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Testimonials from Exchange students who studied at KABK during Semester 1, 2015-2016

Studying in KABK is a privilege. The huge amount of work students have to do is worthy the learning and all the structure the school offers. Even facing a much different reality from my background, my time in KABK is helping me to grow as a student and a person.

Use KABK's various facilities extensively. Learn to work with tools that you have never used before. Don't hesitate, everyone will be helpful!

Recommended! Just be open and don't be afraid of failure...

Is a really good school if you want to make a lot of research and develop your personal interest. You can try to find yourself.

Nice social life. Small country, easy to travel around. Plenty of cultural events.

I highly recommend KABK to develop your own work. Since there are many specified departments, by just walking around the corridor, you can see various works that are on going which are really inspiring.  In addition, there are many supplies, and materials you can borrow or use from the academy. People working in KABK are always kind and friendly.

The experience with KABK was crazy from the start, but has been very fulfilling over time. I think it's important to come prepared for failure, and also to work harder than you have done before - because none of the exchanges I met were used to the level of expectations here. It was very nice to have such an international environment, and to see how cultural differences happen in people's work - and how that's allowed and encouraged. No style or media is pushed or forced on you. Most importantly, the environment was very welcoming. It had none of the competition and aggressiveness that sometimes happen in art schools; people were happy to help, and teachers cared if everything was alright in school and outside of it. It has been a great ride, and I'm excited to see what the next semester brings!

KABK is a awesome academy, you should come with a open mind to relate with persons from different places and also discover a new way to experience art and how you can put yourself in it, also be prepared to be have a more practical approach to your works and to put yourself in it.

The main thing I would say is: be prepared for what you will find here, because it's going definitely be different than what you learned in your home institution. You will find other structure, other way of thinking and other methodology which are not better or worst, but are really good to give you other view and enrich your own knowledge and skills.

I wanted to study in the Netherlands because of it's strong history of art. I knew that KABK had good workshops and also focused somehow on the technical aspect of art making. I liked that, because I feel like my school lacks in technical training.

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