Shifra is a student at Liverpool International College. Originally from Rwanda, she moved to the UK to study at the University of Liverpool. She's also a Kaplan Student Ambassador, and has some great insights for any other international students thinking of studying in Liverpool!
Hello, my name is Shifra and I am a Foundation Certificate student at Liverpool International college. I have been so lucky to study in vibrant city like Liverpool, where there are so many things to do. Here are my top 5 favourite things to do in Liverpool!
1. Visit the Albert Docks
The Albert Dock was a well-known trading centre back in the 18th century. Now it is an amazing attraction with roller coaster rides, art galleries, museums and just absolutely beautiful scenery.
I like to go to the docks to take strolls around with my friends, ride the roller coasters and take pictures, because the background scenery will make your photos look amazing. It is a really nice place where you can have fun while learning a lot about the city.
2. The museums
Personally, I am a passionate lover of history, and it's something Liverpool is rich in. There are many museums, and I have visited as many as I can. It is interesting because they cover all aspects of history, from Egyptian and Chinese to the history of the Beatles, the Titanic and so much more.
3. Eating out
I think exploring the city to find places to eat is my favourite thing to do. I like that there are lots of restaurants to choose from, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from, you can always find a food place that reminds you of home. You can also try something new every time.
4. Abercromby Square
Sometimes when school work is a bit tiresome and I'm in the library, I like to take some time to relax in the Abercromby Square garden, which is just near the library.
It has a relaxing atmosphere, especially in the summer, and it is also perfect for my Instagram pictures!
Liverpool has wide range of shops and a famous shopping complex called Liverpool ONE with shops such as Hugo Boss, Micheal Kors and many more.
There are many shops to choose from whether you want clothes, footwear, electronics, etc. It is always fun to go from shop to shop with friends and Liverpool one is the perfect place for that.