“Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.”
Learning and life here in Innsbruck is quite different than in Canada. I want to share what a typical day looks like during school on the weekedays (the weekends are never the same and far from typical or “rountine”). I wake up early in the morning arond 6:30 – this is just about the only thing that is the same between life here and in Canada. I like rising early and having time to eat enjoy breakfast and slowly start my day.
Thanks to a friend of a friend from Innsbruck, I was able to borrow a bicycle for my short time here. It takes about 5-8 minutes to bike from my residence to main campus, when I walk it’s about 20 minutes to the main campus. Although I am happy to walk, I really enjoy bicycling especially in this city where practically everyone uses a bicycle. Two wheels are probably faster than four in Innsbruck.
Some beautiful places I pass on my way to school.
I’m in class all-day, usually from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Each class I am taking is completed in appoximately one week. I enjoy the fast-paced learning and focus on one or two classes in a short time. Also the view from my classroom is breathtaking and I really have no complains.
The buildings are some of my favourite things about MCI. Everything is as open as possible with many outdoor spaces to eat, study and hang out. Whenever the sun is out, students are always outside just lying on the grass or along the river and basking in the warmth. The windows on the campus building are large and wrapped with glass, so even when you’re inside, you’re still (almost) outside.
Lunch is usually at the univeristy’s cafeteria. It’s always good food and inexpensive – much cheaper than eating out or even buying groceries. Usually a salad and main feature dish is 3-4 euro’s! The cafeteria also always serve schnizel and pasta, aside from their two feature dises. I’ve also never had a problem with the protions and often find them quite generous!
As I bicycle back to my residence at the end of the day, I am reminded again how grateful I am to be here. Innsbruck is a beautiful city, and an incredible place to call a temporary home. Everyone I’ve met, whether local or international seem to find it peaceful here always in awe of the mountains.