You might get a little nervous already, a new school, new classmates, maybe even a new room! But don’t worry, we are here to help! To reduce the stress a little you will find some information here that might be helpful when packing for the InterSib, orientating in Breda and making sure you will have a great start of the experience we call; college.
The InterSib consists of four fun days, we will start at the still-secret location on Tuesday afternoon. This is where you will need to say “goodbye parents! I am off to my awesome introduction now!” of course there will be a kiss and ride parking spot for those of you that will be dropped by car.
When it comes to packing there are some important things to keep in mind;
– You are allowed to bring one weekend-bag (no suitcases) labeled with your name and telephone number
– You will need to bring your own sleeping equipment in one big bag (can be a thick bin bag) labeled with your name and telephone number, which includes:
– Thick air bed + cover
– A sleeping bag and a pillow (although heating is available in the tents, keep in mind that it can be cold!)
– There is a swimming pool on the premises we will be staying at so a bathing-suit might be nice! Bring a towel as well 😉
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night we will sleep at a -still-secret- location near Breda. On Friday, we will end the InterSib here too. You parents can you pick you up from this location.
About Breda student life
Bikes in Breda
Breda is not that big of a city but having a bike is very convenient! Even when you travel by train it might be handy to park a bicycle at the train station of Breda and cycle to school. Keep in mind that Breda might seem decent but with such a decent city comes a decent lock! An extra lock on your bike is recommended for extra safety. Always make sure you lock it properly when parking in the city centre. Also, mind areas where you are not allowed to park your bike! (E.g.; at the train station, always place it on the racks or you will have to call the government and pay a fee to get it back).
Buying a bike in Breda is easy, there is a Facebook Page called “Bikes in Breda” where a lot of bikes are sold, there certainly is one that fits you and your budget!
Going out in Breda
For us students there is something going on in Breda every day of the week. Nice places to go to as a student are; Cafe Dunne, Cafe Walkabout, Peddels, Dependance, and Cafe Janssen. These are just some of the nice places the city has to offer for a nice drink or dancing!
Also, Breda has some nice places to eat that meet our student budget! Some places we like to go to are; Suyckerkist, Dependance, Bruxelles, De Markt, Walkabout eetcafe, and Il Padrino. Again just a small selection of restaurants/cafes for a bite! You will find out soon enough whatever suits you best! 🙂
Even though Breda is not an “official student city” there are several student associations, fraternities, and sororities. Attached to Hotel Management is Xenia. Attached to Facility Management is ‘t KAG. You will meet both at the InterSib! If you are interested in joining one, feel free to ask them questions and party with them during the InterSib.
A student association can spice up your student-life a bit, make things easier for you as you will get in contact with people from different years and ages. If you are not at all interested in student associations, fraternities or sororities, do not worry. Breda has something to offer for all of us and we are sure you are going to love it here!!
Well.. this might give you an idea of what is waiting for you in Breda!
If you have questions about anything, please send an e-mail! Remember; we are here to help you!