Thursday, August 30, 2012

First week at MUWCI

Hey everyone,
So I've been in MUWCI for 5 days now and if I had to describe it in 1 word it would be AWESOME! It's really hard to explain how MUWCI is like. I arrived Sunday in Mumbai and then we took a bus during 7 hours to get at MUWCI. When I got there I found out I was sleeping in wada 2 house 10L. A wada is basically a kind of big building with houses in. In the middle of the wada you have a open place where you can sit down and there's a common room where you can just sit, relax, talk with other people and do you laundry. So after I arrived Sunday I didn't do a lot. At MUWCI you're really "free" so I had nothing to dothe first day and I just checked out the place. MUWCI is so big that at the beginning I got lost a few times but there was always a second year to help my find my way back. So the next days we had a lot to do but don't have any classes yet. We just meet new people and try to learn everything about MUWCI. We had a academic and triveni fair where we just saw all the different courses and CAS-activities you can do. CAS-activities are the activities you do after school in the afternoon. You have to take one on-campus triveni, one off-campus triveni and one student initiative. The first month at MUWCI is a trial period so you can just try all the courses and trivenis and then you can deside which you want to take. The atmosphere at MUWCI is really relax and fun but also busy. We have a lot of things to do but we can do it like we want to so we're really free. That is nice but for some people it can be hard because you have to manage your time on your own. There is also a advisor (who in my case is an English teacher called Douglas). In a group of about 10 people you see your advisor every week to discuss a lot of things and ask things and talk about your problems.. In the advisor group you have basically 1 buddy -but I have 2- that help you aswell. Yesterday there was a buddy bal where you had to go dressed up with your buddy. It was a lot of fun. I can't tell everything because that would be too much but if you have a question just ask and I'll answer it! 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Byebye Belgium!

I've been in the newspaper yesterday and today. (De Standaard & Het Nieuwsblad) here are the pictures ;)

So today is officially my last day in Belgium! At 11:15 tomorrow I will take the plane to India.. I'm gonna miss everyone a lot, but it will be so amazing! If you want to sent me a letter, you can do it at the following adress:
Pauline Stas
UWC Mahindra college
Village Khubavali, Po Paud, 412108 India

So byebye Belgium! My next message will be from India!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

last days in Belgium

Hello everybody,

Sorry I didn’t write anything for so long. The great adventure is approaching, so I have to get everything ready. In exactly nine days I will leave Belgium for 4 months!  So this will probably be (one of) my last messages from Belgium. At the moment I’m shopping in all kind of shops to get all the things I need.
Sunday I will have my “goodbye-party”. It will probably be weird to see all those people for the last time. But after that day I will get my luggage ready and then I will be ready to leave!
People often ask me if I’m not nervous, but actually I’m not. I think I don’t realize yet that I’m really going to INDIA… It’s something incredible that I want so much, but I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like. I really look forward to it.
My ‘second year’ is already in India. I already met her at the scholarship award in Watermael. She is an amazing girl and I’m sure we’re going to have a lot of fun at MUWCI. She has been there last year too, so she already told me a lot about MUWCI and she said it’s amazing. Actually everybody who has been there says it’s the best thing of his/her life.
So  my in my next post I’ll tell you how MUWCI is like for me! In meantime you can always look at the website or  or at my first post (;