Courses 1 SFU credit is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). In SFU, our full course load is 9-12 credits (18-24 ECTS). However, in Italy, the full course load is roughly 24-30 ECTS. As I was nearing graduation, I only took the minimal required for a study abroad term (which is 9 SFU … Continue reading Differences in the Academic System
Cash, Credit, Debit..? I mainly used cash as there was an extra cost to using my credit card internationally. However, most places accept credit card. The only thing to be aware of is that when you’re travelling in smaller towns, sometimes cash is the only method of payment accepted. Note that our ATM machines are … Continue reading Finance Tips
Airports Let’s start with how to get to Milan! Malpensa International Airport: The most common airport for international flights. However, the cost for the bus (8€) to get to the center of Milan (Milano Centrale station) is the most expensive out of all the 3 airports. Roughly an hour bus ride. You can also take … Continue reading Transportation Tips
I know it’s extremely difficult, but pack light! After going on exchange, here are my suggestions on what to pack: Mandatory Winter jacket* Spring jacket 3-4 pairs of jeans / pants 3-4 pairs of shorts Cardigans, sweaters, shirts (dress in layers) Towels Underwear Socks Pajamas 1 pair of boots (for the rain) 1 pair of … Continue reading Study Abroad Packing Tips!
I was so happy when I found out that I passed all my exams, and so my friend and I went to Paris the next day! When it comes to the city of love, we cannot deny that we have some sort of expectation after watching all those movies gush about how romantic Paris is. However, after … Continue reading Paris, France – Enjoying a Fine Life
So I’ve been back from my exchange for about a month. I was thinking of giving up on this blog because I am super behind with my posts. But “post-travel blues” is a real phenomenon…and as I experience the second wave of this depressive state, I thought…why not just write about the things I wanted … Continue reading The Basic Italian Food Guide for the North American