International Studies (BA)
A day in the life
What is it like to study International Studies in The Hague? Read how Stijn, student of International Studies, spends his day on average.
|Wake up, hop in the shower, and leave for uni.
|I specialise in the East Asia region and I chose Korean as my language. So I start the day with a Korean language tutorial.
|Tutorial Culture and Language: East Asia, we discuss cultural similarities and differences of the three most important East Asian countries: Japan, China, and South Korea. I give a short presentation on historical narratives in China versus Taiwan.
|Lunch with friends, we buy a sandwich at the supermarket next to the university building.
|Lecture Foundations of Political Economy, which focuses more on the socio-philosophical part of economies, rather than on the hard numbers, so to speak.
|Self-study. Most of my time is spent on learning Korean, but I also need to write an essay for Politics.
|Some friends from high school come over for dinner. After dinner, we take a walk through the nearby forest before heading into the city.
|I drop by an event of our study association, BASIS. Tonight it’s a guest lecture on the relations between China and Africa. We end the evening by having drinks.
|I am quite tired, but I’ve enjoyed my day. Time for bed!