Hello! I am writing around the middle of my studies here in Canada. My “midterms” have just finished nearly two weeks ago and I am now preparing for my final assignments all due in the first two weeks of April. Time truly does fly by when you’re having fun. I thought it would be helpful to reflect back on the past two months being here and discuss how best to prepare for the month of March where reading week and your midterms will take place.
By Christevie Ngoma, University of Toronto, Canada
I decided to take advantage of being close to North America and travel to New York! All I needed was a travel buddy! I have a friend in Montreal whose doing an exchange year at McGill University, and she had a visitor from the U.K. so we all decided to be tourists together!
So this is quite a hard topic to write about for me, it’s very exposing and although I am fairly comfortable talking to my friends about my mental health, it’s a whole other ballgame having to write openly about it on a university blog post!
By Lara Bradley, The University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
The weather in Boulder, Colorado is insane. When I first arrived, the sun was blazing and temperatures hit well over 30° for weeks- and I had packed only one pair of shorts. Fast forward 2 months later, and the first snow storm hits. These storms are intense- heavy snow for hours, strong winds, and temperatures that dip below -20°. Generally, these winter storms leave Boulder with 6-10 inches of snow. After spending 2 years in Manchester, I did not come to Colorado prepared for the snow- but now, I’m basically an expert. So without further ado, here is a locals guide to surviving the snow.
By Lara Bradley, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
In many ways, the US education system is really different from the UK’s- and while you might not be thinking about academics very much right now, knowing these differences could help you adjust quicker and concentrate on all the other things you can do in college.