The Westdale Theatre

Nestled in between a pizza place and a hipster restaurant in the student area of Westdale, and a minute’s walk from my house, is a quaint little independent cinema called the Westdale Theatre.  It opened in 1935, and offers a nice change to the huge cineplexes that cover North America, although it’s certainly showing it’s … More The Westdale Theatre

Living in the ‘most expensive city’ in Canada… on a budget.

Vancouver has often been reported as either the or one of the most expensive cities in Canada. So, I definitely think I have some expertise in how to do a year abroad on a budget. And it’s not even that hard. Hopefully this blog will help everybody whether you’re coming to Vancouver or anywhere. I’m … More Living in the ‘most expensive city’ in Canada… on a budget.

Living the Canadian dream at Western University

After months of preparing and what felt like years of anticipation, I have finally arrived in Canada (actually, I’m more than 2 months in now!) I am delighted I chose Canada, the country, people, environment, is all just incredible. I am having the most incredible time. I really quite enjoy the outdoors and being athletic, so … More Living the Canadian dream at Western University

Life in Residence at the University of British Columbia, Canada

Firstly when I was applying for my year abroad I was mainly considering living in off campus housing. However Vancouver has a very competitive housing market and so it can often mean that students are priced out of the market. Taking this on board and advice from previous exchange students at the University of British … More Life in Residence at the University of British Columbia, Canada