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Alumni Testimonials: Jinfeng Peng

 

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Letter of Acknowledgement

Hereby I would like to attach a letter of acknowledgement that I wrote during the last course for our Master study. This letter expressed the most that I want to say after the two-year Master study.

“Time flies, I cannot imagine it is almost graduation time for us. We have already finished the first-year courses in different countries and the internship in food companies, everything just went so fast.

However, after almost two years’ study, I have a lot to say and share, I consider myself a lucky person to study in European Master in Food Studies programme in Wageningen University. I have so many people and things in mind that I want to express my deep gratitude to them. I have so much to tell how great this programme is.

I still remember the first month I came to the Netherlands in 2010; I was so shy and afraid of talking to people and expressing myself. Everything was different, the people, the language (so many accents), the food, the culture, the way of studying etc. At the beginning I was very struggling to adapt myself to the new culture as it was so tough for me. Until now, I enjoy everything here so much; I love the people and the life here. People were saying that they almost cannot recognize me from the previous one, as I am not shy any more, but become international, open-minded, feel free to talk to people from different cultures and ages and integrate myself into the surroundings very well. Every day I am so excited to see everyone and learn various things. I really think my life here is wonderful.

I know I cannot achieve this by myself, but it is this program and all of the people who are working on it that gave me this opportunity to grow and make me a better person. I felt very lucky and grateful that I can study in the European Master in Food Studies programme to have the chance to meet people from different countries, to study and live together, to know other people’s views and perspectives of life, to understand the international food industry better, to know this world more, to experience different things in this world in person etc. All these experiences are just so particular and fantastic.

Since the first year, I have studied together with all the classmates in our programme from different countries in different universities till my internship in Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, also a very international company and exciting place to work as all the colleagues are from different countries and they are all experts in different areas. During the whole period, I have been so happy to meet new people every day and learn new things all the time. Every day was so impressive for me and I felt very glad to see myself grow and progress continually. Moreover, my internship in Unilever is really valuable experience for me as I successfully changed from a student studying in the university to work in the international food industry. I enjoyed everything there very much. It was a very good opportunity to overall improve ourselves, both our expertise and other skills. I have grown very fast from that, which also made this experience definitely remarkable for me.

I truly appreciate everyone and everything that has come to my life, as I know you are the persons that help me build a wonderful picture for my life and make me a better person every day. No matter it is tough experience or happy time, I believe it always means something to me and I can always learn something from it, all these people and things make me stronger and more confident to face any difficulties in the future.

I enjoy the study and life here during the whole period. It is all the people that I have met during the two years in this program that made everything so special for me. There are so many people that I want to say thanks so much for everything during the two years, including my family, teachers, my friends, colleagues and everyone that have supported and helped me. Thanks to this great program so that I can have this special and terrific experience. I do not know which word is proper enough to express my profound gratitude. All in all, I am truly thankful for everything that this program has done for us and all the effort from the people who have been working on this programme.

Only two months left before we graduate in July. After the internship, now I am again looking forward to the student life, which I believe it will be fantastic as always though we know we have a lot to finish before graduation!!

In this letter, I just want to say the words I have been thinking to say for a long time. I am very glad that I have made the right decision to study in this program for my Master! European Master in Food Studies is really a great programme and I wish we will have more talents joining in this programme in the future.”

Jinfeng Peng, Graduation year: 2012, Nationality: Chinese