Studentenblog Malta: 6

Alle studenten van het Friesland College kunnen via het Ondernemerscollege & Talencentrum twee weken lang naar Malta voor een uitwisseling. Als doel wordt gesteld het bewust worden en ontwikkelen van vaardigheden die bij “ondernemend gedrag” horen. Daarnaast vragen we de studenten een blog bij te houden. Lees dus mee! Let wel, alles is in het Engels, want dat is ook een onderdeel van de opdracht @ Malta. Taalvaardigheden ontwikkelen door te doen!


I am Marco Merijn Klüte and I’m 19 years old. I was born and raised in Rotterdam but nowadays I study Film at Friesland College in Leeuwarden. A quote that I particularly like is:

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

This is a quote by Nietzsche who is one of my favourite philosophers (together with Freud).

Okay, on to the first day with an incredibly early start! We had to get up at 7:00 to buy ourselves some breakfast before heading towards the maincampus of MCAST (which I learned stands for Malta College of Arts Science and Technology)
We met up with the one and only Christiaan Debono (There was a lot of speculation about who he was and what he’d look like)
Christiaan was very kind to us and gave a presentation about Malta, places we should visit, and much more. He also showed us around the main campus (which turned out to be a different campus than the one we would be attending. Afterwards he took us to Valletta, showing us around. The views we got to see were breath-taking and I found the stories he told really interesting.
Once we had returned to our apartment, a few of us walked to the Lidl to get some groceries. We had dinner together and went our own ways after that.

A funny that happened whilst getting breakfast, was that we actually found Frisian Flag milk! I even took a picture of it because I wanted to send it to my mum.

My expectations for the rest of my stay are that it will be one big adventure and one big struggle. It’ll probably take more from me than I’d like it to, mostly energy wise. But I also believe this will be an amazing experience, I will be grateful to have had.


Hello my name is Lennart, I’m 18 years old, I study human technology on Friesland college and Im from The Netherlands. A quote I found in a book that we got that I really liked was “don’t make fun of someone who speaks broken English it means they are speaking another language”.

Now the first day on Malta was really amazing, Christiaan showed us a lot of great views, places to hangout and best of all a great deal of Malta’s history. He told us so much about all the history Malta has and it really makes you think a bit different about Malta.

Now of course I don’t really know how the rest of my stay is going to be, but I know what I’m going to do and I think I’ll enjoy it but I will have to find out. Now tomorrow I’m going to go the MCAST and attend a class and listen to 1 of the lectures and I hope to pick up some things from this. And then the days after until Thursday are going to be the same just going to lectures. But from Friday till Friday ill be at a retirement home and helping out there which I think is going to be some great experience to take back home.