If I’m honest, when the year abroad choices for next year were presented to us in October last year, I was slightly disappointed. There was no New York
, no San Francisco and no Toronto, and the locations such as Vancouver only offered a place to one student, and were much fought for (curse my relaxed fresher attitude to attendance and exams). We were told that this was due to students’ lack of enthusiasm to come to our uni, the University of Birmingham. This I still don’t understand; a Russell Group uni in a vibrant city with a great nightlife and academic programme not appealing? But I digress. I chose to apply to the University of Ottawa, as I’ve always wanted to go to Canada, I love snow and if I’m completely honest, the drinking age limit isn’t 21.