I can’t believe it’s been 3 months in the UK. I arrived in St Andrews on September 11, it’s going so fast! I remember when I first arrived, on the second day, I went out exploring with my flatmate and we saw a crowd. We went over to go check and see what all the commotion was about. It was none other than Hillary. Yes, Hillary Clinton. I had the pleasure of seeing Hillary make her way out after receiving her Honorary Doctorate from St Andrews. Pretty cool!
Classes have been underway, and time is flying by. I had the opportunity to go abseiling (aka rappelling) in Dunkeld, which was a blast. I have also had the opportunity to go to Edinburgh and see the Christmas market and visit the castle, as well as visit Sitrling and Glasgow. I also played in a mixed tournament in addition to the regular uni games, an interesting lacrosse concept in which girls and guys play together, organized by Lacrosse Scotland in November. We played Sterling, Thistle, Glasgow City, Capital, Dundee, and Glasgow University. This was a fun day, played in the pouring rain-which I am coming to understand is a normal state here. What I find so cool about lacrosse at St. Andrews is that so many people want to pick it up and try a new sport, even if it is their first time being exposed to the game.
I am currently in the middle of finals and counting down the days until I get to go home for Christmas. I am looking forward to some home cooking, visiting with family and relaxing!
– Isabelle Mahoney