What’s new, BAIS alumni? This summer, the BAIS Alumni Association hosted the yearly alumni reunion, organized in virtual format for the second time after the previous reunion also took place online in 2020. Feeling the need to compensate for the lack of in-person interaction, the Alumni Association prepared different activities to mark the occasion in an original way.
Organised in three separate sessions throughout the day, and broadcast live online to guests and families who could not join, over 200 students received their Bachelor’s Diploma of International Studies on 3 September 2021 at the graduation ceremony in the historic Pieterskerk in Leiden.
Academic and personal challenges were met, new insights were gained, valuable skills were acquired and friendships were formed: this year’s edition of PRINS was an experience that everybody involved will remember for a long time. All of this and more came up during the closing ceremony of the International Studies PRINS consultancy course for third-year students.
International Studies' third-year consultancy course PRINS is a challenge for every new group of graduating students and this year the course was taught entirely remote. But, as in previous years, the rewards were substantial, with students acquiring valuable skills, while also having a very good time. Students, research coaches and participating organisations reflect on this year’s PRINS edition.
It’s with relief but also confidence and some pride that we can close off the 2020-2021 academic year. Relief that we made it, confidence that we can handle just about anything, and pride in the enormous commitment from everybody – students and staff – to keep the International Studies show on the road.
As an alumnus of International Studies, you continue to be a vital part of our programme, even if you don’t always realise it!
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