The Ohio State Michigan was one of the defining moments of my freshman year. As a huge football fan, I knew that our season would come down to the final game of the season. I was slightly disappointed that the game was right after Thanksgiving because there was the chance that I would have to go home to North Carolina and miss the game. Luckily, my parents knew how important the game was to me and they decided to meet me in Cincinnati at my relatives house to celebrate the holiday. On the Friday before the game, my whole family came up to Columbus and I was able to show them all around campus. Unfortunately, they could not stay for the game so they left on Saturday morning.
The morning of the game I woke up at around 5:30 AM in order to get a good spot at the College Gameday show that preceded the game. The pre-game show was definitely worth it and it got me even more hyped for the game. The game itself did not exactly go the way that I wanted as we were down almost the entire game. Somehow, we tied the game at the end of regulation and sent the game to overtime. We eventually smashed through to victory in the second overtime period and all madness ensued. Rushing the field was a crazy experience and definitely one I will never forget. All in all, it was one of the best days of my life.
Over Fall Break, I accompanied over 50 other International Affairs scholars members to Toronto to explore what the city had to offer. Each of the three days that we spent in the city was filled with different tours and trips that broadened our cultural scopes.
We arrived on Thursday night and went to dinner at the Spaghetti factory and then we had time to explore the areas around our hotel. It was hard to not get lost though, as we did not have cell phone service. On Friday, we went to the Aga Khan museum and the Ismaili center which were both interesting experiences. I really enjoyed the Ismaili center because it gave me more insight into what the Islamic faith was really about. The tour of the center was interesting as it showcased the unique art that comes from not only Islam, but more specifically Ismaili. The art, as well as the center in general, was incredibly beautiful. After the Aga Khan museum and the Ismaili center, the group learned about Canadian history at the Royal Ontario Museum.
On Saturday, the group went to Casa Loma and the CN Tower. Casa Loma had beautiful views of the Toronto skyline and the landscape around the estate. The group explored the estate, but the tour eventually turned into a photoshoot as the scenery was too good to pass up. Later that afternoon, we took a tour of the CN Tower and all of Toronto from the highest point in the city. My favorite part of the tower was the glass floor because I was really able to get a sense of how high up I was.
Getting to see and explore a new city was an experience of a lifetime, but my favorite part of the trip was bonding with all the IA scholars. I grew closer with many new people which makes being in International Affairs scholars much more fun.
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My name is Kyle Lim. I was born in Midland, Michigan, but spent the last fourteen years of my life in Raleigh, North Carolina. My intended major is engineering (undecided but currently leaning towards mechanical or industrial systems) and I hope to minor in business in the coming future. I plan to enter the professional world as some type of engineer and eventually enter the business side of an organization. Outside of school, my interests include watching all sports (basketball is my favorite), any type of physical activity and volunteering with children and those in need. I love everything about Ohio State, from the obvious things like our amazing football team to the subtle details like the beauty of campus on a crisp fall day.
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