The first week of my summer semester

So far, I am having a very nice experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On Monday June 12th 2017, the summer session has started. I have 4 interesting courses and 4 amazing teachers. During the first week, there were a lot of activities including a visit at the University Library. Dear readers I want to share with you how I was so overwhelmed during this first week.

On Tuesday 13th, my fiancée from Haiti came to Champaign to spend 1 week with me after 6 months without seeing each other. I was excited to see her but the moment was not the perfect one because the summer session had just started. But anyway, I sat a plan not only to please her during this week but also to turn in on time my homework.

On Wednesday afternoon, I went to see some friends with her, and visit some places in the campus. I did all my homework at the end of the day.

On Thursday, I was at University Library tour with her. During this tour I have learned a lot of things. The lecturer told us how to use online the library and look for books availability online. This day was an overwhelming day because I went back home very late, and still I had to do my homework for the next day.

I also took the opportunity to go to the theater (AMC Champaign) to watch “All Eyez on me”, the biopic movie for the rapper Tupac Shakur. Since my childhood, I have been a fan of this artist and I could not miss this event. However, I was disappointed. The movie does not fairly depict Tupac. This is not only my opinion. When I look at some reviews online, the fans are very angry about this piece of art.

On Saturday, I went to Chicago with my fiancée and my Convo Partner. We went to an Haitian neighborhood and eat some Haitian food. I was happy because I missed those delicious cooking so much. Afterwards, we went to the zoo. This was my first time to see lion, leopard and other ferocious animals. I was a little bit scared but my excitation outstripped my fears. Finally, we went to the Willis Tower and took some beautiful pictures.

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On Sunday, we went to an excursion to the Lake of the Wood. I spent all the day there with some lovely friends. We had fun and  ate lunch together. I made a lot of new friends there.

This first week of class was very overwhelming, but it was exciting also, I will never forget it.

Author: marclaguerreblog

PhD Student in Civil Engineering at Rice University

One thought on “The first week of my summer semester”

  1. What a great surprise! I didn’t know you were keeping a blog! An article about my visit! I enjoyed my time there so much. Congratulations mon chéri. Your texts are well written and shown your true self. Success with your blog!

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