Forever Student Tips #01: Getting Involved

Wise words from Alisa on life in Glasgow

Student Tours Scotland presents a new regular feature from Alisa, our resident Canadian living in Glasgow.


Hey Guys, for those of you who don't know me, I am the Canadian perma-student that Gary from Student Tours Scotland likes to call out on tours. I was asked if I would write a column and I thought it might be helpful to write out stuff I learned on my semester in Glasgow.

Roughly two years ago, I did half a year abroad in California, and half in Glasgow. Glasgow was by far the best. This city has everything you could ever want from an exchange - awesome pub nights, one pound drinks, great shopping, beautiful sceneries, and of course - our favourite tour guide- Gary from Student Tours Scotland (note from Gary - I did not pay Alisa to say this).

So for my first post I want to give you all the best piece of advice I can think of, which is to get involved! Do everything you possibly can while you're here. There is absolutely no reason you should ever be sitting bored in your dorms because there is always something going on here. Meet new people, check out local places, and go on trips - whether they are with Student Tours Scotland, or you arrange a group by yourselves, some of my best memories are on Sunday trips around the country.

I'll go into more detail in my later posts, but as always, if any of you have any questions you can feel free to add me to Facebook. In the meantime, I hope you are all loving your Glasgow experience so far.