A Travellerspoint blog

September 2018

post #1

It was just a dream before it really happened

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I have always carried thoughts in my mind about how would it be if I study abroad because I was curious to see what people are doing and how do they live in kilometres away. What do they eat? What do they wear? Where do they go? And even what kind of jokes they laugh at? There are seven billion people in the world but why we kind of stuck into certain ones? Why there would not be new people and culture? These things are always ruffled me and through them, I am where I am right now: 7000 kilometres away from my home country, meeting and living with new people and living a new life, which is always what I would like to try. Right now, I am in Nova Scotia, Canada, making my dreams came true and giving myself a chance to learn new people from different countries that I just have heard their names of. People are the reflections of their countries, which gives me a hope about that I can get to know our world better.

My name is Sebnem and I will be 18 years old in October. I am having a great experience with my new house family and friends in Lower Sackville, Halifax. I go to Sport Stadium frequently which is right beside to my school. It is amazing place for sport lovers like me that I can swim, skate and go to fitness room. Except that, I go to Halifax downtown with my friends, it is a nice little city which you can have lots of fun after learning the bus system. I also have free-time for myself so I can write, read, watch new movies and take photos and give myself a space to embrace all these new family-friends-school-environment stuff. I am also so excited to share about the upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and so on. I love all about these because it is always celebrated with all family together. I also know that there will be lots of different activities coming on for us, internationals, I am looking forward to participate.

I will update here as I have new experiences to share, keep on following!

-SA

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Every great dream starts with a dreamer.

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That dreamer is me. My name is Jiske, I’m 18 years old and I will be in Canada for the next 10 months. I was born and raised in a small village in the Netherlands. By my awesome parents and my two extra moms; my older sisters. My biggest hobby is korfball, a typical Dutch sport on which I will probably make another blog post. I’ve been playing korfball my whole life and I will miss it a lot since it is not played here in Nova Scotia. But I will probably find something else that I love to play. I also really enjoy music, mostly musicals.

Now that we talked about me, let’s talk about the dream. The dream started a few years ago. A friend a mine travelled to the US to go to high school for a full year, she came back with the most wonderful stories and made friends for a lifetime. The moment she started telling about her year abroad I knew that it was something a wanted to do too. So, I started looking into the options. We looked into several options and different countries and after some research we came across this option to go to Canada after graduating Dutch high school. This was the perfect option for me.

And here I am ready to have the time of my life in Canada and share my adventures with the world.

-JP

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