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“Studying abroad in United States was the best decision I have ever made for it turned out to be a very rewarding experience. The first thing that really surprised me was how kind everyone was and the help we got as incoming exchange students. Each student was assigned one peer mentor for settling and moving into his/her room. I took a walk around the Endicott College campus in the afternoon and it felt so good to be there. Boston is just an amazing city. The grass was green and the weather was not too cold. But when I woke up the next day, the whole campus was covered in snow. Everyone was so excited to feel the snow and we began throwing snowballs at each other. My first snow experience was incredible; my friends and I even built an igloo.

 

 

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During the first month of school, we experienced a lot of snow days (which was good news in a way because it meant that classes would be cancelled and we could have fun). It was a unique experience to see snow every day when I walked out of my room. I lived in a triple suite in Endicott Hall, and all of my roommates and suitemates were simply wonderful. They were all friendly and didn’t mind giving me a ride whenever I needed.

Apart from attending classes, I also spent some time in Boston sightseeing. I visited the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Commons, Quincy Market among many other places. I also watched an NBA game at TD Garden and a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. It’s a city with so many enjoyable things to do!

I also got to meet and know people from the US, Mexico, Jordan, Switzerland, and many other countries. I learned so much from each of them. The best aspect about my time away was the friends I made and how these friendships have continued despite most of us being scattered across the world. I now consider most of my closest friends as those whom I met on exchange.”

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