Caitlin from Canada talks about her life at Edinburgh Napier University.
"I loved finding out about people's experiences in various parts of the world"
I study my Masters in International Tourism Management, which is basically studying tourism and some of the business behind it such as marketing or the management of visitor attractions.
I studied French for my bachelors degree with a minor in geography. Through these two courses, I became very interested in why people go where they go, and I myself studied in France for a semester. My interest in tourism was only strengthened when working at the international office at my university during my undergraduate studies, and I loved finding out about people’s experiences in various parts of the world.
"Edinburgh was a natural choice as the capital of Scotland"
I wanted to study tourism in a place where tourism existed and Edinburgh was a natural choice as the capital of Scotland. While I was looking, the international team was always available to answer my questions and help me out when I was frantically emailing questions. In the end, this is what swayed me to Edinburgh Napier University over the other Edinburgh Universities. I felt like I was welcomed.
I like how many international students I get to meet at Edinburgh Napier University! All my classmates offer unique perspectives on various topics which is helping me to see other viewpoints I would have never considered before. The facilities at the University are great. The library is well stocked and always has the books I need. There are computer facilities everywhere and I never have trouble finding one when I need it.
"It is a stunning city and everybody is so friendly"
When I first came to Edinburgh, I thought it was like a fairy tale! It's the type of place you won believe exists until you see it yourself. It is a stunning city and everybody is so friendly. I love how beautiful the city is and how accessible everything is. I live near the city centre and although it is a bit of a bus ride to my campus, I can walk nearly everywhere else. I love how friendly everyone is here and how welcoming they all are and I've never felt like an outsider here.