Glasgow Sem Fronteiras #06: Timotheo

Glasgow is full of students from Brazil studying on a Ciência Sem Fronteiras - Science Without Borders UK scholarship. This week we track down one who has been at Glasgow Caledonian University since September 2012 and see how his year has gone.

Student Tours Scotland (STS): Hello, so, who are we talking to today? Name, age, where you come from in Brazil, your home place of study?

Timotheo (T): Hey ya! You`re talking to me, Timotheo, 23, and I come from Recife, and i study in the UFRPE.

STS: Why choose Glasgow, Timotheo?  What made you decide it was the place to go with Ciência Sem Fronteiras - Science Without Borders UK?

T: Well, i didnt really knew much about Glasgow, but i had to come here, and i was also curious about Scotland, no place better than Glasgow to come!

STS: What was your FIRST experience in Glasgow after arriving?

T: My first experience here, was walking around the city centre, seeing George Square and the statue in front of GOMA museum. The statue has a cone above its head, and well I think that explains it, I was fascinated with that unusual scene, and of course feeling like I didnt know English, because Glaswegian is something else!

STS: Are you enjoying your time in Glasgow? What aspects of life in the city are you most enjoying?

T: I'm having a great time here, the city is amazing everything seems to work well. People are nice, and the fact that you can walk to almost everywhere in the city centre is really nice, also the city has many parks, and you never run out of choices of things to do or see (except after 3am, after that Glasgow goes to bed)!

STS: Have you managed to do any touring around Scotland while here with Ciência Sem Fronteiras - Science Without Borders UK?

T: Yeah, most of them with Student Tours Scotland. I went to Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Fort William, Isle of skye (which is great), Inverness, St. Andrews.

STS: Would you encourage other students from Brazil, who are thinking of going abroad with Science Without Borders (UK) to study in Glasgow? If yes, why?

T: Yes, Glasgow is an amazing city, very modern, full of culture and history, and academically challenging in many ways, besides that you can go to almost everywhere in Scotland easily by coach or with Student Tours Scotland!

STS: What will you miss the most from Glasgow when you return to Brazil?

T: I will miss the amount of foreign people that you can meet here, and the possibility of visiting many great places around Scotland, being able to bungee jump etc. Well I'll miss the city in many ways. I'll miss living here!

STS: Cheers!