How do Hanze students experience the lockdown? We interviewed international students from different countries and asked them how they feel about the situation. We continue with German first-year International Communication student Claire Sophie Philipp, who has seen her creativity increase a lot.
‘My life changed a lot since the quarantine started. I obviously don’t have classes anymore, so I decided to go home. I was really excited to see my family, but sadly enough, I’m not allowed to see my friends. I’m home for two weeks now, and I partly enjoy it, as I feel more peaceful and relaxed. On the other hand, I really want life to go back to normal.’
I started to listen to fairy tales and acting them out as well. One might say I went insane, but it’s actually a lot of fun
‘I enjoy doing stuff for university. Last week, I had the feeling I studied because I really wanted to do it and not because I had to do it. I am more motivated than before. Especially now it’s great to have something to do. All my friends from Germany are bored the whole day and only watch Netflix, while I can say “I’m doing something useful!”’
‘I would say that I’m always kind of creative, but in quarantine it definitely increased! I’m writing and drawing. I started to listen to fairy tales and acting them out as well. One might say I went insane, but it’s actually a lot of fun. You should try it.’
‘If I had to describe the whole situation in one word I’d say it is “Intense”.’