So, orientation week has been fun. There has been 176 different briefings on different matters, campus bingo, free ice cream, breakfasts, and lunches. This place seems to love bagels. I love free food. However, we have been told the flow of free food will not last forever. I guess that is how they lure us in.

Before flying, at least one person told me to never go to the Tenderloin district. Naturally, Tenderloin district falls right between our student residence and our university, and the university actually is located in the district. Based on these few days, I will avoid wandering around during night time. The street I'm taking to university is fine during the day though. (I do know that not all my mates agree with this.)

Next week is going to be the first week of lectures. We were kindly informed that in addition to the professors using the Socrates method, they usually like to ask exchange students a lot of questions. When I was studying in Germany, the most frequently asked questions by people, teachers included, was how much does vodka cost in Finland? Maybe I should check that before my first lecture so I seem informed and hard-working student.

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