“Some students never really learn to be on their own,” Maria says, reflecting on her own journey from Amsterdam to Eindhoven. Maria Scholten (21) is currently studying a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Technology, and is the chairperson of We Know You Know, the oldest sorority in Eindhoven. For about two years she shared a student house with five Dutch girls. After always being surrounded by her housemates, cooking together and never lacking company, she bravely moved to Aurora to live on her own.
The Italian Gianmarco Venditti (28) is in the first year of his PhD pathway at the Department of Applied Physics. He is a fairly recent Aurora resident, since May 1st, but it suits him well. He is delighted with the natural light and the view out over the River Dommel from his studio on the fifth floor.
Jenna Nikkarinen (22), second-year student of International Business and Management at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, likes living in Eindhoven. What's more, she is considering staying on in the city after her degree program and learning Dutch. Because Eindhoven suits her perfectly.
During a trip to Amsterdam and Keukenhof park, in the spring of 2015, the American student Ronnie Gross (21) fell in love with the tulips. When she later heard from fellow students at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta what it was like to study Industrial Design at TU/e (hip and fun), she knew for sure that she wanted to come here.
Seven months ago Matteo Presutto (23) swapped his student life in Trento (Italy) for a new start in Eindhoven, studying an EIT Digital Master’s Program in Data Sciences. Rushing into the common room on his way to his apartment in Aurora, Matteo takes some time out from his busy schedule.
Cameron Weibel (21) is originally from California in the United States. Growing up, he moved home a number of times: from the West Coast - where he was raised in his early years - to Colorado and afterwards closer to the East Coast, and later to Connecticut where he lived for six or seven years. His father advised him to go to Switzerland for his high school education. He is currently in his third year of the Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering.
On the 11th floor of Luna lives Christian Sivertsen (25), Master's student of Industrial Design. His roots lie in Denmark, where he gained his Bachelor's of Digital Media and Design at the IT University Copenhagen. He is interested in the field of interaction design.
Living on Campus
With the opening of the student tower blocks Aurora and Luna there will from now on be many hundreds of students and employees living on campus. Time to make a tour.