Month: October 2017

Are you ready for SCAN ?

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Hey, you visitor!
Is SCAN the right place for you? Can you really manage that much stress and still enjoy all the fun at INSA? Can you be cool enough to survive 2 years in the most special section at INSA?
WELL, you think you can …
Here is the right quiz for you, my future SCAN companion.

Did you understand everything so far?

Do you still want to be a SCAN member after this dreadful description?

How long does it take for you to finish a whole jar of nutella with a tea spoon?

In what color would you prefer to dye your hair?

Until what time can you stay up at night and still manage to understand the chemistry course in the morning?


Can you sit in a room where chairs rotate and still concentrate on OPTICS !?

Are you following @marcellesac on instagram?

Did you go and followed him right now?(don’t lie)

Are you ready to have the best 2 years of your life?


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There are many reasons for joining SCAN, but one that is invoked often is : « WE HAVE A SECOND INTEGRATION WEEKEND! ». Well, we can assure you that it is definitely a plus.

And if you ask SCAN students whether the classic WEI (for all the first year) or the WISC (SCAN Integration Weekend) is the best, you’ll most likely hear a « go to the WISC, why are you even hesitating! ».

So we decided to make a comparison between the WISC and the WEI, to fully demonstrate how great SCAN section is.

Ever since the day we, SCAN students, came to INSA, we were waiting for this one big event, known to be the one that would let us get to know each other better… the WISC.
We all prepared our bags on Friday afternoon and met later on at the K-fet to enjoy a nice beer.
The next morning at 8 am, our 2h30 journey began. There were two buses, each containing 50 first year and second year students all mixed up.
Time passed really quickly, and before we knew it, we were there and had to choose our rooms ( we had the choice to divide ourselves into a group of 2, 4 or 6 however we wanted to).
After lunch, all the fun activities started: we were divided into groups and had games battles.

At 9 pm, the party started. While some people stayed up till 12 or 1 am, other managed to stay awake till 4 am.
On the next morning, at 9 am, we all met up outside to have an amazing breakfast together in the bruise of air. We then spent most of the day playing cards, listening to music, having conversations here and there. At 4 pm, it was time to go back to INSA. We checked our rooms, arranged our stuff and bags and got in the buses.
Even though there was some downs, we all spent an amazing weekend together and we most certainly got to know each other a whole lot better. It is not an event that should be missed under any circumstance.

For the WEI, we went to Vias, next to the Mediterranean sea, so we had a long night in the bus before arriving. On the morning we did activities in groups, and the afternoon was rather about the beach and pool.
Then came the WEI party. The theme was the sea so there were many costumes.

In the morning, the fanfare woke everyone up, then it was time to clean up the bungalows and get our bags in the buses. We left at 3 pm, and arrived at INSA around 10 pm, with hoarse voices and sand in our shoes.

It is a great opportunity to spend an amazing weekend with people you already know, but also to meet people who are not in SCAN or in your INSA family.

To sum it all up, our personal advice would be: if you have the chance, go to both the WISC and the WEI. And if not, we’d recommend you go to the WISC because it can help you get to know your classmates a lot better.