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Mentorship Program

The Graduate School of Communication Science has introduced a mentorship program to help guide you through UvA life, or in this case, UvA online life. Introducing your new mentors…

Gabrielle's Bio: Favourite Study Spot: Rijks Museum Library (but now, my bed ha). Favourite places in Amsterdam: Van Stapele Cookies, Waterkant, Museumplein, Docks beside NEMO. Where I am from: Toronto, Canada but I have lived in Amsterdam for a total of one year (I don’t want to leave) Fun Fact: I have a green tea addiction and probably drink about eight cups a day.
Yvonne's Bio:  Where I am from: Orange County, California. I lived in Amsterdam for 8 months before the pandemic happened (sad), but I will be returning. Favorite Study Spot: The yellow halls of the C Building in Roeterseilandcampus  Favorite places in Amsterdam: Brouwerti’ij for beers, Vondelpark and/or Oosterpark, Van Gogh Museum, the canals on Prinsengracht  Fun fact: My sister and I have the same birthday, but 8 years apart. And, we’re both accidents.

The purpose of our position is to be a fellow student who can give personal advise on the basics of the program from developing relationships with fellow students to getting through the hectic exam season. As students ourselves, we understand the difficulties with online studying and therefore, our goal is to share our experiences in order for you to be successful in the program.

We have fun ideas to help you connect with your fellow peers and make the most out of your study experience. Community is a massive part of UvA’s philosophy, so we want to foster that aspect even if we aren’t in-person. We are here as an additional resource that can help you with the fundamentals of the program.

Coming soon… There will be study dates, online movie nights, trivia nights, monthly updates and sooo much more.

In the meantime, check out our communal study playlist! Feel free to add your favourite study songs and listen in for some motivating melodies.

Please sign-up below to be a part of the program!

We look forward to meeting you guys (hopefully February 25th, stay tuned…).

Your mentors,

Gabrielle & Yvonne,