Category Archives: Weekend Trips

A collection of our weekend trips to Ottawa and Quebec City.

Small Hauntings & Ghost Walks

By Maina Chen; Professional Writing, ‘18 Although it’s no longer October, it’s never too late to write about the month that celebrates all things spectral and spooky—prompting me to give a small shout-out to Fridge Ghost, the house guest to my roommates and I. At the beginning of our move into the residences, there would be […]

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Castles & Ice Hotels: Quebec City

By Amanda Deep (Game Art ’17) Last weekend, part of the abroad group went on the first of our two optional city trips to the wonderful Quebec City. With everything well thought out in advance by our directors, we boarded our bus and began our approximately 3 hour ride on Friday afternoon. Once we arrived at our […]

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Montreal by Metro

By Amanda Deep By the second week of being in Montreal, I can say I felt perfectly comfortable living here. I’ve gone to the cat cafe with friends (a must see by the way), I’ve completely fallen in love with Dagwoods sandwiches, and I’ve taken the metro (subway) a solid amount of times, both to […]

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The Best Field Trips You’ll Ever Take!

By Ethan Moore Photos by Eva Fahantidou & Ryan Hipgrave Hey everyone, Ethan here! One of the main attractions of coming to Montreal is the allure of a new country and all the differences it brings. But of course, only seeing one city gives you a very tiny peek into what that country really is […]

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Studying abroad as a couple

By Nikki Pito I love everything about Vermont and the Champlain campus in Burlington. The area is beautiful, there’s so much to do, and my classmates are awesome. By sophomore year I had moved into a nice apartment off-campus with my boyfriend, Nat, who I had met freshman year. Everything was perfect, why change anything? […]

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My Weekend in Jail

IMG_2694We were scheduled to board the train to Ottawa at 3:00pm. Once the group arrived at the Academic Center, we all headed for the the train station. We took the metro and once we arrived at the train station, we were in for a surprise; our train was late but that left us enough time to get snacks! Continue reading

Destination Ottawa!

OttawaFor those leaving for: OTTAWA…

This is a Boarding Message. Those heading to Ottawa, please proceed to Train 57 for the 3.05 PM departure.

The train ride lasted two hours and arrived precisely at 4.54PM. Thirty minutes later we left for dinner at Smoque Shack. As soon as we walked into the restaurant most of us striped off our coats, the warmth of the place heating up our chilled bodies. Despite there being hardly any vegetarian options Andrea still “MANAGED TO FIND THE SALAD” and it was the first time I tried tofu. Continue reading

September: Quebec CIty

DSC00586Friday, September 26th

-7:30AM

I awake, shivering from dreams of Earth, Wind & Fire backup singers approaching me in a neon-lit discotheque, each moaning the chorus of “September” at a pitch high enough to evoke aneurysms. I then realized that I hadn’t been asleep, I had just been working on a Game Tech project for the last nine hours.

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