On Tuesday evening, my last evening in Montréal, Maria and I had dinner with Clément, who is a former JKU Exchange Student. It was exciting to see him again and catch up!
This afternoon I arrived in Montréal. Maria picked me up at the métro station Berri-Uqam, the final stop of the L’Aérobus. She spoiled me with home made Gulasch for lunch! We took the bus to the university where I got a short campus tour–including the Thursday evening beer 4@7.
In the evening we walked down Rue St-Denis to Rue Ste-Catherine E. We were just strolling around downtown and enjoyed the city. Here are the pics.
I’m going to spend my Fall Break from Thursday October 9th to Wednesday October 15th in Canada! I am visiting Maria in Montréal and together with three other exchange students we are traveling to Toronto and Niagara Falls by car. I’m very much looking forward to it!
I have a new favorite leisure activity: playing pool. We are going like two times a week. One game is one Dollar. This evening we were at Famous Pub for dinner and some games afterwards. Roli is a good player!
Last Saturday I was shopping. I bought a new suit, which I need for the consulting class. We are supposed (which was actually not surprising) to wear a suit when we meet our clients–and another pants–there are some classes which request “business casual” for presentations, which is no jeans. The Cliff Shuttle goes to Lenox Square each Saturday. Here are some pictures! I don’t think clothes are cheap here. It’s actually the same price as in Austria – including the Dollar exchange rate.
Last Saturday ISSP (International Student and Scholar Programs) offered a great sightseeing tour. We visited the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, the Government Buildings and Martin Luther King Memorial. And we saw a lot of other sights on the bus tour: Coca Cola World, Georgia Aquarium, Martaret Mitchell’s House, CNN Headquater, Olympic Village at Georgia Tech and the Turner Field Baseball Stadion. Watch the pictures!
Today I got my first forwarded mail from Austria. It’s really nice to keep in touch with Austria this way.
I’m already here for more than a week! The first couple of days were rainy and misty because of a storm in Florida. Now, the weather is much nicer–I’ve been to the pool on Clairmont Campus on Sunday. Every building is air conditioned; not an urban legend indeed that you really need a pullover inside.
I did a lot during the last days: I’ve been to Maggie’s, a small neighborhood bar which is much rather a student’s bar (I bet you can’t graduate form Emory without having been there), to a house-party, to a kitchen-drinking-party, to Atlantic Station which is a shopping/entertainment/dining area (to which an Emory Shuttle runs on Saturdays), we played Nintendo Wii, we had dinner at the oyster-bar Six Feet Under, we played tennis, we were hanging out at the Clairmont swimming pool, we’ve been to the night club Opera, and last but not least: we had a few onboarding classes.
Here are some impressions about my stay so far:
Here is a nice picture my parents took when I took off heading to the United States! 🙂
The last few days a lot of work for my exchange program was completed. On Tuesday last week I got notified that I will receive full credit for all GBS (Goizueta Business School) Emory courses making them transferrable to my curriculum. Having that prerequisite completed, I applied for the exchange scholarship right away. On Monday morning, not even after a week, I got an email that my application was accepted. They handled it quite promptly!
My appointment at the consular section of the US embassy was last Friday. They took all my ten fingerprints! Today I got my passport with the visa returned. It’s looking stylish! 😉 I also purchased a translation of my driving license.
The last major thing is to find an apartment. Work in progress…