University: Thompson Rivers University
Continent: North America
Field of study: business administration
Study type: bachelor’s degree
First the most important thing: It was the best time of my studies and I have never regretted spending my semester abroad in Canada. Check mcat-test-centers.com to see Universidad De Chile.
The university in Kamloops is quite manageable and has a total of 7000 students. After the obligatory introductory week, you will at least know most of the international students and will receive lots of information and tips on student life in Canada. Alternatively, you can also use the time to travel, otherwise you only have the weekends during the semester and everything has to happen quickly. Otherwise, the university level is more like that of a German university of applied sciences, since the teaching style is usually very close to the textbook and the real challenge lies in the many assignments, presentations or group projects. In other words, “I’ve never done so little for finals!”
Speaking of travel, I would recommend this to everyone. This country is really beautiful and it’s not for nothing that many license plates in BC say “Beautiful British Columbia” and “The Best Place on Earth”. I won’t say anything about the trips. Everyone should have their exclusive experience and with a “Lonely Planet” they are well equipped.
Kamloops itself also has a lot to offer. Lots of little lakes for fishing, huge Provincional Parks for hiking and mountain biking (highly recommended!!!) and Sun Peaks ski resort!!! The beach at Riverside Park invites you to linger during the summer time. There are even really cool bars downtown, these ones, and you’ll have to get used to them, are unfortunately only open until 2am. And not to be underestimated, the Heroes (student bar on campus), which invites you to “Thirsty Thursday” every Thursday.
A few words about the living situation. I recommend the McGill Housing and Upper College Heights dormitories. Relatively cheap and lots of outgoing Canadians and “Internationals”. Homestay is only recommended to a limited extent, as you are more isolated from campus life.
In the end, what you do with the time is up to you. Be it skiing, simply traveling or endless parties with your fellow students….oh, I completely forgot to study!