Posted By: Sheila Pan on March 24, 2010
I’m currently in my final stretch of 3rd year; classes end this week for the kids at the Bader International Study Centre and then exams promptly start next week. Life has been pretty hectic these few weeks as much of the assignments here are due within a two week period. Exams will take us to April 9 and then most of us will be heading home. Many people who aren’t heading home are either doing more travelling or participating in an archeological dig that is taking place for 2 weeks after exams end. I don’t know much about it, but basically the students participating will be digging up Roman ruins. It sounds like a ton of fun, but I’ll be flying home so unfortunately I can’t participate.
The archeological dig is just one of the many exciting events that get planned here every semester. They vary depending on the semester, but there are usually 2-3 major student events that go on. Also this semester, student services organized a weekend trip to Cornwall, which is King Arthur country. I didn’t go on that trip either because I had planned my Barcelona trip weeks in advance.
There are many other ways of getting involved as well. Many students plan student concerts, choirs, dinner parties, trips to concerts or soccer games. A few weeks ago many of the students here went to see the England versus Egypt game in London and personally saw David Beckham, so that was an exciting experience for them. It is super easy to get involved here, there is also student council and other student clubs, almost like you’re back in high school again.
Anyhow, I know I really enjoyed my semester here, its really been a once in a lifetime experience for me. This weekend I’ll be heading to London for a few days before flying off to Prague, Vienna and Zurich for a week with other Queen’s Commerce students who are on exchange to various parts of Europe. Its really going to be a lot of fun because we haven’t seen each other in so long, one of the people coming on this trip is also my housemate from back in Kingston.
I believe many of you have already received your offers from Queen’s and may or may not have accepted yet. I congratulate you on your acceptance and hope that you can join me in being a part of the Queen’s commerce community. Hope to see you in September!