I made and the ability to travel and go to new countries more regularly than I would have ever been able to. Whether it was exploring Amsterdam’s markets or taking spontaneous trips to nearby countries, every adventure brought us closer together and helped us appreciate the diversity of European cultures. Rotterdam was a melting pot of experiences. From visiting traditional Dutch windmills to admiring modern architecture, there was always something new to discover. Weekend trips to cities like Paris, Berlin, and Brussels allowed me to immerse myself in different cultures and understand how business is done across Europe. Looking back, my time in Rotterdam taught me more than just business theories. It taught me the importance of embracing diversity, adapting to new situations, and working with people from different backgrounds. As I move forward in my career, I know that the lessons learned and the friendships formed will stay with me forever. Rotterdam has truly been the starting point of an exciting journey into the global business world, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me next.