3-MINUTE TRAVEL GUIDE:
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

DON’T FORGET TO PACK
A raincoat, windbreaker, thermals, and waterproof boots.
It can get very windy and rainy during the winter. 

BEST LEFT AT HOME
Hangers, bedding, and toiletries.

WHERE TO LIVE
University Student Accommodation. Student accommodations on Kelvinhaugh Street
are walking distance to campus
 as well as a multitude of restaurants.

BEST EATS NEAR CAMPUS
For meals try Paesano Pizza, The Dockyard Social, and The Hidden Lane Tea Room;
for d
essert try Loop Scoop, Tantrum Doughnuts (highly recommend the crème brule doughnut).  

FAVORITE SCOTTISH ACTIVITY
QuizzesGoing to quiz nights with friends is super fun and you get to learn some pretty neat facts along the way.  

WHERE TO STUDY
Tinderbox (a local coffee shop) or University of Glasgow Library.

MUST-TRY LOCAL DISH
Tattie sconesTheyre a simple combination of potatoes, flour, butter, and salt.
Tattie scones usually come with Scottish breakfast plate along with eggs, mushrooms, beans, and sausages 

BEST PHOTO OP
University of Glasgow. The stunning architecture of University of Glasgows main building will have you feeling like youre at Hogwarts.

BIGGEST FAIL
Standing on the wrong side of the street and missing the bus. They drive on the opposite side of the road in the UK and it did take some getting used to.  

BUY THIS
McVities Dark Chocolate Digestives. These biscuits are extremely addictive and affordable. 

NOT THAT
UmbrellaStrong winds and heavy rain will flip your umbrella inside out. Go with sturdy raincoat and waterproof boots instead.  

MOST INTERESTING CLASS
Functional Anatomy. I learned so much about the human body from the outstanding anatomy faculty 

BEST PART OF THE PROGRAM
The kindness of the local community! The cityslogan, People Make Glasgow, holds true because
Glaswegians are super friendly 
people with a great sense of humor.   

UNFORGETTABLE WEEKEND TRIPS
Edinburgh in ScotlandBudapest in HungaryWrocław in Polandand London in England. 

BONUS PRO TIP
Buy an Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Card if you plan on traveling to other countries!
Some perks include 15% off Ryanair flights with 
free checked luggage and Flixbus discounts.  

Full traditional Scottish breakfast with potato 'tattie' scones.
nighttime view of the Clyde Arc with colored lights reflected in the river, in Glasgow.
Full traditional Scottish breakfast with potato 'tattie' scones.
nighttime view of the Clyde Arc with colored lights reflected in the river, in Glasgow.
Full traditional Scottish breakfast with potato 'tattie' scones.
nighttime view of the Clyde Arc with colored lights reflected in the river, in Glasgow.Exterior view of the main building at the University of Glasgow
View looking up at exterior of the Main Building of the University of Glasgow, Scotland
Christine Choy smiling at the camera with two friends in front of the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow
Christine Choy smiling at the camera with two friends with stone church and buildings in the background, Glasgow
Cityscape of the Glasgow from the heights of Cathkin Braes to the South.
Street view of Glasgow's George Street looking towards George Square and St George's Tron Church (Nelson Mandela Place). with bright pink People Make Glasgow (the city's brand slogan) banners
Exterior view of the main building at the University of Glasgow
View looking up at exterior of the Main Building of the University of Glasgow, Scotland
Christine Choy smiling at the camera with two friends in front of the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow
Christine Choy smiling at the camera with two friiends standing on a bridge over a river in parkland, Glasgow
Aerial view at sunset of Glasgow's west end with Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Finneston, Park Circus, River Kelvin and The Clyde.
Street view of Glasgow's George Street looking towards George Square and St George's Tron Church (Nelson Mandela Place). with bright pink People Make Glasgow (the city's brand slogan) banners
Exterior view of the main building at the University of Glasgow
View looking up at exterior of the Main Building of the University of Glasgow, Scotland
Christine Choy smiling at the camera with two friends in front of the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow
Christine Choy smiling at the camera with two friiends standing on a bridge over a river in parkland, Glasgow
Christine Choy smiling at the camera with two friends with stone church and buildings in the background, Glasgow
Cityscape of the Glasgow from the heights of Cathkin Braes to the South.
Street view of Glasgow's George Street looking towards George Square and St George's Tron Church (Nelson Mandela Place). with bright pink People Make Glasgow (the city's brand slogan) banners
Christina Choy smiling at the camera

Christine Choy

Study Abroad Program: Scottish Universities – University of Glasgow
Other Countries Visited: England, Hungary, Italy, Poland
Home University: UC San Diego
Major: Clinical Psychology, minor in Biology
Year: Junior

Christine is a Los Angeles native who enjoys trying new things. During her free time, she enjoys volunteering in the community and cookingAfter graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in the field of occupational therapyStudying abroad has helped increase Christine’s appreciation of different cultures and inspired her to travel more in the future. The next destinations she hopes to travel to are Spain and Germany.  

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