On September 19, 2015, the school had organized a trip to famous places in St. Louis and all students were welcome to join. Most international students were present and surely had a lot of fun.
The first stop of the trip was Forest Park. The view inside is just breathtaking.
A group of Vietnamese and Japanese students
The following stop was the New Cathedral Church. The sun was bright but the wind was soothing.
A Vietnamese student enjoying the immensity of the church
Highlights of the trip was the Old Court House and the Arch.
Yes we’re in the sky!
The trip ended with a late lunch at McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden.
Grilled chicken sandwich with onion rings. Yum yum!
We had so much fun and good memories. Hopefully there will be more of these events.
Do you know that this coming Friday is our Fontbonne Day?!!! I’m very excited to that since I just came to Fontbonne University last summer and this is my first year to experience Fontbonne Day!! This year I will have an opportunity to participate into one of the volunteering activities. I and other Fontbonne students will be going to an elementary school to decorate their walls and do a little gardening. I think it will be fun especially since the weather these days is so nice!!! 😀
Let’s spread the Fontbonne spirit in the St. Louis community!!!
Without having a car here on campus I get to experience this beautiful city by foot or by bike! I am from St. Paul, Minnesota and I love being somewhere new where I don’t know where I’m going and what I am going to find. Biking around the Fontbonne University area the past few weeks I have found grocery stores, museums, restaurants, beautiful fountains, and lots and lots of coffee shops.
One thing that I love about St. Louis is the amazing coffee shops. I am the type of person that likes to change up where I study, and of course, coffee is always a bonus too. There are so many great coffee shops right here in Clayton, let alone the greater St. Louis area. There is a Starbucks Coffee within about a mile in every direction, but there are also so many local places around here. One of my favorite places to bike to on a sunny day is Kaldi’s Coffee House. This is just blocks away from Fontbonne University and they have arguably the best iced mochas! The people here are so friendly and it is located in a calm and beautiful area; it is such a wonderful place to sit and relax and get some studying done.
Beyond coffee, there are so many other wonderful things to do in St. Louis such as explore the beautiful Forest Park, go to the comedy shows at Fitz’s restaurant on Thursday nights at 10:30, try the amazing local pizza places, and of course, go to the St. Louis Arch!
For more information about the fun things to do around St. Louis and Fontbonne University check out this video: http://www.fontbonne.edu/stlouis
The only city I have ever known is Chicago, which is HUGE. So, when I came to live in St. Louis 2.5 years ago I didn’t know where outside of Fontbonne I could call home. A place where I could go every week to distress from school and life in general. A little over a year ago I found that place, The Improv Shop.
The Improv Shop (https://www.facebook.com/theImprovshop) is a comedy club in the Central West End. Improvisers ask the audience of anything at all, and they do a 20-30 min scene just on that. What they come up with is hilarious. To be an improviser you must take classes. They have from level 0 to level 5 (http://theimprovshop.com/classes.html). If I had the money, I would totally do it.
This is a place I go to multiple times a week. In the course of this past year I have made so many friends and met people I’ll cherish the rest of my life. If you want to check out a place where laughing is a guarantee and maybe meet some new people, this is the place. You will most likely see me there too! They have shows on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Its only $5 to get in, or if you are a student then its free.