Wednesday, July 2, 2008

First Day At University of Toronto's Summer Mentorship Program

One word. AMAZING!!!

So today was the first day at UofT's SMP. Taking the subway and the bus all by myself definately is a new experience and I am loving it!! It feels so cool, haha! Very fun as well! Hopefully I will not get lost .. I shouldn't.. I mean, it's a simple route :) *fingers crossed* And walking back and forth to the Station is a delight on its own! The whole area is just so neat! Kind of like something you would see in a typical hollywood film lol. Honestly, it is just the most coolest feeling ever! Yes, despite me being by myself!... but you know, gives me good "me-time" and there are tons of buildings and sightings to see! :)

The course itself we haven't gotten into yet as it was only the first day, but from the calender/schedule we got.. it will be one heck of a month!! I'm very excited!!

The entire campus itself is just amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous and stunning!! Of course.. my fear is that if I do not follow the staright route I know for sure that I will be lost! But one day, when I'm feeling adventurous..I plan on touring.. haha (yeah, you guessed it, that will not happen!)! But honestly.. the whole campus of the University and all the different buildings - both inside and out- are just simply beautiful! And of course, it's downtown so even more amazing. How I missed my camera! But, I've got the entire month.. so we're looking at a minimum of 500 pictures by the end of July :)

The faculty I'm in, unfortunately is full of guys [typically] but there are 3 other girls (about 18 kids in total for that faculty-not sure about the entire program though). The teacher and co-ordinator are both very nice and friendly and so it should be a fun month! Lunch was a sad time though. One whole hour, I was alone -- didn't go out 'cause I knew that I would never be able to get back! And my friend didn't show up (the only other person I knew!!). But I did end up talking to one other girl at lunch for about half an hour or so 'cause she was also waiting for a friend of hers who was a no show. So for tomorrow... I guess I'll take a book or something! Luckily though, in the class the students are nice, and I've gotten to know one girl pretty well. So, so far so good!!

I can not wait for the rest of the month!! Should be a fantabulous experience!! After all.. I am now, partially a "university student" ... well yeah, just for the month of July 08! What? It's true!! We have all the rights and advantages of a regular university student for the entire summer! Cool eh? That was the first day..already a blast! Can not wait for the rest of it!!


Majaz said...

Aww..! All the very best!

Hufsa said...

Thank you!