Hey future gaiters, welcome to Bishop’s! Let’s start from the beginning.  Moving day was probably the day I was dreading the most. Leaving my room, my family, and my home was stressful, but trust me on this, it’s the start of an adventure. If I think back to my first twenty-four hours on campus, I...
Why did I come to Bishop’s?  I came to Bishop’s University as an exchange student from Tokushima University, Japan. The biggest reason was that my home university is a partner university with Bishop’s. After living in Michigan for 3 years when I was little, I wanted to go to an English-speaking country, so this was...
A small town, so rich with culture, burrowed in the heart of the Eastern Townships, is home to Bishop’s University. This small purple community is where I have discovered myself and now call home. I began my university journey at a larger university in Ottawa, feeling like it wasn’t the right fit for me. After...
McGreen and tree in bloom
I had always yearned to escape city life, but the bonds with friends, family, and familiarity tethered me to my urban abode. The prospect of going away for university and to Bishop’s felt like a golden ticket to make that dream come true. Here’s how it happened.   The Golden Ticket   I remember the day I...
From Gopher to Gaiter
“Why Bishop’s?”  I have heard it countless times.   The question goes further than just being a tab on the University’s website. There are just about 3,000 students and everyone has a unique story behind their “why,” including myself.  For one year and one year only, I was at the University of Minnesota (UMN). From the...
Snowy entry near the arch
Switching out seafood for poutine  All my life, I knew I wanted to travel quite far to go to university. I love my small hometown, but I needed to get out of rural Nova Scotia to see what else was out there. I had never heard of Bishop’s before, but I was drawn to its...
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