As my first semester of online learning will soon come to an end, I can’t help but fantasize about what my next semester in Boston will be like. The fall colors, exploring the city, and living on my own are just a few of the things I am excited about. BU's announcement that it would relax some COVID-19 restrictions in September gave me yet another reason to look forward to stepping on campus. Here are ten experiences I can't wait for!
- Boston in the fall
If the real experience is anything like the pictures, I know my camera and I are going to be inseparable.
- Living on my own
This is a big one! Living away from my home is going to be a whole new adventure, but I can’t wait to move into my apartment or dorm and decorate with my roommate.
- Meeting new people
As it is a possibility that the COVID-19 restrictions will become more relaxed, making new friends next semester should not be too hard. I look forward to meeting new people from across the world!
- Exploring the City of Boston
The city of Boston is one of the reasons BU was my top choice for colleges. I think that Boston is the perfect blend of a cosmopolitan and suburban feel. Not to mention the huge student population! I'm most looking forward to visiting museums and other attractions in the city.
- My first Halloween
Growing up in India, I have never celebrated Halloween. I’m really looking forward to having my first Halloween in Boston, and I already have my outfits planned.
- Seafood, seafood, and more seafood
Clam chowder and lobster rolls? Say less. These two delicacies were the highlight of my last trip to Boston, and I am sure this time will not be any different. It is my goal to visit every seafood restaurant in the Boston University area, and I plan on achieving it.
- Attending classes in-person
Online classes have been going well, but they can become mundane. Having in-person classes next semester will be a fresh change, and it will allow me to have a traditional college experience.
- Visiting Salem and going apple picking with friends
This one has been on the bucket list for a while! Visiting the town of Salem, especially during "spooky season," will be a great experience. I am also looking forward to going apple picking and carving pumpkins with friends around Halloween.
- Joining clubs and participating in activities
Due to the difference in time zones, attending club events and meetings has been nearly impossible for me. Next semester, I will have the opportunity to actively participate and meet people who have similar interests as me.
- Going to in-person Her Campus at BU events
I am also extremely excited about meeting my fellow HCBU girls! Our online events are so fun and interactive, so I know that in-person events will be absolutely wholesome.