Though she has seen photos of it in the past, seeing the famed Niagara Falls up close and personal left Alycee Byrd in awe.
“You don’t realize how big it is until you see it in person,” the third-year exchange student from Greensboro, N.C., said of the popular landmark found in Niagara’s backyard.
Byrd was part of a day-trip of more than 50 international and domestic students who made the trek to see the Falls on Jan. 13 with Brock International Services. The timing of the visit was ideal, as students were able to experience the icy wonderland recently created at the Falls by a long cold snap.
Brock International hosts a variety of off-campus outings meant to help introduce students to the community.
In addition to a stop at the waterfall, the Niagara Falls trip included leisure time in the tourism district and shopping at a local outlet mall.
Aside from the Falls, one of the most exciting attractions for Byrd was the Niagara SkyWheel, a ferris wheel in the heart of Clifton Hill that provides a unique, high-vantage point of the area.
Despite the frigid temperatures on Saturday, Byrd said she was “warming up to Canada” and looking forward to exploring more of Niagara, as well as visiting Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, while studying at Brock.
Details on upcoming community events hosted by Brock International are available on ExperienceBU.