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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.


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Nova Scotia Exchange Program Foreign Correspondent Camp

This is how we enjoyed our foreign correspondence camp!

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Most of us arrived on friday evening to Truro. We are staying in NSCC’s residence with lovely roommates. This place is so green, fresh and big. We have lots of people here to help us and make us comfortable such as ambassadors and program managers. Everyone is socializing and we also became close friends with each other, other internationals and some Canadians, of course. Now, we are having and education about what we are going to do for the rest of our exchange program: foreign correspondence. It is for sharing our experiences with Nova Scotia, our home countries and the next exchange students who should be following us to learn what is waiting them here ;) We are on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and this blog for you guys to follow us.

Our first trip was to Halifax on Saturday afternoon. We went to the Halifax Citadel which was quite interesting because there are lots of people who still “live” in that century with their amazing old clothes and items. The castle is in the middle of the City and it is surrounded by high walls so nobody would attack them. They still have old guns and old rooms and furnitures for exhibition. There are some touching stories about war-time heroes which you should read once you get there.

After Halifax Citadel tour, we went on a Harbour Hopper tour. It is something that makes you learn all about Halifax city. The vehicle was so fancy that we started our tour on land and we went on the water. There was an amazing girl who told all about the city so we enjoyed it a lot.


Dinner at McKelvies was totally delicious! Sebnem ate “blackened salmon” which they cook with some special spices and Alina and Alvaro had a salad and steak because they are not fan of the sea food but we all enjoyed sweet potato fries :)


On Sunday, we have visited the Victoria Park in Truro. It was so big and nice with lots of waterfalls that people enjoyed the cold water after a hot day. At Park, all of the foreign correspondence students were together with following each other on basements to climb up and see the better view of the nature.


Now, we are little bit sad because we have to say goodbye to each other and to you but we are also happy because we will say hello to our host families! We will stay in touch so we will always now what kind of experience we are having in our exchange life. See you soon!

Sebnem Atci, Alina Grons, Alvaro Ortega.


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NSISP Foreign Correspondents 2018-19


We are pleased to introduce our Nova Scotia International Student Program Foreign Correspondents for the 2018-19 school year.

Our Foreign Correspondents have been carefully selected by representatives from agencies in their home countries to share their NSISP adventure with the world!

Please welcome:
Alina Grons - Germany, TCRCE
Alvaro Carceles Ortega - Spain, CCRCE
Felipe Jorquera - Chile, CCRCE
Francesco Chukwuma Ide - Italy, HRCE
Jiske van Piggelen - Netherlands, HRCE
Judy (Manrong) Li - China, HRCE
Pablo Kantun Estrada - Mexico, TCRCE
Sebnem Atci - Turkey, HRCE
Seung Hyeon Woo, Republic of South Korea, HRCE

We also welcome back:
Phatcharida (Mindy) Thonglat - Thailand, TCRCE
Toan (Tony) Nguyen - Vietnam, CCRCE

Journey along with them:

Travellerspoint: http://nsispfc.travellerspoint.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nsispfc/ #nsisp #nsispfc
Youtube: NSISP Foreign Correspondents
and on the official Nova Scotia International Student Program Facebook Page

Best wishes to all of our 2018-19 NSISP Foreign Correspondents

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Foreign Correspondents Camp.

As new correspondents we have the chance to tell the world about our great adventures. But we don't just know how to do it. That is why we were all invited to the Foreign Correspondent Camp.

During this camp we learned a lot of thing about social media and blogging. After getting to know each other better we started with our first class. We had a really interesting introduction to photography. We learned some very basic tricks to make better photos and make our photos look more professional. At 1:00 p.m. we travelled to Halifax. First we went to the Halifax Citadel. It is fort that was built to protect the city from enemies. We also got a tour of the city of Halifax on a Harbour Hopper. A Habour Hopper is a bus but it can function as a boat as wel. We saw some beautiful thing in the city and the harbour. After the Harbour Hopper we went to eat at McKelvies, a restaurant famous for it's seafood. We had an amazing time at Halifax. We were all so tired most of us slept on the way back home.

On the second day, we were learning about how to post our experiences on social media and about the rules which we have to respect. After that, we practiced to write about our adventures. After lunch, we went to Victoria park in Truro and got to see the falls. The second day was the last day of our camp so we had dance party. All the international students and ambassadors were ready for the dance party. We had great time with exciting songs and snacks.
In the last few minutes, all the students and teacher were crying because they had really good memories but they have to leave here. I am sure we had great time and also best friends all over the world.


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Don't say goodbye


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Finally, two years later, I graduated here, and the efforts of these two years have also paid off today, but this is also the time to say goodbye.
Two years ago, I came to Canada with excitement and tension. I don't know what challenges I will face, and I will gain something, but from the host family to the academic performance, it seems to be arranged, very smooth. So today I was able to graduate with a very high honor and am very happy to leave here.1CF9AD1521589692B87987C298C956C5.jpg
When it comes to parting, the most difficult part is to say goodbye to the parents of the host family. Over the past two years, I think I have become part of this family. They care and help each other like my family in Canada, so this The time of separation will be very difficult, because we don't know when we can meet again, so I cherish the last time with them, but time is fast, it is always fleeting, but fortunately we stay Give each other the best memories, these memories are priceless!CAAB3F8982369FC7C60E45D638AC527A.jpg
Parting is for a better reunion!I love here, I love all you guys, I love Canada!
---Allan Xiao

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