Classes finally started this week. I had one yesterday (International Marketing) and two today (Intercultural Awareness & Marketing Communications). Then, I have two more tomorrow (Economics and Politics of the Netherlands & Dutch 1). I like my marketing classes just fine, but Intercultural Awareness seems a little cheesy to me. I have a feeling I will learn more just from interacting with all the international students I have already met here. I wanted to switch out to take another language course, but Champlain didn’t approve. Bummer. I hope my Dutch culture classes tomorrow are a little more exciting. It’s really nice to get back into the swing of things. I really missed going to class. I forgot how much I like marketing, and it’s so great that I’m going to a business school because many of the people I have met here are also studying marketing. I am genuinely excited to get a new perspective on not only marketing, but on college and education as a whole. My only worry is in regards to the grading system at HES. Most classes will have a much heavier weight on the final exam than my classes at Champlain did. Champlain was much more paper/project based with many assignments, while classes at HES will give you a final exam that’s worth 50% of your grade. Though the style is different, I feel that I will adapt well to my new school. We’ll see how tomorrow goes!