Glasgow Sem Fronteiras #11 - Isabella

Ciências sem Fronteiras

Student Tours Scotland tracks down another Brazilian Student in Glasgow who is on the Ciências sem Fronteiras - Science Without Borders UK Scholarship. This week we head back to the University of Strathclyde!

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?

Isabella (I): Hello! I'm Isabella, 21 years old. I'm from São Bernado do Campo - São Paulo and I study in a city called São Caetano do Sul.

STS: Why choose Glasgow, Isabella? What made you decide it was the place to go with Ciências sem Fronteiras - Science Without Borders UK Scholarship?

I: Actually first I chose to study in the UK and there were few universities in the program that had my course,. The University of Strathclyde is a great university and I like living in a big city, so Glasgow seemed to be a good option for me.

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

I: In my first day in Glasgow the other Brazilians that were already here took me to eat in a good Italian restaurant and then we went to Primark to buy things for the house. I remember that one of the boys didn't have a towel! The accent was hard to understand but the worst place to understand was the supermarket Aldi! It is crazy how people in there talk and work so fast! I couldn't understand the price I was paying!

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

I: I'm loving it here! Glasgow is a big city, so you can find anything you want, there are several places to go out and have fun! It's is awesome to walk back home late at night and know that you're safe.

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

I: Yes! I've been to some small tours to Loch Ness, Stirling, Perth, Edinburgh, and recently I did a road trip in UK in which I went to Loch Lomond, Fort William, Fort Augustus and Inverness. I visited some distilleries in Speyside, not counting all the stops we did in the middle of nowhere just to appreciate the landscape.

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?

I: Sure! The universities in here are really good, and the city is amazing! You always find something to do here, you only get bored if you want to! There are stores for all type of people, there are great parks, many places for a walk, and the clubs and the pubs are really nice! And if you want to travel there are nice cities around and two airports if you want to go further.

STS: What will you miss the most from Glasgow when you return to Brazil after your Ciências sem Fronteiras - Science Without Borders UK Scholarship is over?

I: Can I say everything? I can't say one specific thing that I will miss, but probably what I'll miss most is the life that I'm having here, the days at the park, the afternoons shopping, the tours around the city, and I'll certainly miss the clubs that I always say "this is the last time here for a long time" but I know I'll be there in the next week. Ah! I'll miss the cheap food from Aldi!

STS: What one thing would you tell an incoming student that they HAD to do in Glasgow?

I: I can't say one place to go or one thing to do, the only thing I can think is go for walks with few friends and no route, discover the city! You can always find new interesting places, spend the afternoon in a different park, and in the end of the day go to some pub

STS: Cheers for chatting with us Isabella!

I: Cheers!