A window to the wide world

Harshada Balasubramanian

Undergraduate Student

FLAME University

Semester Abroad @ York University, Canada

I recall my initial reaction when I landed in Toronto. “What have I signed up for!?”, that was my first thought when I landed in Toronto in the first week of January 2018. Little did I know that it would be one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Having studied in a small university, the shift to the third largest university in Canada was more than I had anticipated it to be. The campus was huge. At times, I used ‘maps’ to navigate to my classes. Anybody that believes in a holistic learning experience should go on an exchange program. The cultural, political and academic immersion was beyond what I expected, what I imagined. It was truly phenomenal!