Lexi Davis: Bordeaux vs Vancouver

Since arriving in Bordeaux I have been looking for similarities between Bordeaux and Vancouver and it took me over a month before I found any…The first similarity was when I went to the movies; the movie theater was larger than Silver City and the movie was in English. I highly recommend going to the movies if you are ever feeling homesick! 

The second similarity I found was going to a Euro Football game (soccer). Alex, Chiara and I attended a Bordeaux soccer match on the weekend and we sat (well stood, because no one sits during the game) in the section that was equivalent to the “South Siders” at a White Caps games. Both Bordeaux and Vancouver a major sports cities; you can find a lot different sports being played at INSEEC and around town. There are also a lot of places where you can watch international sports game. There were quite a few Super Bowl Sunday parties last weekend. 

These are a couple of the similarities that I have found between the two cities, but for the most part the two cities are very different. First off, Bordeaux (the entire city centre) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is filled with lots of history and culture, whereas Vancouver is an extremely young city and lacks a lot of the cultural influences that you can see all over Bordeaux.

Lexi is a third year Business Adminstration student studying abroad at INSEEC Business School in Bordeaux, France.  Lexi also participated in the 2013 China Field School.  


Popular posts from this blog

London Field School 2018 - Maryam, Larissa, and Lauren

Studying Abroad: Fastest Five Months!

Diana Do: MCI Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria