"What does it have to do with the stars?" A priest, friend of mine, once asked this to a couple who was making out in a park bench, after they had stopped once they had seen him. Before the exams this a gesture that helps me to face the challenges created by the exam period. To take my exams seriously is to live what is given to me at the fullest. I see this study weekend as an opportunity to live my exams at the fullest, connecting my studies with my life. In the morning prayer we will start by challenging ourselves to look at what we will see during the day within a broader horizon. Then we will study in a silent environment (or in a separate space if some group work needs to be done) we will have the meals, Saturday night evening and mass together. To study together is a help to view our studies in the totality of reality. To study among friends help us to stay in focus and be less distracted. We might be studying completely different things but we are united by the same thirst to know more about reality. To study together is a help to keep present the reasons of "why we are studying". In the evening we will have a more relaxed moment to "steam off" the work of the day, but even this gesture is thought as part of the whole, for it allows to look at the faces that helped us during the day. In the end, this gesture helps me to judge if what I am doing has to do with the stars." (Joao Miguel Gabriel)
Everyone should bring his or her own study books and material (of course). Meals, drinks and snacks are provided. A contribution of 15 euros is asked for the meals (2 times breakfast, 2 lunches, one dinner).
Everyone sleeps in his own house.
If you participate, you participate in the whole study weekend: from Saturday morning 8:00am until Saturday night, including the evening program; and from Sunday morning 8:00am until after the International Student Mass (ends at 6:00pm).