Anais B and Viviane B on the Top of Cypress Mountain
Like Grenoble, Vancouver is surrounded by splendid mountains named Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour. If you are choosing among several winter activities such as snow tubing or skiing, snowshoeing is definitely a very nice way to enjoy the Canadian landscapes! It’s economical and gives a way to admire the sun passing through the conifers.
You can read below the little story of our first snowshoeing session on a sunny day! But snowshoeing is also enjoyable on a normal rainy day because it’s snowing in the mountains: we did it again with other students of the GEM Program in Whistler (the famous ski station which welcomed the Olympic Games in 2010) and we felt like entering the enchanting world of Narnia!
This article was written by Hannah Hine from Aston University, England who was an exchange student this semester.
Christmas felt like it began in mid-November here in Grenoble, when the university wasfilled with skis, boards, boots, poles and all sorts of snow accessories and clothing. The event, known as “Bourse aux Skis” enables students to buy new and ex-display skis and snowboards for low prices. The event lasted for three days, and there was a real buzz around school as students excitedly picked out their gear for the year.
It’s December in Grenoble! This means snow-covered Alps and a busy GEM campus! The fall semester is in full swing! This year, the International Center of Affairs was proud to welcome 88 students from all over the world from countries like Singapore, USA and Brazil! But for some of our international students, December means the end of their time here! We will take this time to hear about their experience, and reflect on their integration in GEM.
Chinese people have three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. They don’t have a coffee time in the afternoon like we would have in France. Next, the Chinese eat their lunch around midday and their dinner time is also earlier than us, around 5pm.
Example of the Conviviality of Chinese people and Chinese meals