An ordinary day at Simon Fraser University

It has been two months since we landed in Vancouver. We are closer to the end of the adventure than to its beginning, and our experience so far allows us to describe what a casual day at SFU looks like.

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Vancouver, Greenest City by 2020

January, 2nd 2017

We took the bus #145, from SFU to the skytrain station and one stop later, we arrived at Lougheed Mall Centre. With empty bags and a list of items, we walked towards our main destination: Walmart. Continue reading

Tips about New York

Restaurants

NYC restaurants’ notation: what you should know!

You might or might not yet have seen in the restaurant front letters such as « A », « B » or « C ». It is not simply letters they do give information on the cleanliness and health of the restaurant. This notation system has been set up because, every year, 10 000 persons were intoxicated and thousands hospitalized.  Continue reading

Museum & gold Vault Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Museum & Gold Vault tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is not the most famous activity to do in New York, such as the Statue of Liberty or the MOMA for instance, but it is really worth it! We heard about this activity when we went on our Financial District tours with Pace University.  We were very curious to enter the Fed’s building and to see gold vaults. Continue reading

A year in Grenoble

I’m Kevin Della Pace and i’m on exchange from University College Dublin. I’ve spent a year in Grenoble now so I wanted to part my experiences to you.

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After finding out that my Erasmus was set for Grenoble in April, I had the whole summer for it to build up and eventually sink in. France, a new country with different ways of doing things as well as a new culture to get used to. Granted I am half Italian so I have some understanding of how a Latin country works (to a degree!) So I wasn’t too worried about coming here in fact if anything I was very excited as France is one of the places I have been longing to live in ever since I started going there when I was a little kid living next door in Italy. Continue reading