Introducing Preeti Saldanha

What is/are your major(s)?

Business Management and Vocal Performance

What is/are your minor(s)?


What is the name of your study abroad program?

CES Maastricht

In what city & country is your study abroad program located?

Maastricht, Netherlands

What is one thing that you are most anticipating about your study abroad experience?

I am most anticipating traveling! I discovered a love for traveling while studying abroad in Sweden. Traveling has made me more appreciative of the world around me and encouraged me to try new things and take risks. I love European architecture, and food, but most of all making new friends from around the world. I made many friends in Sweden and neighboring countries that I will be sure to visit. Being in Maastricht which is so central will allow me to easily get around for weekend excursions to be able to experience and learn about other European countries.

Why did you decide to study abroad? or What inspired you to study abroad?

My initial decision to study abroad was based on my dream to become an opera singer and grace all of the European opera houses. One music degree later and I have decided that is not in the cards for me but I still love attending operas in Europe.

When I returned back to DU, there was nothing more I longed for than to be back in Europe. I loved the people I met, the culture, and of course the food. I knew I had to find a way to return.

After living in Sweden for 5 months, I have decided that Europe is a place I hope to relocate to given that I will be working for a global company. Given this desire to live in Europe one day, studying in Maastricht which lies in the heart of Europe will provide a glimpse of the culture and European lifestyle. I hope to learn more about working and living in Europe while I am there.

With friends is in Rome during study abroad 2021

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