Being a student of the Master Program Mundus Urbano "International Cooperation and Urban Development" from 2012-14 has been an immensely valuable learning opportunity for me. The program provides a holistic understanding of the complex challenges surrounding urban development throughout the world. The program modules are very well structured and the range of subjects and issues tackled deal with both theoretical and practical concerns. The presence of a diverse student body and international faculty made this one of the most important learning experiences of my life, and opened up avenues and opportunities previously unfathomable to me. During the course of the program, we participated in international workshops, learnt from various experts in the field, and also got the opportunity to develop our research and professional skills. I hope the program continues to grow better in the future and help students all over the world contribute towards innovative urban solutions.