A year at TIAS: A new chapter has just started!

November 1, 2018 | 1 min read

The journey began on the 21st of August 2017, when I left Brazil to start a new experience in my life. I decided to choose TIAS due to the high quality and recognitions, the possibility to follow a track course to specialize in the future, the facilities offered and the personal approach provided by all the staff. The first day I visited TIAS I was immediately impressed by the infrastructure of the new building, and especially by how the employees treated me in a respectful and friendly manner. Furthermore, I felt that the preparatory courses were essential for me to experience how the lectures are conducted and to make me aware of some of the topics that will be discussed during the program.

However, I should admit that the Introduction Days, were the best days so far. On the first day all the students wore formal clothes and gathered together to find out more about TIAS, the staff, the committees and the Master program. Also, there were fun activities to find out more about our fellow students and to interact with one another.

After lunch, the students travelled by bus to a farm close to Utrecht and this was the best part. There we played games and had amusing activities in groups, which was the best way to know your new friends. Afterwards, barbecue was served and we were able to interact with everybody, especially with our study groups.

On the second day there were four productive workshops which helped us understand more about ourselves and our team mates, about our career and how TIAS can help you, about the program at TIAS in general and team dynamic. The workshops were all very interesting. Of course, I shouldn’t forget to mention that we had a delicious lunch on both days!!!!

The classes started this week and I am very excited for this journey that has just begun. Therefore, with my new friends, an amazing environment and all the support that TIAS can offer me, I can say that I have no doubt that I made the right choice.

This blog was written by Full-time MScBa student Ivan Fonseca Costa (25) from Brazil.

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