First of all, I didn't want to be very far away from home, but also not in a place where Romanians didn't have a very good reputation. Therefore I chose Holland. This was a country I didn't know much about at the time; it was almost the opposite to our culture. But I've grown attached to it over time, as I've matured. The key reason for my decision was the university I was going to study at – one of the best in Europe – as well as the fact that the courses would be given in English.