First of all, studying abroad in such an ancientcollege established in 1949 at the Hague conference in the aftermath of theSecond World War, including students and instructors from all over the worldunder the same campus will be a very distinctive opportunity to examine thiskind of master’s program. Throughout the years, the College of Europe hasremained at the most advanced level and it is considered as one of the mostimportant academic institutions in the European Union.With regard to the Department’s faculty of EUInternational Relations and Diplomacy Studies, there are a fewcolleges and universities that offer similar programs in EU International andDiplomatic Studies. But what I really liked in this program is the diversity ofthe Department’s faculty, including Professors and Academic Assistants fromdifferent countries, backgrounds, and specializations, which makes it aninternational experience; not only a local experience; including a variety ofbackgrounds.
This perfectly matches my interests and expectations in studyingthis kind of program. Moreover, your program will give me the opportunity toexperience various topics and training techniques.Besides, the college libraries are considered as oneof the main aspects affecting students. For example, I used to spend a longtime in the library of Birzeit University, which positively affected myperformance through their valuable books and electronic information. Therefore,the existence of such advanced libraries in the College of Europe, includingrich materials will support my study and help me to develop my knowledge in theissues related to the EU. This experience will be also affected by thesurrounding environment and the college location. The unique and ancient campusof Bruges is located in the medieval city of Bruges. This beautiful andhistorical city is located in the northwest of Belgium and it is accessiblefrom Brussels, the Capital of Belgium and Europe and accessible from othermajor cities.
Besides, since the city of Bruges is close to the sea andsurrounded by countryside, which makes it a very suitable place for manyactivities. I am also obsessed with living in vital, ancient and large cities,where I can attend and participate in many conferences, seminars or activitiesrelated to my master’s program. This will directly affect the progress of mystudy and support me to be familiar with the whole life in the EU and discoverit from different aspects. Furthermore, I have been learning the French languagetwo years ago and I am really obsessed with this language. Thus; living in acountry which considers French as one of its official languages will greatlysupport my language learning. It will also be a very good chance to use Frenchlanguage on a daily basis and through a variety of courses during my study. Accordingto the program’s goals, this experience will assist me to enhance my understanding of diplomacy and EU external relations, obtaindiplomatic skills, develop professional skills and strengthen personal languageskills. Such knowledge is very significant and effective for me as aPalestinian woman living in an occupied country.
Hence, it would be a great opportunityto continue my postgraduate studies in such developed and leading country throughthis remarkable and respective college.Moreover,as a Palestinian female with limited opportunities, being accepted in thisprogram would give me an opportunity to be exposed to new cultures and dealingwith other people and would improve my decision making and problem-solvingabilities. When I saw this program, I realized it would greatly help increasemy potentials; because it can uplift my abilities in all fields. Thank you for considering my application.