One of the many ways Michigan State University sets itself apart from other colleges is the opportunity students have to travel. When I say travel, it’s a very broad definition. Michigan State has a very well known study abroad program with more than 260 programs in over 60 countries. There are also many opportunities for internships in major cities such as New York and Chicago. Aside from programs that Michigan State offers, the Detroit airport is close by. One quick bus ride on the Michigan Flyer takes you to the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and from there the destination is your choice!
This weekend I was able to find a cheap flight to visit one of my best high school friends in Boston, where she attends Boston University. On the first day of the trip, I was with my friend, Bonnie walking around the city when I saw a woman carrying a tote bag with Sparty on it. I looked at her and said, “Did you go to MSU?” To which she replied, “I did! I miss it every day.” We then exchanged the classic, “Go Green! Go White!” and went our separate ways.
Bonnie looked at me and said, “That’s awesome you talk to other Spartans like that. I don’t think I’d say anything to someone I saw wearing BU stuff.” This goes to show the special connection Spartans have among other fellow Spartans. I am always saying something to people I see while traveling wearing Michigan State apparel.
Back to my travels of Boston – the next day I had an unforgettable vanilla latte at Blue State Coffee on Boston University’s campus. That night we went out to dinner at a very popular place called Cafeteria on Newbury Street. My friends and I were quite boring and ordered salads, but the salads were far from boring. The food was delicious and accompanied by a great view of the Prudential Building, Boston’s tallest building.
The next day I would be in the Prudential Building, on the 52nd floor having a drink at Top of the Hub. The restaurant and bar have a 360-degree view from the top of the building. Unfortunately, the view was very cloudy. When I say that, I mean it appeared as though I was in a cloud because I couldn’t see any of Boston due to that day’s cloudy, rain weather.
Overall, the trip was a blast. I was thrilled to see the city of Boston, visit my friends and get away on a weekend trip. Seeing the world, the country, or even a different state can allow you to grow. You learn who you are as you travel to new places and try new things. Travelling is good for the soul. Have you started planning your next get-away yet?