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My choice

I had the opportunity to partake in the Student Days at CBS. Those two days totally changed my perspective of CBS. In addition to that, I also went to open house and spoke to friends who already studied at CBS. When I discovered BLC I was sold. The combination of business, language and culture sounded very appealing to me, as I was very interested in the international aspect BLC offers.

In regard to the academic content I was a bit worried that everything now was going to be in English, so the proficiency and level in English was something I felt a bit intimidated about, but I felt ready to take on the challenge.

My programme

I feel very lucky to be a BLC student. Even though students come from a variety of countries, cultures and backgrounds, the students are extremely good at bringing all people together. In BLC there is a saying: we do not judge, we help each other out, and are nice to everyone, which I believe is true.

Academic content

I think the most challenging course were Area Studies (Spanish). Area Studies for me was particularly difficult because I only had studied Spanish for three years. I was told that it would take approx. 3-4 weeks to adjust, but I still struggle in our Area Studies. I remember I was very overwhelmed with the level and workload. It took a lot of time to prepare for lectures and to understand what was going on during lectures as well.  Even though it is challenging I still find it interesting.

We also have courses like Globalisation Studies and British & American Studies. Both courses are very interesting and highly relevant. Moreover, are there great and competent professors, which is a very motivating factor for me.

Social Life

Social life at BLC and CBS in general is very fun! I have enjoyed Nexus with my fellow BLC students but also BLC students from other semesters, it was a great opportunity to expand my network. BLC also has its own party committee, Grotesque, which plans parties and events for BLC students. We had a very successful ‘back to the 90s´party, which I absolutely loved. Another important aspect, is that CBS has student organisations, which is a great opportunity to meet students from other programmes. I am myself involved with CBS Running and I have met so many nice people there.

Exchange

The most exciting thing about the BLC programme is that we get the opportunity to go on exchange to a country, where our second foreign language is spoken. I really believe you improve your language whilst being on exchange and the idea of living in another country for a semester seems so much fun and daunting at the same time.  I cannot wait till it is my turn to go on exchange.

My advice

1
Always go with your guts feeling. Deep down you might already know what to choose.

2
If possible, partake in the student days. You can get a glimpse into what CBS and the BLC programme are really like, which can be helpful in choosing your bachelor.

3
If possible, participate in the introduction days as these days are very important to getting a good start at BLC and to know more about CBS.

4
Have a genuine interest in your second foreign language, as it is a huge part of BLC and also because it is a course you will have throughout your entire bachelor.