Societies play an essential role in one's university experience. Societies are essentially clubs that you may join throughout your university years. It will allow you to live outside of your studies and have fun! Furthermore, understanding how to combine your studies and social time is a valuable ability to have in general and will serve you well during your university years.
I joined the International Society. The International Society, located on Oxford Road, is a popular space for international students in Manchester. The organisation has over 3,000 members from over 150 countries, giving it an excellent place to make friends and contacts during your stay. Its members, many of whom have lived in countries other than their own, want to guarantee that students have a good time in the UK.
The International Society brings everyone together by creating a welcoming and caring atmosphere for international students, helping them to effortlessly adapt, socialise, and integrate into university life and feel at home. The organisation organises weekend trips around the UK, over 40 different lessons each week, and over 100 different social events throughout the year, allowing us to make the most of our time in Manchester.
Events organised by the International Society include the cultural nights, social gatherings, and theatrical trips; discounted lunches in the Lake District, North Wales, Stratford, York, and Edinburgh; a Hospitality Scheme to connect international students with locals; a social reception each term for members to meet; a Women and Families' Group for international students' spouses to meet together - with talks, cookery demonstrations, and visits (Children are welcome); English and other language classes; regular world quiz nights, tai chi, juggling, and belly dancing classes.
The International Society recently organised a trip to Northern Wales. We began the day with a journey to Betws-y-Coed, a lovely town in Snowdonia. We then travelled to Swallow falls, a beautiful series of waterfalls regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Wales. The day's final destination was Llanberis, where we boarded the Snowdon Mountain Railway and climbed the tallest mountain in Wales. The hike was quite tricky yet extremely fun. This was undoubtedly the highlight of the day, despite the difficulties.
Thus, through the International Society, I met people from all over the globe, learned about their lives and shared a part of my life. So, if you have the opportunity, join this brilliant club! Make the most of your stay in Manchester by surrounding yourself with others who share your desire to explore and experience new things.