After having completed 1 semester at UBC (wow time flies!!) I thought I’d share what a typical day looks like (the fun and the not-so-fun bits!)
Setting off for my 8am lecture – yep you heard me right, 8am!! It’s safe to say I now appreciate UoM’s 10am lectures a lot more. But on the plus side it was pretty cool seeing the sunrise over the mountains! The view never gets dull
8 am – 11 am
Time for class! Today I had two 1.5 hour long lectures straight after each other which is quite a lot that early in the morning haha, but you learn to push through (with the help of a big Tim Horton’s coffee!). The classroom style can be quite different to UoM – it can feel slightly like you’re back at school!
11 am – 12:15 pm
Usually between classes I’d try and catch up on a few readings and eat lunch in the IKB learning centre on campus. This library has a more chilled atmosphere compared to other ones on campus, and it’s nice to study there with friends.
12:15 pm – 2 pm
Last class of the day yay!! I was lucky to finish every day at 2pm last semester leaving my evenings free to explore Vancouver and see friends:)
2 pm – 4:30 pm
Fitting in a few more hours of studying back in my uni accommodation – Walter Gage! It’s so close to everything on campus which is really useful and plus I lucked out with a pretty incredible view of the mountains and downtown Vancouver! It can make it a struggle to concentrate on work though haha
5 pm – 7 pm
When on exchange you want to try and do and see as much as possible in the place you’re lucky enough to study in. In this case I caught the bus with friends to South Granville to explore some of the best thrift shops in Vancouver – Mintage Mall had lots of great, not too expensive finds!!
7 pm – 9 pm
The food Vancouver might be best known for??? Sushi! This was my first sushi experience EVER (crazy, I know) and I have to say it was pretty good:)) The Yam (Canadian for sweet potato) sushi rolls were delicious!! I’ll definitely be visiting more sushi restaurants this term.