In Bomb ass apartment
Now that first week is over, I need to tell you what have happened during the last week. So I came here week ago and it was long weekend here called Labour Day so it means that the following Monday is holiday too.
My flat is on 1130 Farnsborough Crescenat corner of Cheapside St. I share this house with Alex, Ryan(and her girlfriend Bianca), Collin, Andrew, Brad & their entourage. I have biggest room in the house and its in the basement so I have my own space there. I like the house because its just like I was in my twenties doing chef school in Rovaniemi. So I’m living my twenties here again 😀
So I came at last Saturday by bus (Greyhound) from Toronto after spending cool Friday in CNE with Karoline.
Bus takes 2.20h from Toronto and costs like 32$ and the bus station in London is in the centrum so you might take a taxi if you live near Fanshawe College. My room what I rented from Kijiji.ca is just from 10min walk away from the campus area so Im super happy how close it is.
First thing what blew my head of was the size of the school.
Fanshawe college has
– 15 000 students on campus and about 25 000 are in co-op or something else what does not require you to be in campus.
– Fanshawe has 100 programs
– Campus is built from 18 different buildings so the size is just huge!
– 11 restaurants
– Own pharmacy, fire apartment, bar Out Pack, barbershop.
– 3 gyms and own personal trainers.
Anyway, after 7 days the campus area is quite well understood. At least I know where all my classes are. I took 4 courses here. They are Global Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Trends in Marketing, Ethics, Social. Resp. & Sustainability. They are really nicely implemented to the schedule. So I my first lectures on Monday starts 6pm and ends 8pm, Tuesday is from 4pm to 6pm. Wednesday no classes, Thursday from 2pm to 6pm. Then my weekend starts since Friday is all free for me. So I have really loose schedule. Its finally nice to study what I really want and have time for it without having anything going on.
We need to buy books for our class and they pay like 80-100$ each. That’s crazy to pay but what you going to do.
First day when I came to school with Heli, who is from Finnish degree program of Business. We both had same problem that we couldn’t see our course schedule. We needed to see Ingrid who works with course selections. She informs us that JAMK has not sent our course selections. So we had do them first thing on the morning. By the midday we had already our course selections enrolled.
Some how this incident did not surprise me at all. JAMK somehow is not the clearest university of applied sciences in a operating level.
Anyway, I got my first lecture in Global Marketing at 4pm at the same day so I can’t care less! J
Lectures seem to be really relaxed and it is built in a way that it involves lot of discussion in the classroom. Then we have quizzes like 10 times and a mid term and exam week. That’s how the semester is build generally here. It seems that its not hard work if you just participate every lecture since everything that is in the exam is discussed in the class.
So now that the first week is done and everything looks little bit clearer its nice to get ready for the second week.