Sheena Satikge

MA at the International Institute of Housing Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

It has been four years but my Dutch experience in 2010 feels like it happened only yesterday. Being persistent and relentless to apply for the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life.


My Dutch experience has been life changing and has opened my eyes to the Netherlands and other parts of the world. Being part of an international masters programme has provided me with friends from all over the world and also a potential network of highly esteemed professionals worldwide.

I attended lectures and talks from some of the world's most esteemed built environment practitioners and had the brilliant opportunity to travel Europe and be part of the Ghana Atelier which then became the location of my research thesis.

My Dutch experience is one that should be a part of any young person’s life!

Connected to the Netherlands

I feel connected to the Netherlands in many simple ways, such as the good relationships I have formed with Dutch residents whom I still communicate with today. I am also connected to the Netherlands by the wonderful memories I have of the unique Dutch culture, climate, food, people, urban design and spaces I explored. The Netherlands has become my second home and I always miss it.

Holland Alumni network

The added value of being a member of the Holland Alumni network is that I have the potential of doing business and sharing ideas with built environment practitioners from all over the world.

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