It’s hard to believe I have almost been at SUNY Oswego for almost one month! The past few weeks have flown by, and it’s safe to say I’m so happy with my decision to study abroad at SUNY Oswego for the semester!
Everyone on campus is so friendly and helpful, even though some beg to hear my Australian accent on demand.. It’s so easy to make friends and be involved on campus, there is honestly something for everyone. Unlike at QUT, I am heavily involved on campus with clubs such as Del Sarte Dance, Her Campus (an online magazine), the social soccer team as well as the sorority, Sigma Delta Tau. There is never a moment to spare, there is ALWAYS something on!
The college puts on many events, especially during the first few weeks of the semester. At most of these events you’ll find free fairy floss, popcorn, pretzels, photo booths, snow cones, bull riding, therapy dogs (yes, you heard right) and even build-a-bears.
I attend classes five days a week, which has probably been one of the biggest adjustments so far, in addition to the teaching style of classes. I personally love the way the classes are taught here, as participation and attendance is compulsory and included in your final grade. I feel as though I am taking much more from the classes than I ever did at home as class sizes are relatively small and you get to know your professor very well.
Before I came to Oswego, one of the biggest concerns I had was what the food in the dining halls would be like. Let me tell you, they’re absolutely amazing!! Everything and anything you could ever want is on campus, it takes a lot of strength to resist over eating. The highlights so far in regards to food has to be the UNLIMITED ice cream parlour at Cooper dining hall or the chocolate milk on tap. You can request wraps to be made for you, omelettes, stir fry’s, etc. You name it, they have it!
Another one of my absolute favourite things about SUNY Oswego is Lake Ontario, which is directly behind where I live (Scales Hall). Just a few steps outside my dorm I have witnesses some of the most breathtaking sunsets in my life. The lake is absolutely magical, however I doubt I will be agreeing with this once winter comes along.
My dorm room was much bigger than I initially expected, I have two sets of draws, a desk, bed, mirror, lamp and wardrobe. Although I would have loved an American roommate, I am so happy with my Spanish room mate- we’re already best friends!
I could not be happier with my decision to study abroad for a semester at SUNY Oswego. I have already made so many special memories and life long friends in just under one month. I’m already sad to leave this place even though I have another three months to go!
If you have any questions at all about SUNY Oswego, please email me (email@example.com). I would be more than happy to help. I could talk about this place for hours! You can also follow me on Instagram (@bellajackson) to follow my adventures this semester!