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Pizza goes healthy

Healthy eating doesn’t always get along with student life, due to junk food being highly accessible, having great taste and being easy to make. This documentary tries to find ways…

Join IBCoM – Advertorial

Join IBCoM – Advertorial

The international bachelor of communication and media is a versatile study, comprised of ambitious students from all over the world taking a variety of courses related to the world of…

Rotterdam: From a destroyed heart to the number 6 on Lonely Planet

Rotterdam hasn’t always been the beautiful city it is today. After being bombed to the ground during World War 2, Rotterdam had to be rebuild almost entirely. Obviously, this typical…

Olliebollen – The DUTCHin’ Donuts

Olliebollen – The DUTCHin’ Donuts

Someone once said, “The best way to a person’s heart is through their stomach”. Although the Netherlands has never been a popular food destination, olliebollen will surely change your mind. Indeed,…

Wifi on the public transport

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Crossroads Decriminalization Feature

Today the Crossroads team is visiting Rotterdam, a vibrant port city in The Netherlands, famous for its relaxed drug policy. Yet it might surprise some that actually Portugal is the…

Kopjes Catcafe in Amsterdam

We are sure you have been to many ordinary cafe’s in your lifetime, however we bet that you never were in a single one, where you can play and pet…

IBCoM Study

IBCoM is a fairly new study at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. The atmosphere, as well as the program is unique and attracts a lot of Dutch and international students.…

The end of the studiefinanciering era

The last monday of the month was every Dutch student’s favorite day because it was studiefinanciering day. However, the Dutch government stopped this, which resulted in students being affected in a…

IBCoM Promotional video

IBCoM Promotional video

IBCoM is offering nice courses. However, all over the world universities are offering communication and media bachelors with nice courses. The real question is: why should you go the Netherlands?…

How to plan for your exams and start the new year organized

It’s a new year and there’s no better way to start if off than with being organized. The upcoming exams are a perfect time to practice working on your planning…

It is Your Oyster with Elif Kahyaoglu

Traveling is some people’s passion, while it seems like too much work or stress for others. It Is Your Oyster is here to support all travelers around the world and…

National Geographic Travel Radio: Uganda

National Geographic Travel Radio: Uganda

National Geographic Travel Radio   In this weeks National Geographic Travel Radio our host Jan Thurm will be talking to Daniel Roelands, a third-year International Business Administration student from Rotterdam,…

Lack of money? You can still travel!

This radio show will introduce you to a new travel hotspot in Europe – Lithuania – and estimate how much money you would spend for a trip there. Recently, the…

Problems with Polak

During the last couple of years, students have been complaining about the on going construction on the Erasmus University campus. However, the complaining has gotten more and more intense, as…

Digging deeper: a student’s opinions on Aamir Khan

In this week’s Radio 1 feature, we dig deeper into the Aamir Khan effect that has imploded on social media all over India. Trust me when I say it’s going…

The Futile Craze of the January Sales

The January sales drive people crazy and shoppers often find themselves buying stuff they don’t end up using. People react to the red price tags and the low prices instead…

The Music Countdown Show- Greatest hits of 2015

The Music Countdown Show is a weekly show that plays a list of the top 5 songs of a certain theme. Since it is almost the end of the year,…

Exchange Destinations: Let’s Choose Prague!

Exchange Destinations: Let’s Choose Prague!

Every January, IBCoM second year students are busy with choosing destinations they would prefer to go to on their exchange. Exchange Destinations is here every Tuesday evening to bring a…

Marijiuana Stories

Marijiuana Stories

  This weeks feature for “Points Joints” on Erasmus FM investigates how international exchange students cope or do not cope with relaxed drug laws here in the Netherlands. This weeks story…

The World’s Voice: ‘Sustainable Development Goals’

The World’s Voice: ‘Sustainable Development Goals’

In Radio 8’s weekly program ‘The World’s Voice’, Inge Lamberts tackles current issues and goes on the streets to ask people about their opinion. This week, she investigates the Global…

Radio Podcast: Home

   The definition of ‘’home’’ is hard to grasp, even more so for an IBCoM student. It is one of the hardest and most common questions asked; yet we still…

How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking?

Are you one of those people who experiences a nervous breakdown before giving a presentation? If you are, then maybe you are suffering from the so called “fear of public…

Holiday 101 Radio special segment on Bangkok, Thailand.

Mateo Garcia Ramirez, host of the Holiday 101 station, will introduce the South East Asian country of Thailand and share some tips and personal experiences that he had while visiting…

ClubLife Radio Episode 6 – Prevent Hearing Damage

ClubLife Radio Episode 6 – Prevent Hearing Damage

Radio Feature by Brigit van der Goes Hearing loss because of loud sounds in the music and entertainment industries is becoming a serious problem. People should protect themselves to prevent…

JBeebs (Radio Feature)

JBeebs (Radio Feature)

Whether you are an avid fan or a true hater, there is no denying that Justin Bieber’s newest album ‘Purpose’ has some awesome songs on the track list. This Radio…

Vitamin Sea Magazine

Vitamin Sea Magazine

Vitamin Sea Ever felt like winter is just too boring and you need a break? Plan a getaway! This magazine offers you some great places to find rest and to…

STUDFOOD

STUDFOOD

STUDFOOD MAGAZINE  A magazine including everything and anything you need to know about food right now! Made by: Kristóf Gellért Veres Nympha Richardson Beau Beckers Brigit van der Goes Brigit_vanderGoesEnthusiastic communication…

Meet Us At The Crossroads

  Welcome to the world of Crossroads Magazine. Before you start reading our stories, let us introduce ourselves. We are a team of five young journalism students producing a lifestyle…

STUFIT – Magazine

STUFIT – Magazine

STUFIT – Magazine A magazine with all sort of issues considering your health.  Made by:  Anya Maurus Anne Kik Sophie Poulsen Femke Bijl femke95More Posts…

Rotterdam: Heaven on Earth for Skateboarders

Skateboarding is a popular hobby among the youth, and you can probably find skateboarders everywhere across the country. However, when talking to fanatic skateboarders, it soon appears that not every…

‘Oliebollen’ Tradition – Unveiling the Mystery

‘Oliebollen’ Tradition – Unveiling the Mystery

It’s 3pm on Friday and there are already long queues waiting patiently in the wind under the cold rain attracted by the magic smell of freshly fried ‘Oliebollen’- Dutch doughnuts.…

THE CURSE OF THE BLUE TICKS: HOW WHATSAPP IS RUINING OUR RELATIONSHIPS

THE CURSE OF THE BLUE TICKS: HOW WHATSAPP IS RUINING OUR RELATIONSHIPS

A few weeks ago, my best friend (who preferred to remain anonymous) came over to my apartment to enjoy a supposedly wonderful night full of watching movies and drinking wine.…

Milano: Pizza of my heart

Milano: Pizza of my heart

Milano. A city radiating with energy, fashion, culture, design, and beauty at every corner. Most travellers would mistake Milan for a city from any country other than Italy, with high-rise…

Top 6 drugstore products: Beauty: My favourite budget make-up products

Top 6 drugstore products: Beauty: My favourite budget make-up products

 By: Freya Swales   Everybody loves a good deal, especially when the products are actually of good quality. This especially applies to make-up. Some women are fortunate enough that they…

The (chea) p/b est trip in your life

The (chea) p/b est trip in your life

The Netherlands is located in probably the best part of Europe, where every other European country can be reached within a maximum of 3.5 hours by plane. Moreover, Dutch people…

Say it loud. Say it clear. Refugees have made us fear?

Say it loud. Say it clear.  Refugees have made us fear?

The incessant flow of refugees is questioning Germany’s possibilities and social stability. Angela Merkel’s policy of open door needs refurbishment. Initially considered heaven on Earth for refugees, Germany is now…

Quit Your Job, Become a YouTuber

Quit Your Job, Become a YouTuber

“If life’s worth living, it’s worth recording” YouTube. The video-sharing website, you may know it. Set up in 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, it is the…

Living in no man’s land: Floortje Dessing’s journey to the end of the world

Living in no man’s land: Floortje Dessing’s journey to the end of the world

Have you ever thought of living at the end of the world? Floortje Dessing, presenter of TV show Floortje Naar Het Einde Van De Wereld (Floortje To The End Of…

“5 ways to keep you shining when the sun is not”

“5 ways to keep you shining when the sun is not” Oh how I love this gloomy period, when wind blows your thoughts away, rain is keeping you fresh and…

The Aamir Khan Effect: A New Wave Of Indian Patriotism?

The Aamir Khan Effect: A New Wave Of Indian Patriotism?

Quite recently, famous actor and philanthropist Aamir Khan made some comments about his family’s feelings regarding spending their lives in India. “Sometimes, Kiran (his wife) is scared about the future…

Movies Need Help!

In the thirties of the previous century, many theaters sold special tickets that gave unlimited access to all the films that were playing that week for a very cheap price.…

“Because I am one of them”

Flight 4U9525, the media’s coverage and society has another idea what depressions must be like. A widespread disease labeled with the idea of suicide. But is that all? Hannah tells…

Gaming: The Killer of Ambition

Gaming: The Killer of Ambition

Gaming: The Killer of Ambition As I made my way into his room, engulfed in the faint scent of Doritos and sweat, I found Arnold stooped over a large computer…

A Journey through Thailand

People have always had the urge and desire for adventures, journeys and explorations, the excitement of learning and experiencing from the unknown is what drives us to set out and…

BOYS AND FEMINISM: A WORLD OF MISCONCEPTIONS OR THE BEGINNING OF A UNION?

“Feminism:  the theory of the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” A definition established by Merriam Webster, but sadly not one that has been acknowledged by many. Nowadays,…

When technology lends us a hand

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When traditional Chinese food meets with French style

I’ve always been passion about food ever since I was a little kid. Luckily I was born in a country, which is known for its variety of food, China. My…

An Explanation of Four Letters

An Explanation of Four Letters Love Love is not just a four letter word. It’s not a thing nor a place and is impossible to comprehend as just a simple…

MALE MODELS SUFFER TOO

Men and eating disorders: Why pay attention to it? Her name was Isabelle Caro, she was a model. Died at the age of 28 in November 2010. The cause of…

Control your own dreams

Control your own dreams

‘’It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through!’’ – Elsa (Disney’s Frozen) Imagine a world where you can do everything. Every single action…

Internationals at Erasmus Sport Clubs: Aye To or Way to Go?

Internationals at Erasmus Sport Clubs: Aye To or Way to Go?

As soon as I entered the noisy, not so cosy, but nice sportscafé from Erasmus Sport, I saw Larissa sitting at one of the tables in the corner, together with…

Struggles of an IBCoM Graduate

By Jessica van Wijgerden The field of communication is tremendously popular one, however it carries a stigma of ambiguity concerning future job prospects. A successful career, economically speaking, is less…

Say No to hegemony!

Say No to hegemony!

I’m a Tseung Kwan O resident. I have been living here for ten years. I went to the wet market with my mum today. It has been a long time…

Max Verstappen, the next Formula One world champion?

While his age has been widely discussed around the paddock, his mature behavior and unique driving style have taken away all the skepticism about the eighteen-year-old Max Verstappen. After an…

The Single Truth To Find True Love

The Single Truth To Find True Love

It appears to be the greatest struggle of the 21st century. After merely a single glance at any television program, newspaper spread or Facebook page one can find herself drooling…

Doing Exchange in Prague: A Great Value Option

Doing Exchange in Prague: A Great Value Option

In this new series we want to help IBCoM students decide on what destinations to pick for their exchange wish lists. We have reached out to our international students who…

The incredibility behind Humans of New York’s triumph

Stories of immigrants, lovers, families, widowers, children and street artists. Stories of sorrow and stories of joy. What is the overarching thing that makes those narratives so exceptional? They are…

Praying for Paris is wrong and here’s why

When it comes to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the call for prayer on social media platforms is irritating. Although it is always maintained, the Islamist terrorism has nothing…

Our War on Terror

Our War on Terror It has now been over 3 weeks since France’s city of love has been hit by a series of coordinated terrorist attacks. On the night of…

Why It Is About Time to Start Trusting Your Au Pair

For stay-home mothers, the decision to return to work is a big step; to swap the playground with the coffee room, the diaper changing table with a desk full of…

A new western student’s perspective on life: my personal experience through “Visionary music festivals”

In 2015, near Christmas, the world is suffering as well as humans: economy is recessing, world conflicts and tensions are getting bigger and bigger, the U.N. climate summit is being…

Nintendo’s Venture into the Market of Mobile Gaming: Step Forward or Repeating Past Mistakes?

Nintendo’s Venture into the Market of Mobile Gaming: Step Forward or Repeating Past Mistakes?

Recently, Nintendo has announced their first game for smartphones to finally enter in to the mobile gaming market, Miitomo; the game will mainly revolve around the Mii’s we have come to love, and them interacting with other Mii’s through a social media-esque platform called My Nintendo. Even though the announcement for Nintendo’s emergence into the mobile gaming market was vaguely announced in the past summer, this announcement for Miitomo really sparked up a discussion on this new approach of Nintendo, especially since the company has been known to furiously protect its IP’s [exclusive franchises]. Furthermore, many fans questioned this approach, since they feared that Nintendo might forget their loyal fans by focusing on a broader audience again; think back to the early 2000’s and we all remember the Wii Sports and Brain Training games Nintendo came up with. Surely these games were financial goldmines, but it left many Nintendo fans displeased after which many chose the XBOX or the Playstation as their new favorite consoles. However, (now passed away) former CEO of Nintendo Satoru Iwata claimed in a Q&A interview that the fans do not have to worry: ‘’… On the other hand, if the ported game does not reproduce the same satisfactory experiences that the original game provided, information that the game is not satisfactory would just end up spreading and, therefore devalue the content’’. Iwata hereby claims that Nintendo will definitely pay attention to keep the gameplay quality of mobile games at least as high as with the console games, since Iwata has claimed that they will bring their IP’s to the mobile market: “We aim to develop and release our smart device applications with Nintendo IP which, after their releases, will help you to say, ‘Now I understand what Nintendo meant,’ or ‘This is indeed a win-win situation for both smart device applications and dedicated game systems’’. Even though these are very promising words, Nintendo has been wrong about the success of its systems in the past: take for example the Virtual Boy, which was released in 1995; the console only sold 770.000 units in its entire lifespan, which is a saddening low amount compared to the sales of the NES (61.9 million) and the SNES (20 million). This console failed due to a couple of reasons, the first one being that the technology used for the console (3d graphics out of a ‘’portable’’ console) was too expensive and rushed to the market. This meant that game developers that wanted to make games for the Virtual Boy, simply did not have the knowledge to use the technology or the willingless to spend money to learn it, which is a very understandable business choice. Therefore, as a consequence of this expensive and rushed technology, the Virtual Boy had almost no launch titles, nor did it have a lot of games due to a lack of third party support. Lastly, the price was incredibly high for a ‘’portable’’ console, having a price tag of $180, excluding the cost of batteries; advanced technology like that at the time couldn’t last for very long with the batteries that were available back then. So then why is it important when looking at the present and the future? Because Nintendo made the same mistakes with the Wii U, released in 2012: Following the financial success of the Wii (with over 100 million units sold as of 2012), Nintendo figured that they could probably pull off the same financial stunt with the Wii U; bread and butter, right? Unfortunately, they were wrong. As we all know, the Wii U system comes with a tablet controller that would once again change gaming forever, by having the player control the game using the tablet, and then seeing the interaction with the game on TV; as new and revolutionary as this may be, the technology used for the Wii U was, once more, too complicated for game developers to use or to invest the time and money needed to figure it out. In other words, the technology was rushed to the market, in an effort to keep up with the idea of releasing a new console every 5 years, which had always been the case beforehand. Similar to the Virtual Boy, this meant that the Wii U itself cost $250 at its release (excluding the price of a game), and that there were next to no games available from the start. Also, there was again no third party support from other developers, plus the battery life of the tablet is quite short. Do not get me wrong; I own a Wii U myself, and I use it quite regulary. However, I use it with a Gamecube controller, a controller that is now 15 years old and has ,in my opinion, not been surpassed by any new Nintendo controller yet. You may be wondering why this applies to Nintendo’s decision to enter the mobile gaming market; well, in a direct way it does not. The point here however, is that Nintendo does not have the best history when it comes to makeing decisions. Then again, Nintendo is definitely not the worst; take for example Sega, who were so stubborn in their gaming hardware strategy, that they went bankrupt because they were not willing to change with the market, but to fight this market instead. Furthermore, the upcoming release of the mobile game Pokémon Go has gotten a lot of fans psyched , meaning that Nintendo does have a good view on how to please its fans. Should Nintendo ride the waves of the red ocean known as mobile gaming, or should they stick with what they know? Personally, I’m skeptical, but also very excited to see how it will all turn out. KarimH95Bruh.More Posts…

Fablab Rotterdam

Fablab Rotterdam

The Fablab in Rotterdam is a place where Fablabers share their ideas and all sorts of projects with other Fablabers in order to use the machinery for free. Sounds interesting?…

True love online

True love online

Nowadays, more and more people try to find potential partners online. Is it due to it’s time saving conditions? The wish to avoid first face to face awkwardness? It got…

The sustainable future of Erasmus

Sustainability is one of the central topics in modern society. Erasmus University Rotterdam is partaking in this cause with the opening of the Erasmus Sustainability Hub. However, the Sustainability Hub…

FeatureCeption

FeatureCeption

As a part of the New Media Production Course, IBCoM students are required to do a video feature. In teams of four or five people, they need to come up…

The multicultural face of Rotterdam

Rotterdam its habitants come from all over the world. Therefore you will feel at home here, no matter where you are from! You will find that there are shops, restaurants, supermarkets…

Starting a business abroad: a positive story about the support of family and friends.

Starting a business abroad: a positive story about the support of family and friends.

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Part time jobs-a great way for university students to get some extra cash

Rotterdam is the second biggest city in the Netherlands and sometimes it can be quite expensive. That is why a huge percentage of all university students in the city seek…

TV series as a big distraction

TV series as a big distraction

The time of just turning on the TV is over. Nowadays people download and stream series that they like. Especially people in the category 18 to 29 (Statista, 2015) watch…

Debunking the Crazy in Crazy Cat Lady

This is a radio feature focusing on changing cat people and their “crazy” reputation by focusing on the “crazy” things other kinds of pet owners, namely dog people, do. It…

Interview With Georgia’s Former Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Vera Kobalia

For my fictional radio program “The talks” (for my radio feature assignment), I interviewed Georgia’s former Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Vera Kobalia. Vera was appointed as a minister…

World News

Pim Carp, 376850 In this news radio podcast I, Dave Burgundy, alongside a team of determined journalists, will be presenting the most important developments in the world at this very…

Pressure on students: will it only get worse?

Research has shown that students nowadays have to deal with a lot more stress and pressure then students 40 or 50 years ago. The question is where this increased pressure…

Radio Feature on the upcoming IBCoM Exchange

Second year IBCoM students are applying for their third year’s exchange. However, not all students are deciding to go on exchange. I talked to a couple of students to find…

Cooking at home: Honing traditional Dutch cake mix with Irene Bettet

Cooking at home: Honing traditional Dutch cake mix with Irene Bettet

Click here to listen Hatta FM in association with Honing presents to you the Cooking at Home podcast with our special guest Irene Bettet. Bettet is a regular on this…

How to make your long distance friendship work

Today I want to talk about something very special; something no one should and could live without. You get your first when you are only a couple years old, and…

The beautiful new location of Oisterwijk on Ice

During the Christmas Holidays, I visited the ice rink in Oisterwijk, located at Piet Plezier. It was the first time it was organized here, previous years it was located in…

Radio Feature: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

Radio Feature: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

The new blockbuster of the Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay part 1, portrays the paradox of a big budget film depicting a revolution against materialism. Both the profit based decisions like…

Fit or Quit

The main idea of the radio feature is to satirically analyze the highly superficial fitness trend that currently drives more and more people into gyms and pushes them to buy…

What’s wrong between the media and women? Radio Eleven – The Radio for Women

Radio Eleven – The radio for women and intellectual listening. This episode of the today show at Radio Eleven will discuss the media’s impact on women in heterosexual romantic relationships,…

Mondays with Mar: Fitness and getting in shape

All tunes used belong to their rightful owners. marjolein_vandijk_group_cMore Posts…

Children of Diplomats are Tired of Moving!

Children of Diplomats are Tired of Moving!

Children of diplomats are forced to move around every three of four years due to the requirements of their parents’ work. Although the idea of living in many different countries…

Interstellar: More Than Just A Movie

Interstellar: More Than Just A Movie

The movie Interstellar by Christopher Nolan tackles some of the most quintessential social issues of our generation. Moreover, the movie also raises a variety of different questions regarding our role…

it is hard to learn Dutch in the Netherlands

Due to the international nature of Dutch society, many internationals do not get a chance nor have the need to learn Dutch language. This feature is discovering whether it is…

Hofbogen Future

This radio feature is about the Hofbogen in Rotterdam North, an old railway that they want to renovate and give an innovative future to. It’s a project that has become…

The Great Delays of the NS

Everybody who travels by train in the Netherlands frequently will identify with this radio feature. It’s about the fact that delays or cancelled departures happen on a daily basis, leaving…

TheDarkSidesofCouchsurfing

      The angle of this radio feature is to ask whether visiting the world through CouchSurfing is indeed for free as the Couchsurfing company claims? IS IT REALLY…

Radio feature Jana Stroop & Tessa Boon

Radio feature Jana Stroop & Tessa Boon

Tessa Boon (383708)   Our radio feature is a recognizable podcast for a target group that is close to ourselves. We set up the feature as if it is part…

Radio Feature – “Screen-Art”

Name: Rogi Louter; Student Number: 389423; Course: New Media Production; Assignment: Radio feature; Lecturer: Dr. Kapoor; Date: 12-01-2014; Word Count: 97 As a guest of my radio show “Screen-Art”, I invited the Dutch documentary maker Jan…

92.3FM IFFR Series: ‘La Source des Femmes’ Review

On the 5pm show at 92.3FM, DJ Nabs does her bi-weekly film recommendations in spirit of the upcoming IFFR event. In this show, DJ Nabs reviews one of her all-time…

The Erasmus University Podcast: Exchange Talk

It is that time of year again; the exchange deadline is rapidly approaching. While exchange is of course a wonderful opportunity to learn about and see other cultures and countries,…

Have you ever thought about the role of social media in organizations?

We all know that social media is always available. This can be done through your smartphone, tablet or computer. However have you ever thought about the role of social media…

Entering the grown-up life: How hard could student life get?

Entering the grown-up life: How hard could student life get?

If you had asked me two years ago what college life would be like and compared it to what I think now as a student- you will see a big…

Has the ‘Best Rapper Alive’ lost it?

Tom de Groot, USA TODAY – December 10, 2014 He has been active in the American rap scene since 1996, he has 155 nominations on his name of which he…

The key to gender equality

The key to gender equality

Most men still don’t regard themselves as feminists, while if you would ask them if they are pro gender equality they will wholeheartedly answer ‘’yes’’. Why is it that men…

The adaptation to the local culture of international students in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is not only known for being the second biggest city in the Netherlands but also for its multinational environment. Many different cultures and nationalities contribute to the diverse and…

Bill Cosby: How he betrayed a generation

Bill Cosby: How he betrayed a generation

              Last October, American actor and comedian Bill Cosby suddenly got a lot of media attention. During a performance, standup comedian Hannibal Buress accused…

With these words, I’m getting you a world map.

With these words, I’m getting you a world map.

In early August of 2013, I moved from my hometown of 18 years, Stamford, Connecticut, to study at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. When I first got started at Erasmus,…

Sexy & unpractical – Electric Cars & the future

What James Bond is to movies, Harvey Specter is to television. Dressed in perfectly tailored three-pieced suits and shooting one-liners left, right, and center, Suits’ Harvey Specter has been touted…

I’m a Legal Alien; I’m a Turkish Man in Holland

I’m a Legal Alien; I’m a Turkish Man in Holland

For decades now, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have been home to several million Turkish immigrants. Although Turkish immigrants have spread around the world very rapidly in the past few…

Ingress – Capture Rotterdam, Make Friends

It is late Friday night and I am ready to go out. One last time to go through the checklist. Coat – on me. Phone – charged. Gloves that work…

Formulaic television – How we love (hating) it

Formulaic television series are a phenomenon we all know, with ‘formulaic’ meaning predictable, unoriginal. These descriptions show us just how negatively we perceive such formulas. With successful, mind-blowing series such…

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Exactly 21 years ago. After being persecuted from motherland, due to civil war in Abkhazia, Georgia, Izolda Kvitsiani, came to Netherlands with her family – having no choice but to…

The contemporary cultural moments of our society

We live in a society today where we want to belong and connect with each other, we want to share what we belief. We mainly share content that appeals to…

The world fascinating dystopian societies on your bookshelf

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French (literary?) Bestseller

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Last Church Standing

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RACE WARS: The Hate Awakens

RACE WARS: The Hate Awakens

October 2012 was a new dawn for Star Wars with the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney and right away announcing a new trilogy to follow up the prequel and original…

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Big Life Decisions: To Join Or Not To Join?

Big Life Decisions: To Join Or Not To Join?

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Stress Management: A must in modern society

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The Unethical World of Unpaid Internships

The Unethical World of Unpaid Internships

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The double power of Samba

The double power of Samba

Movie sequels are rarely seen as better than the original movie. I wonder why a general tendency of disappointment and a common feeling of unmet expectations seems to exist among…

Nollywood: Nigeria Like You Have Never Seen It Before

Nollywood: Nigeria Like You Have Never Seen It Before

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IBCoMing Together!

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The International IBCoM Family

With over 50 different nationalities taking part in the Media and Communication Bachelor, our students have experienced an incredible diversity of cultures that span across continents. We pride ourselves on…

Join us in IBCoM

IBCoM is not just a simple, easy-going bachelor program, it is a place where the future is discussed and it is the key to our understanding of the world. Because…

Happy that We are in IBCoM

Come to the International Bachelor of Communication and Media (IBCoM) in Erasmus University Rotterdam to experience the dynamic and diversity of this study. Not only that the students of IBCoM…

Take ICT & Int’l devpt and make a change

How often do you think “I will make a difference, I will make a change”? Unfortunately, for many people those are just words and they rather go on Facebook and…

IBCoM Promo: Different personalities, one community

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Why study IBCoM? Studytrip to Curaçao!

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Behind the scenes of IBCoM

Behind the Scenes of IBCoM gives us a closer look into the actual experiences of four students who were randomly assigned to work together in a group for assignments. Outtakes…

IBCoM is diversity

Within the ‘International Bachelor Communication and Media’, otherwise known as IBCoM, multinational diversity is what serves as the main characteristic of the study. It is never an uncommon sight for…

IBCoM paves the way for furure entrepreneurs

In this short video, we have decided to focus on one particular aspect of our programme – the fact that IBCoM is a great programme for young entrepreneurs. In this video…

Global Advertising at IBCoM

There are various ways to show the diversity and creativity that IBCoM strikes, however the course Global Advertising might have it all lined up in its course guide. A course…

Join the IBCoM Family

IBCoM being one of the few international studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam offers an international perspective on communications and media, with diverse students from all over the world. The…

New Media Production – Get creative

New Media Production is one of the more practical courses of the IBCoM program although it also includes a lot of theoretical insights into movie-making. The big assignment that students…

New Media Production

Are you interested in both theoretical and practical aspects of media and communication? Then IBCoM may be the perfect blend for you! New Media Production illustrates how IBCoM links the…

Media and Politics at IBCoM

Media and Politics is one of the seminars offered by IBCoM to second-year students. Maximilian DonnermeyerErasmus @ EUR | FU Berlin Media/Communication + Political Science | Hockeyplayer TCBW Berlin/L.O.H.C. |…

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IBCoMagazine for IBCoMmers

For a program like IBCoM, there needs to be a magazine as multinational as the program itself. IBCoMagazine is published every two months to update its readers who are both…

An Insight into Public Diplomacy

The International Media and Communication program at Erasmus University provides its second and Third year students with a broad and diverse spectrum of courses as it gives students the freedom…

Cinema and Society

Cinema has a great influence on societies worldwide. The idea behind it exemplifies the taken-for-granted undervalues contained within a society, as it portrays its historical, cultural, and social backgrounds. By…