Taiwanese student Debbie Lee (22) has won the golden ticket in Erasmus Magazine’s ‘Eurekaweek’ offer. Debbie, who is doing a master programme at the EUR, can now use this ticket to choose student accommodation through the SSH student housing organisation.

Debbie’s photo on the EM Facebook page scored more than 1,000 likes. She asked everyone in her student network in Taiwan to help her by ‘liking’ her photo. Debbie studied Political Science and International Business in Taipei (Taiwan) and was an extremely active member of various study and sport associations. Among the people who helped her was a friend who runs Dcard, one of the most popular student network sites in Taiwan.

Reputation and architecture

Debbie came to Rotterdam on an exchange programme, and will be starting the Supply Chain Management master programme this year. She chose Rotterdam because of RSM’s excellent reputation, the modern architecture in Rotterdam, and the fact that English is so widely spoken in the Netherlands.

Staying on after graduation

After she graduates, Debbie is considering staying on in the Netherlands and finding a job here. So it’s a good thing that she can remain in the SSH digs for a year after graduation.

Priority at student selection evenings

Debbie can use her golden ticket to go to all selection evenings for student accommodation offered through SSH. If she gets on well with the other students sharing the digs, she can have the room. This means she doesn’t have to go on a waiting list or pay a registration fee. WG

Martje Kohlen of SSH (right) and Wieneke Gunneweg (left), editor-in-chief of EM, presenting the SSH golden ticket to master student Debbie Lee