Winter is fast approaching, and with it comes months of cold, wet, and snow. It takes a lot more planning and preparation to make sure you stay warm and dry for the next 5 months or so. And being from Bermuda, I know how important it is to be prepared for the cold! Ensure you’re ready for the winter season by making sure you have everything featured on this list! [Read more…]
Not able to be with family this year for Thanksgiving? Still want the great food, memories, and fantastic company? Having a nice, hot, Thanksgiving meal with a group of friends is a great way to spend the holiday away from home! A great Friendsgiving will take some planning, but you’ll find the rewards delicious.
You’ve likely taken care of the big to-dos by now (registered for classes, found a place to live, figured out your health & dental plan situation, etc.), so here are some smaller ones that you can tackle! While they may not make-or-break your university experience, they’ll certainly help.
Starting university in a new country can be pretty scary! Before I arrived in Nova Scotia, I was a mess of nerves. I worried about how I would make friends, what classes would be like and how to get comfortable in the city. Lucky for me, I attended Dalhousie’s orientation for international students! I found myself surrounded by other international students and there was so much to learn.
Before you arrive at Dalhousie for the first time, you’ll find yourself worrying about what to pack. If you are traveling a long distance to Canada, it’s a good idea to think about what you will be bringing with you to begin your new adventure! Here are a few things to consider while you pack your suitcase. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again: all the fun year-end events are happening! There are society galas and cultural nights galore! And the best part is you don’t have to be in a particular program or part of a society to enjoy them! So clean yourself up, put on your fancy clothes, and let off some steam as you prepare for your finals. Here are a bunch of them to check out, and you can always find other great things to do at dal.ca/studentevents. [Read more…]
Believe it or not, final exams are going to be here before you know it and now is the time to start preparing. You may not be able to control time, but there are some things you can do to control how you spend it.
Being from Bermuda, I wasn’t used to tons of snow and freezing temperatures, which are both trademarks of Nova Scotia living. Imagine my surprise my first winter semester at Dal when it snowed and snowed…and kept snowing! Snow is beautiful, but not so much when it’s up to your knees and you’ve got to trudge through it to get to class when you’d rather just stay in bed. Yes, winter can be a hassle, but here’s how you can make those long winter months halfway bearable. [Read more…]