Spring Break = FUN

Hi everyone,

One week on from Spring Break and I’m just about at the end of the road to recovery. Ended up going to Costa Rica with about 15 people, mostly Americans, but a couple of internationals and a few of the Americans from the exchange programme. We got a huge villa 5 minutes walk from the beach that backed onto the rainforest, was pretty awesome. Weather was ace, the house was great and the people too. We managed to get away and do a few day trips too and not restrict ourselves to simply the ‘traditional’ spring break activities – at least during the day. We did a rainforest tour and saw some cool animals, did a boat tour through the jungle where monkeys climbed onto the boat and we got to feed them fruit, went to a waterfall and some people did a canopy zipline through the rainforest, although by that time I was keeping a bit of an eye on the money front.

It was a great week and a really good break from the stresses of midterms, projects and countless activities at BC. As much as I love the place it does take a lot out of you and it was good to get away for a wee while. I would highly recommend going there for anyone in the states next year. Wasn’t a massive tourist spot but its unlike anywhere I’ve ever been, the beach runs into the rainforest and the neighbouring towns are full of bars and places to eat with a great buzz about the place. Basically Costa Rica is just a fun place.

Before all that fun though 6 weeks of class have flown by. Much the same as last semester, work is tough and you get a lot, but everyone here is on the same schedule so we get through it together. By this point in the year even all the exchange students are used to the work load, and it doesn’t even seem too bad anymore. Anyway, there are countless activities to act as distractions that take your mid away from it! Parties all weekend, things running mid week, and the weather is improving so there’s no need for those big winter coats any more thankfully. I even managed to get 18 holes in yesterday! I was also graced with a visit from Andy, one of Glasgow Uni’s other exchange students in McGill, Montreal. He stopped over for a weekend during his spring break, so was cool showing him a few things and people about campus, albeit briefly. Hopefully I will make it up to Montreal soon – maybe in the easter break in a few weeks time.

It’s a bit scary now to think that there’s only a little over 2 months of class time to go and by the end of May I will be on a plane back home to Glasgow. Time here has passed so quickly and I hope I can make the most of what I’ve got left. Currently a trip for easter break is in the planning process and then hopefully a week or so in California after the summer exams before it’s time to face reality and fly home for the Scottish summer.

I hope that many of you are considering or have applied to do an international exchange, and especially one at BC. For me, it’s been an incredible experience and one that I would repeat every year if I could. Everything here I cant recommend highly enough; from the classes and professors, to the sports and extra curricular, and of course all the people involved in the international programme at BC, who have made my time here what it has been. Awesome.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about any part of the exchange or about anything at BC.

Cheers for now



One Response

  1. Hey man,
    for sure come up to Montreal, the weather is fine, the snow has melted, the nightlife is great and there’s a bed with your name on it!

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