Student ambassadors

The Avans student ambassadors are international students who are happy to share their experiences of the study programmes and living and studying in the Netherlands with you. They are also ready to answer any questions you might have. Read on to find out more and get in touch with them.



Alberto Mori

Country: Italy
Programme: Bachelor of International Business (IB)
Languages: English and Italian

“After finishing high school in Italy, including 1 year abroad in the US, I decided I wanted to keep challenging myself. I believe opportunities are scarce for anyone who is keen to stay inside their comfort zone.”

“The Netherlands is one of the best places in Europe for studying abroad. Everyone speaks English and the school system is definitely very good.”

“The IB programme enables students to learn about business-related subjects and languages using a number of theoretical and practical approaches. The programme also includes work placements and other international experiences.”

“I’m definitely an extrovert and as a student ambassador I’ll be able to share my personal experiences regarding Avans and living in the Netherlands at any time. Do not hesitate to contact me.”


Agne Jankauskaite

Country: Lithuania
Programme: Bachelor of International Business (IB)
Languages: Lithuanian, English and German


“I’m a first-year student majoring in Cross-Cultural Management and Languages. It has always been my dream to live in an international environment and it came true as soon as I started studying at Avans.”

“I chose this study programme because of its remarkable quality and versatility and now I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Here at Avans, you are offered prime study conditions, a great balance between theory and practice and exceptional personal development opportunities. All you need to do is use them.”

“Of course, before starting my studies, I had many doubts and questions, but student ambassadors helped and encouraged me to begin a new chapter of my life here in Breda. So, if you’re in a similar place now as I once was, don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be glad to help you out!”

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Gustas Sudintas

Country: Lithuania
Programme: Bachelor of Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology (ESSET)
Languages: Lithuanian and English
Twitter: @Nowitzkis



“I’m a second-year student currently based in Breda. I opted for ESSET because I feel that the environment is 1 of the top priorities of this century. We have to take action and take it fast in order to have a clean and sustainable future for generations to come.”

“Being a student representative allows me to share information about this programme. I also would like to help you with any questions you might have about studying away from your country, why you should choose to do so and what to expect. I certainly had some questions when I was looking for my future university. So don’t waste any more time in contacting me and discussing your future studies and life at Avans!”

Cécile Klein

Country: Germany
Programme: Bachelor of International Business (IB)
Languages: German, French, Spanish and English


“I’m a first-year student majoring in Cross-cultural Management and Languages. I chose this programme because I believe that making non-profit businesses thrive and serving the community are very important.”

“Studying at Avans with people from all over the world is not only a very interesting part of my current studies. It also creates great opportunities for the future. Besides, building networks, meeting new people and exploring different cultures are what interest me the most.”

“I know there are many questions you can struggle with when it comes to finding the right study programme and the university that’s the perfect fit for you. I’m more than happy to help you and answer as many questions as possible. I look forward to hearing from you!”

Alex Chiodo

Alex Chiodo

Country: Italy
Programme: Bachelor of Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology (ESSET)
Languages: Italian, English and German


“The ESSET programme gives me the opportunity to study with people from all over the world. The study environment at Avans is really friendly and dynamic. Avans offers many facilities and organises several social activities. Teachers are also very dynamic compared to my country. They are happy to help you out with assignments and to explain things again.”

“The Netherlands is a country you should visit at least once in your lifetime. You’ll be amazed by the crazy festivals and celebrations that are held here. Don’t worry about the cold because you’ll get used to it. And your bicycle will become your best friend.”

“If you have any questions feel free to contact me. I’ll be more than happy to have a chat.”

Ioana Cotos

Country: Romania
Programme: Bachelor of Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology (ESSET)
Languages: Romanian, English and French


“Passionate, aspirational and ambitious to always be 1 step ahead – these are words that sum me up as a person. I’m currently in my first year and I can say that studying at Avans represents the most valuable step I’ve taken in my life so far.”

“Avans was a natural choice for me. As I searched for universities that offered programmes in the environmental sciences, geography and sustainability I found a true source of inspiration in ESSET. For me, my study programme is the reason I wake up every morning excited to broaden my horizon.”

“I know that climbing the stairs of life can be hard and that’s why I’m here to guide you. Let me share the secret key to these stairs to happiness with you. Join me and Avans on this journey!”

Nanna Thorsen

Country: Denmark
Programme: Sustainable Entrepreneurship exchange programme
Languages: Danish and English

“I ended up in Breda because I had to cancel another exchange opportunity. Avans was on my school's list of collaborating exchange schools and they happily accepted me last minute. And I'm so happy for this place. I value my programme because we work in interdisciplinary and multicultural groups to tackle real-life sustainability issues submitted by Dutch businesses or the national government.”

“Breda may seem like a small city but it’s full of life with events and activities that cater to all tastes. It is also well connected to the rest of the Netherlands and Central Europe which I highly recommend to go and explore with the cheap bus services or student travel companies.”

“I chose to become an ambassador because I want to give curious potential students an insight into what it’s like to be an exchange student at Avans.”

Marco Misculin

Country: Italy
Programme: Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)
Languages: Italian and English



“After finishing high school in Italy, I decided to take a leap and see what opportunities for my future I had. I always loved the idea of taking a broken thing and making it work again, so I decided to take a bachelor’s degree course in engineering with a focus on maintenance.”

“Here at Avans I’ve been able to develop my personal skills and build a relationship with lecturers and peers. Working on projects with companies taught me how to deal with real-life situations and enabled me to get in touch with professionals from various fields. I found Breda the perfect place to live, study and make friends.”

“I joined the student ambassador initiative because I think it’s important for prospective international students to be helped and informed by students who’ve been in their position.”

Magdalena Daghish 

Country: the Netherlands and Egypt
Programme: Bachelor of Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology (ESSET)
Languages: English, Dutch and Arabic

“I believe that environmental science and sustainability are the future. The earth is the only home we have so it’s important to take care of it. That is the reason I chose to study ESSET. Avans is where I can broaden my horizon, exchanging cultures. It’s such a friendly environment, inspiring and definitely helping me to improve my skills so that I’ll be able to become a professional scientist.”

“As a student ambassador I’ll be able to share my experiences and help and hopefully inspire others to be a part of this life. I look forward to meeting you guys!”

Liene Brūna

Country: Australia and Latvia
Programme: Bachelor of Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology (ESSET)
Language: Latvian and English

“I’m a first-year ESSET student in the 3-year short-track programme here at Avans. You may be wondering why I chose to study in Breda, half way across the world from Australia. Avans was my first and only choice while searching for universities in Europe, due to their specialised programme in environmental sciences.

My passion for exploring sustainable energy techniques, biofuel sources and environmental policy are supported at Avans, with its small personal classes and skilled teachers.”

“It was a hard decision to move away from home, far away from my family. That’s why, along with other reasons, I decided to become a student ambassador to assist you in taking that final leap into the next chapter of your life, and I welcome any questions you may have!”