(in alphabetical order) Virginia Arana Perez (Mexico), Juan Alberto Arancibia Krebs (Chili), Xiaoyan Bian (China), Janis Budreika (Latvia), Si-xing Chen (China), Nihan Daglikoca (Turkey), Thibault De Keghel (France), Marcella De Martino (Italy), Il Kwon Han (Korea), Soko Kandakai (Liberia), Gabriel Lagunes Gassos (Mexico), Siu Lee Lam (Hong Kong, China), Maria Lamonarca (Italy), Ahmed Lawal Kaita (Nigeria), Inmaculada Lopez Lopez (Spain), Nguasong Mathias Mbangong (Cameroon), Laurentiu Mironescu (Romania), Ahmed Mohammed Gusau (Nigeria), Dan Moodley (South Africa), Nguyen Anh Son (Vietnam), Nguyen Tien Trung (Vietnam), Jun Pan (China), Andries Pollie (Belgium), Angela Rave Martinez (Colombia), Daniel Salas (Peru), Zayde Salvador Matar Renteria (Mexico) Luc Schuermans (Belgium), Julia Stashko (Ukraine), Tomas Steppe (Belgium), Flavia Toledo Cevallos (Mexico), Edmunds Valantis (Latvia), Gregor Veselko (Slovenia), Cen Xu (China), Wei Yim Yap (Singapore), Li Zhang (China)
Marcella De Martino, Italy
'In eight months you could be a global connoisseur of the maritime world. The MTMM programme offers you the best mix of theory and practice, innovation and tradition, culture and experience. At the beginning I was worried about the full-time programme: ' lectures, exams, thesis and students from all over the word. But, in the end my fear disappeared thanks to the fantastic support of the staff and the quality of the entire organisation. Now I feel global in my small Italian city.'
Gregor Veselko, Slovenia
'A rewarding 8-month period full of unforgettable experiences and commendable initiatives. Studying abroad, acquiring the capability to cope with a spectrum of international aspects of transport and maritime issues, and meeting and learning from different cultures has certainly enhanced my knowledge and improved my way of being and doing.'
Gabriel Lagunes Gassos, Mexico
'I registered at ITMMA because I wanted to acquire more specialized knowledge about the port and maritime sector. Not only did I achieve this, but I also left the institute with a bunch of friends. I know that my job opportunities will be better now and I know that my friends will remain my friends forever.'
Julia Stashko, Ukraine
'The brilliant city of diamonds, chocolate, beer, but mainly of vessels and maritime life cannot be substituted by any other place in the world for the MTMM arrangement. The spirit of Antwerp and the Antwerp citizens keep you alive and full of energy, even during endless rains. Studying at ITMMA is hard but interesting, living in Antwerp is interesting but 'hard'. So, be ready to study hard and to party hard. The knowledge and experience you get at ITMMA will be indispensable for your work and future career. Antwerp and ITMMA will certainly steal a piece of your heart.'
Nihan Daglikoca, Turkey
'ITMMA is as international as the maritime business. Seize the opportunity to join the MTMM course to make wonderful friends from all over the world, while expanding your maritime knowledge towards a bright career.'