Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation student ambassador Aaron
Introducing Aaron Juarez
Hi! My name is Aaron and I'm the student ambassador for the Master's Programme in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. I am happy to answer questions you might have about the programme, courses, student life, life in Lund and Sweden. Please note that I cannot answer questions about the application process, scholarships or residence permits.
My experience so far
The DRMCCA programme is highly interdisciplinary, both in terms of its curriculum and its students and staff that come from a multitude of backgrounds. This frequently makes for interesting and in-depth class discussions. In addition, the faculty’s professional networks bring in a variety of exciting guest speakers that share real-life experiences from the field and help connect theory and practice. The programme fosters a mutually supportive atmosphere, and the faculty staff are always willing to help connect us to opportunities that match our interests. Overall, I’m very much enjoying my experiences within the programme.
After graduation, I would like to work with issues relating to climate adaptation, mitigation and urban planning. An ideal job would be to help cities become more resilient to increasing natural hazards and stresses and developing projects to improve people's quality of life and wellbeing.
Lund is a great place to study and live as an international student. With students from all around the world, it’s a fantastic place to make friends and build international networks. Lund itself is safe, charming and constantly alive and there are more activities, events and conferences than there’s ever time for. Because of its proximity to the cities of Malmö and Copenhagen, you're also well connected to city life and transit links to almost anywhere you want to go. In short, there’s never a shortage of things to do. What I’ll probably remember the most from my time as a student in Lund is the exciting diversity of people. I’ve met and made friends with people from all over Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world.