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This is just beginning

(Esto recién esta comenzando)

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After 2 months living in a foreign country, I realized the beauty of this world and its people in it. Every second here is a moment of cultural and self-learning. Taking this trip has not only helped me to know the Canadian culture, which is incredible, but it has also helped me to know myself better, my desires, aspirations, and dreams.

Everyone lives their own experience of being here because we all come from different countries, cultures, and families. Never look for an identical experience of someone else, look for an authentic one that belongs to you.

From the moment you make the decision to take this trip until you arrive at your school for the first time, you never stop feeling butterflies in your stomach, because you don't know what to expect and what this new world will be like.

Now talking about Nova Scotia is an incredible place, nature is everywhere, trees, deer, birds ... are some of the things I practically see every day before I go to school. You can find beautiful landscapes just a few minutes from your home, and they seem to be hidden in the middle of a magical forest.

The school is a totally new experience, the educational system here is totally different from my country, Chile. In your school, you never stop living new experiences, from taking the yellow bus for the first time until your first dance. These are events that stay in your memory forever.


Friendships are an important part of this journey, not only the incredible fact of having Canadian friends but also being able to meet other international students from around the world, share our cultures and experiences.


In October I celebrated the first Thanksgiving of my life, it was a great weekend sharing with the family and tasting the typical food like turkey. I also tasted pumpkin for the first time on a pie and muffin, these are flavors I had never tasted before in my life.

This is a long journey that is just beginning but will leave an impact for the rest of my life.

(versió en Español)

Luego de 2 meses viviendo en un país extranjero, me he dado cuenta de la belleza de este mundo y de sus personas en el. Cada segundo aquí es un momento de aprendizaje cultural y de uno mismo. Realizar este viaje no solo me ha ayudado a conocer la cultura canadiense, la cual es increíble, si no que también me ha ayudado a conocerme mejor a mi mismo, mis deseos, aspiraciones y sueños.

Cada uno vive su propia experiencia al estar aquí, debido a que todos provenimos de países, culturas y familias diferente. Nunca busques una experiencia idéntica a la de otra persona, busca una auténtica y que te pertenezca.

Desde que tomas la decisión de realizar este viaje, hasta que llegas a tu escuela por primera vez, nunca dejas de sentir mariposas en el estómago, porque no sabes qué esperar y cómo será este nuevo mundo.

Ahora hablando de Nova Scotia, es un lugar increíble, la naturaleza se encuentra por todas partes, árboles, ciervos, pájaros ... son una de las cosas que prácticamente veo todos los días antes de irme a mi escuela. Puedes encontrar hermosos paisajes a solo unos minutos de tu hogar, y pareciera que estuvieran escondido en medio de un bosque mágico.

La escuela es una experiencia totalmente nueva, es sistema educacional de aca es totalmente distinto al de mi país, Chile. En tu escuela nunca dejas de vivir nuevas experiencias, desde tomar el autobús amarillo por primera vez, hasta tu primer baile. Esto son eventos que se quedan en tu memoria por siempre.


Las amistades forman una parte importante de este viaje, no solo el increíble hecho de tener amigos canadienses sino que también poder conocer a los otros estudiantes internacionales de alrededor del mundo, compartir nuestras culturas y vivencias.


En octubre celebre el primer día de acción de gracias de mi vida, fue un gran fin de semana compartiendo con la familia y probando la típica comida como el pavo. También probé por primera vez la calabaza en un pie y en un muffin, son sabores que nunca antes había probado en mi vida.

Este es un largo viaje que solo esta comenzando, pero que dejará una huella por el resto de mi vida.

–Felipe JN

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Experiencing Canda

I have been in Canada for almost two months now, and I am having so much fun.

In celebrated Thanksgiving for the first in my life and it was amazing. We started preparing all the food on Friday. I helped with peeling the appels for pie and the potatoes for the Turkey filling. It was so exiting, since I never made most of these dishes before. I never had a real big turkey in my life, so that made it even more exiting. Fulling the turning was kinda scary at first, because you have to remove the neck and the inside, but it is totally worth it.


The day itself was so much fun. Family and friends came over for supper and stayed to whole night. As it is a tradition to say what you're thankful for at Thanksgiving, this is my turn to do so: I am very thankful for the amazing time I am having in Canada. I am thankful for my new international family and I am thankful for the fact that when this years ends, I will have friends for life all over the world.

The fall is beautiful here in Nova Scotia. I always loved the colors of fall, but they're even more beautiful here, better than I've ever see in my life. I especially love it when the sun is going down and the light is warm and golden. At that moment the light reflects on the leaves and you can just feel how calm it makes you


I have been loving my time here so much. I treasure the memories I already made and I hope to make many more in the coming months.


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A little bit of Autumn&Halloween

Autumn can be your best month ever if you live in Canada, because it is b e a u t i f u l. You can see how dazzling is the perfusion of the nature.


I became fascinated everytime I saw the beauty in the trees all around me. You can see many shades in different colours like red, green, yellow, drab, orange, brown... Besides this, there is no extreme hots anymore which humidity causes. You can feel the freshness and coolness of this season. Necessarily, autumn brings the rain too, it is not the best news for people who does not like rain unlike me, however, everybody loves the amazing smell comes from the soil after the rain.

One of the best things to do in this season is definitely the apple picking. You can get various kinds of apples in there. When we got home, we had 5 big bags of apples and we knew what to do: Apple crisp and apple sauce. I never had the apple crisp before and I did not guess it tastes that good. Homemade apple sauce is also really good, I whis we can have it all the time.

Also, there is another little thing that makes this month charming to me: I recently celebrated my birthday, it was on 24th October. Happy 18 to me! I did not expect from people to remember and give importance to this matter because I have been here for only two months, but they did! All my friends, even people in the school hall and surely my house family here have celebrated it and I have received bunch of gift cards and cute special presents from them. My house mom gave me a necklace with the Nova Scotia borders on it, plus, everbody’s initials in the family are on it: S, K, T, B. My house sister bought me stuff from my favorite store and my friends bought me coffee and cupcakes from Tim Hortons. I felt like everyone around me cared about my birthday and I can say that I had one of the best birthdays in my life here, in Canada. I know that I always will remember it.

We also had a Halloween Party! I became a celtic warrior and had so much fun in there. I met with the other foreign correspondents and realized how much I missed them because it’s been two months already, since the camp. Time flows by and I do not even realize because we always have interesting stuff going on in our lives.

See you next time!

Sebnem A.

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My first fantastic month in Canada

n this blog I’m going to write about mi first weeks in Canada.

First of all, my name’s Alvaro Carceles Ortega I’m a Spanish funny guy I live in Almería in a small city next to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. I live with both of my parents and with my brother but know he’s in the university. I love basketball and all kind of sports.

This has been my first month in Canada and here I have met a lot of new friends international and Canadians. The first days of my journey was in Truro in the summer Camp. Four days after this, we went to our new houses where I met an amaizing family and two incredible host brothers.

At school, I’m making new friends and I’m joining in some sport teams such as soccer and basketball. My marks are really good and my relationship with my teachers is awesome. School it’s too different from Spain, in Spain I used to have 11 subjects and 6 classes per day here I got 4 subjects and only 4 classes in a day so I like it. My favourite class is Canadian History because I really like the history and the Canadian one it’s really exciting. But I really like them all

I’m really happy with my family we make a lot of things in special with Derrick my host brother. We play basketball and soccer in the same team we are really friends. Actually I can’t say that with my other host brother Ibrahim because he arrived 2 days ago but he is really nice too. We have visit halifax all together too so I’m really happy

That’s all for today see you all soon !



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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!


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