Good evening loves! How was everyone’s day today?
Today was my first day back to school after the week off. It was a very long and busy day, but it was a good one, too As wonderful as my break was, it is always nice to come back to my home in London, get back into my routine, and see all of the lovely friends that I have here <3
In July of 2010, when I first made my appearance in London, I don’t think I would have ever in a million years guessed how much I would be loving the life that I have here in London <3
The picture above was taken in July 2010 right before I was introduced to my University, my second home, Brescia <3 If you can’t tell by the huge smile on my face, I was totally pumped to attend orientation day and learn more about my future university!
I accepted my acceptance letter to Brescia before I even saw the school; rather, before I had ever even been to London! But I knew it was the right choice. I just knew it! I had that gut feeling telling me that this is where I needed to go.
One of the main reasons I was drawn to Brescia was because of their “Bold Campaign”. The University of Brescia really emphasizes on being bold. Meaning that the students at Brescia aren’t afraid of taking chances, taking roles in leadership, being innovative, etc. Brescia has strong values and visions that got me excited the first time I visited their website:
- Valuing women and their potential for leadership in society
- Encourage women’s learning styles and enable them to develop their voices, confidence, and leadership skills
- Value creative, holistic education
- Value academic excellence
- Value experiential learning
- Value celebration of the spiritual dimension of the human person
- Value the building of community in participative and collaborative ways
- Value the struggle to raise social awareness and promote social change
- Value physical environment that enhances the spiritual search for truth and beauty
All the above sounded too good to be true when I read them back in 2010, but it is true. Brescia, Canada’s women’s university, provided me with all of the above.
Over the past year and a half at Brescia I gained confidence that I have never had before.
I have a voice that I am no longer afraid to use.
Brescia encourages women to recognize their potential. It’s truly an amazing place to be <3
These are my own personal opinions about Brescia and I know not every one may agree with me about attending a women’s university…
There is always going to be those girls complaining about the lack of males around Brescia, but males can in fact take classes at Brescia – they are just not officially classified as a “Brescia student”. There are at least five males in my Foods and Nutrition program, so that’s proof that males can take classes at Brescia! (Five is a small number, but the University of Western is right across the street and there are thousands of males roaming around there!)
Five males or no males, I still love Brescia.
I love the confidence it has allowed me to find within myself, the friendships that it has offered me, and the beautiful memories I have because of it <3
It is my one of my homes and I am proud to say I am a Brescia student
Even though I have group projects coming out of my ying yang, a presentation this Friday, and a midterm this Saturday, I still try to enjoy each moment I have here It is sure scary to think next year is my last year here! Scary, but exciting at the same time.
Where did/do you go to university?
Why did you choose the university you did?
What do you think of an all women’s university? Would you ever attend one?
I better get busy studying now, though. I just wanted to share my love for Brescia Hope you enjoyed! xoxo