I honestly could not believe I was finally in Boston. Many people had previously talked about it with me and I had a vague idea of what to expect. I know, right now you are probably wondering if what people told me lived up to the expectations I had when I arrived; I will say no they didn’t. I was way more impressed to see the beautiful city with my own eyes. Friends and family had told me about the music, the art, the landscape it had; but no one really mentioned how friendly people are or how welcome you feel when you touch Terrier land. When you start grasping everything you know this city is meant to be for you. From Beacon St. to Boston Public Gardens and so forth, everything about Boston will make you fall in love.
After settling my bags and stuff at my residence, I went straight to the George Sherman Union to pick up my Terrier Card. I was so excited to receive the first official document of BU; it was real, it was tangible, I WAS PART OF BU! I am going to give you some small advice: go to all of your orientation plans, they are really helpful and you will meet interesting people and learn different stuff about BU that you might find very useful. As you probably have already seen in pictures, Boston University is a beautiful school. It has a lot of cultural diversity, which makes it very interesting and magical at the same time because you feel like you belong somewhere. When I started hearing the professors and advisors speak at orientation conferences, I felt so happy that I was part of this institution. BU makes you feel welcome from the beginning, and I am sure it will remain the same until the last day I am here.
My first impressions of Boston were higher than I expected. It is a city that has a short glance of European structure, but then it is also inspired in modern and fashionable designs. It is a city that has students, but also has many important industries and businesses. My first impressions were definitely that it is a safe, clean, and organized city; but as the days kept passing by, those adjectives didn’t fit into the perfect description as to what I feel for Boston.
It is something that you have to see for yourself. The moment you get to Commonwealth Avenue, when you are standing in front of BU, seeing all the students walk by, with the rush of adrenaline running through their veins, that’s when you start to know Boston a little more. When you go by the Charles River and enjoy a good book and understand the amazing nature that surrounds Cambridge, that is when we won’t ever again take Boston for granted. And once you’ve arrived at Quincy Market and had an amazing lobster roll, that right there will always be home to you even when you leave this beautiful city. And when you stand in front of Boston’s public library you will finally understand that there is no other place you’d rather be.