Students Staying Positive as They Switch to Online Studying and Living with Corona Restrictions
Keeping fit, discovering new hobbies, baking cakes, making music – these are some of the fun, interesting activities students have been using to cope with stricter social distancing measures necessitated by the Dutch government to curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. And of course, keeping up with their studies with the help of Wittenborg's new and improved online resources.
We spoke to some Wittenborg students about what they are up to during these trying times.
Lauretta Nyamutswa from Zimbabwe has been baking cakes and sharing them since students started studying online. Her hobby is to "bring positivity'' to herself, but also to those near her through the kitchen. She does not enjoy seeing people anxious and wanted to drive their attention to something that might bring them joy.
For Cynthia Acevedo from Guatemala, writing has become her new hobby. She was inspired by the fact that she is expecting her first child. Instead of taking COVID-19 as a source of negativity in her pregnancy, she chose to be thankful for her health and from the support she has from her loved ones.
Besides acing his classes and his internship at a venture capital firm in Amsterdam, Oluwafisayo Olajide from Nigeria is also making the most of his time by keeping fit with these exercise routines at his home.
by Sylvia Effendi and Anesca Smith
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