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My study exchange in the Soo

Greetings from Canada! I am currently living in a friendly border city called Sault Ste. Marie. I am here to do my study exchange in Algoma University, which is a small but very multicultural university. I have stayed here almost three months now and I have enjoyed every moment. I chose to live on campus in townhouses where I have three lovely roommates which makes this experience even more fun. Canadians truly are the nicest and the most polite people I have met and because the school is rather small you will definitely make new friends while you are here.

The International Bridge
The International Bridge

I am taking five business courses and I can tell that the workload is much more than in TAMK but the courses are not necessarily more difficult. We have a lot of quizzes, assignments, midterms and final exams that take most of my time. Studying here in a university is more about theory and memorizing chapters from thick books. Be prepared to spend a LOT of money on buying your school books, it surprised me how expensive the school books were. The class sizes are about the same than in TAMK and the classes are well planned ahead and they follow their syllabus.

Shingwauk Hall
Shingwauk Hall

       I like to spend my spare time here with my international friends and go explore the Soo. In addition to eating pancakes with maple syrup, hiking and hockey seems to be a thing here. Therefore, I would recommend going on a hike to Robertson Cliffs and watching a Soo Greyhounds hockey game. There is never a dull moment because the university arranges every week all sorts of activities from different sports to karaoke so there is always something to do on campus as well.

The view from Robertson Cliffs
The view from Robertson Cliffs

 

XOXO

Else