|Walking around the City Centre.|
These first few days have been full of getting settled, registering for school, finding grocery stores, and meeting new friends! Finding my accommodation was fairly easy, just had to work my two large suitcases in and out of the bus a few times and walk down a few flights of stairs. Luckily, I had help from a fellow student and once we got to my building there as a lift (elevator) so we did not have to haul the luggage up six flights of stairs. Everyone around campus was very nice and helpful with figuring out where to go.
I am sharing a flat with three other postgraduate students here at Strathclyde and we are about a ten to fifteen minute walk from campus. Being able to walk everywhere has been so nice and there is so much to see it feels more like a tour. Though the weather changes in a blink of an eye, so you must be equipped with an umbrella for the day (thanks for the tip Allen)! I was actually walking out of my building where it was raining and went about 10 feet and it stopped instantly.
|The street in front of Andrew Ure Hall.|
Yesterday, I was able to register with the school and get my id card. While in line I met two other female, international students in my program and so we were able to chat about the up coming orientation, hopes and concerns for the year, and how we were adjusting to the city. It will be great to see two familiar faces at orientation on Friday. The rest of the day was filled with grocery shopping (I'm so excited to have a store right down the block from my building) and getting to know other students.
I spent most of today walking through part of the city and buying things for the semester. Since my dad had brought me to visit Glasgow in March, I have been able to make my way back to the areas we saw and feel like I have a head start. Hopefully that is a good sign for the start of a new school year and living in a new country.