NHL Stenden

Lisa's study experience

Student Creative Business

Lisa (22) is a Dutch third-year Creative Business student (CB, previously Media and Entertainment Management) at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. We asked her opinion about the course and Problem-Based Learning* (PBL). Find out how she experiences student life at NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden!

Afbeelding Lisa de Bye

”I really like the CB study programme. It is offered in Dutch and English.”

International approach and Problem-based Learning

‘I really like the CB study programme. It is offered in Dutch and English. At first, I was placed in the Dutch programme. However, I chose this study because of the international approach, so I asked to be transferred to the international stream from the second year onwards. Meeting people with different cultural backgrounds is really interesting to me.

I feel the study programme could have more practical aspects. Luckily, it doesn’t make the study programme any less attractive, because the theoretical part is quite important. This course adds a lot to my management and theoretical knowledge. 

NHL Stenden works with the PBL system, which I find amazing. You get to know the people in your class and everybody has to participate. For me, it’s hard not to speak my mind all the time, so it’s really helpful to learn to let other people have a turn as well.’