On the 16th of November the first 2016/2017 issue of the IBCoMagazine will finally be out for you all to read. The editorial team, writers and photographers have started creating unique posts for you to enjoy and we hope you are as excited as we are!
The magazines first issue will focus on “what’s new?!” and following this theme, I thought I would incorporate it into this blog post and answer this question!
So, what’s new!?: I’m new. Hi! I’m Anaelle and I will be one of the bloggers for the IBCoM weblog for the year 2016-2017. I was assigned with writing the first blog post which is a little nerve wracking and a lot pressure, so bear with me please.
I am from a little country known as Ivory Coast, but I’ve lived in Tanzania and The Hague for most of my life. Up until a month and a half ago, I was lying in bed binge watching Stranger Things, enjoying the freedom and lack of responsibility the summer gave me. Today, I am typing this blog post in the Hatta house, which will be my home for the next year.
Though not a lot of time has passed, a lot has changed and I’ve experienced so many new things. During my first night in the Hatta house, I ordered a big pizza and shared with my roommates. We then went to a house party and I played beer pong for the very first time. I sucked at throwing and I made an unfortunate partner, but it was an interesting experience.
This same week the university campus had a mini music festival on campus. It was pretty fun actually and it’s cool that the university offers fun activities. I then went to IBCoM bootcamp where I got to meet a bunch of new people from all across the world, and it was great partying with them in a tiny barn and visiting a local cafe.
Not much later, everything got real and intense. It was weird going from socializing till 2 AM in the morning to reading and working on copious amounts of chapters till 2 AM. The change was so swift it was unexpected. The lectures started and one of the biggest perks is that the earliest classes are at 12, so that’s great for someone who loves sleep as much as I do. The classes so far haven’t been too difficult, but sometimes the workload can get ahead of you.
Moving to Rotterdam has been a pretty cool experience and so far IBCoM has been great. Going from binge watching Netflix shows to studying hard and finding time to explore a city I barely know, has been an interesting little adventure and I can’t wait to see what the next couple of months will bring!
So what’s up in your lives? Let us know what’s been new for you?
See you in another blog post,
P.S. there is a lot coming to the blog, so keep reading and enjoy!