26.08.2014 - 31.08.2014 33 °C
Today I flew out of Vancouver at 9am, and because of the time difference landed in Toronto at 4:30pm. Here a bus from the university picked us up at about 7pm, it was about 8:30pm and dark by the time we got to the university. I checked in and collected my keys, and went to discover my accommodation. The townhouse is really nice, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a communal kitchen and living area. But I was a little shocked to find that there was no appliances, bedding, or TV. I took a big trip to Walmart the next day to buy essentials, and decided I would wait until the others moved in before buying anything else.
As an international student we had a 3 day program of getting to know each other and the university. The amount of Australian's here is definitely not lacking, there are moments when we are all in a group that you could just be in Australia. When I introduce myself to other students I now get a 'ohhhhhh another Australian' reply. I have also been mistaken, multiple times as; South African, Kiwi and British. The Canadian's tend to get a little more excited about us.
My housemates include another Aussie girl in the same course, and 2 Canadian boys. One whose Mum was lovely, telling me she would bring up any kitchen equipment we needed and that I could come and visit in Toronto.
The university campus is amazing! It is so clean, and very pretty, but also humongous with the 25,000 students that go here. The university has its own campus police, football ground, ice hockey ring, swimming pools, 16 restaurants, dieticians, physios, massage therapists, and pretty much anything you can name, need or want.
Classes start on Thursday so I am looking forward to getting back into some sort of routine!