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Paris and Goodbye

Paris and Goodbye

Planning the last weekend trip of my exchange was a bittersweet feeling. Organising every minute of the day with exciting activities and time to intensely explore a different side of Paris resulted in the best travel weekend of my exchange. Every detail – metro lines, screenshots of maps, tour details – was pre-planned and strictly … Continue reading

Spanish Sun

Spanish Sun

“Everything flourishes and grows in the sun, humans included.” To welcome the beginning of summer and our last month on exchange, Siobhan and I travelled eight hours to Palma de Mallorca, an island off Spain. Scorching Spanish sun, ridiculously cheap gelato, crystal clear ocean, narrow streets, hay umbrellas, soft sand, pastel walls with contrasting shutters… … Continue reading

Period 6 – time is flying

Period 6 – time is flying

“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. … Continue reading

Rhodes Island, Greece

Rhodes Island, Greece

Seven hundred and ninety one digital photos; twenty-five film photos; one hundred and forty phone photos; eighteen pages of stories in my travel journal and one sunburnt nose… Easter Break was spent adventuring through the Greek Island, Rhodes. From absorbing ancient history and knowledge, experiencing a new culture and having to make important decisions in … Continue reading

Flat trip: AMSTERDAM

Flat trip: AMSTERDAM

Two weeks later and I am FINALLY writing. Although it is the day before my Management Information Systems exam, I feel confident in my efforts and that an enjoyable break is much needed… Throwback to March 14th – the realization that everyone in my flat was free to travel was profoundly exciting. The five of … Continue reading

e x a m s

e x a m s

    The last two weeks have solely consitsted of STUDY. Lots to catch up on, and lots to look forward too…    

Facilitation and Paris

Facilitation and Paris

Wednesday 4th March The beginning of March saw a weekend filled with stress, study and no sleep. Why? I was occupied with three articles and one chapter to understand and analyse for my first Management Information Systems facilitation. Calm and talkative, the class created a supportive environment where I quickly regretted my tense attitude. Although, … Continue reading

Problem Based Learning and Lifestyle

Problem Based Learning and Lifestyle

Problem Based Learning Challenging and structured, problem-based learning is something you MUST be somewhat prepared for before coming to Maastricht. Instead of spending hours in a lecture theatre, SBE has created a learning style based on participation within tutorials. Approximately 20 students complete a typical class with one tutor who acts as a “coach.” So, … Continue reading

Carnavel, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Aachen

Carnavel, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Aachen

Spontaneous, breath-taking, refreshing, incredible… Words can barely describe how perfect the last 10 days have been. Carnavel Barcelona Amsterdam Aachen A delicious flat dinner commenced the beginning of our celebrations on Friday 13th February. We had survived our first two weeks of University and the city of Maastricht was put on hold for one week … Continue reading

BRUGGE

BRUGGE

“Wow!” Joshua’s favourite word. 15 Euro return tickets to Brugge made our first weekend trip extremely easy. Alongside Siobhan and three of my flat mates; Filippo, Joshua and Titi, we planned an enormous Saturday venturing around Brugge with the intention to not miss one attraction. “Wow” is a word so over-used that I can’t help … Continue reading