Kristy Weterings about Living and studying in the Skotel
January 2005 I arrived with my big suitcase, containing all that I have ever possessed at the doorsteps of the Skotel. An older student welcomed me and guided me to the place where I would be living for the rest of the year. I was taken into a big house with 8 rooms divided into four units, each with its own bathroom and toilet.
My room was fully furnished; it had two beds, two bedside tables, two desks etc., since I would be sharing it with another student. The rest of the house had a big kitchen with a fridge, stove, sink and two big dining tables. The kitchen also had a balcony. Upstairs there was a living room with two big couches and a television.
Studying was no problem. Each room had its own internet connection so it was not only very easy to obtain information from the internet but also to stay in touch with family and friends overseas. Since we all lived so close together, it was very easy to have group meetings, study and work on projects with group members.
At the Skotel you meet people from all over the world. You learn to make friendships with people from different backgrounds and cultures. You learn how to share a room, a house and a living environment with 255 different students. The Skotel is a very good preparation for the years to come at Hotelschool The Hague. This place has allowed students to grow, become independent and make live time friends. The Skotel has been an unforgettable experience for me and many other students in the past, and will be for many students to come.