Buenas! Of all the many gifts that are endowed upon a baby at its birth, coordination, balance, and rhythm seem to have managed to elude me completely. As a result, sports, specially dancing, are a challenge to say the least. Hey, it’s not that bad! At least I can still walk… although now that I mention it, I’m not that good at walking and drinking from anything that is not a straw, either.
In my younger and more vulnerable years… ooops! When I started the beautiful and unbearably stressing process of applying to universities, I was confronted with the momentous question every single student who decides to continue their education faces: Where on Earth I’m I going to study? Careful, this decision can dictate the course of your entire life, so I am going to need an answer by Friday, so that we can get started early on the application process.
Hola! My name is Isabel Duque Arango. I am a first year international student at Glendon, majoring in Linguistics and Language Studies. I was born in Colombia but I was raised in Ecuador since the age of three, so you could say I am very much an expert in being an international student. I am an overachiver, perfectionist, and a lover of books but a hater of the movies they originate. I am a permanent resident on the writer’s block (get it), recently diagnosed Tim Horton’s addict, and head over heels in love with the french language.
I am here to share my experiences as an international student living 4880 km away from home (I checked), and to help you in any way I can.