Thi Khanh Ly Tran from Vietnam

It’s almost 9 months since the first day that I came to Vernon. Until now I can believe that Vernon and Fulton high school is the best choice for me to enjoy my perfect adventure abroad schedule.

I arrived at the airport at midnight. My host family were already there to wait for me. We had a warm greeting and left the airport to come back home. They are a Filipion family with five people live in a very beautiful house. We were talking about our hobbies , our family and my long trip for a while and showed me my room, the bath room and gave me some more guide before we all went to sleep to ready for school in the next morning.

Vernon that day is a beautiful city with a nice spring weather. I went to school with my host family and met my international teacher. He led me did a proficiency Math and English exam for a reasonable classification. I met all of the international student at lunch time. They were very friendly welcoming me. A Japanese girl and a German girl led me to take a short tour around Fulton. It’s exactly like what I imagined! Fulton’s classes have full of facilities with two gyms, a very big school yard for football, basketball, a library with thounsand of book and computer, drama class, art class, cooking class, cafeteria and so on. The best thing in here for me is I can selected the subjects that I like. I think that is a pretty effective when I can choose the best course for my career. One more thing that make I love Fulton is the teaching and learning here are focus on practical and not only in theory like in Viet Nam. It is useful to use after graduation. Teachers are just like my friend and they are professional. When I stuck in some problems, they are very en thusiastic for helping me. After the first teem, my marks are good, and I have some more friends. I also got a gold medal for my textiles class.

In some case, I discovered that this place not only good for studying but also good for playing. It has a lot of fun place like Polson Park, Silver Star, Okanagan lake, Davidson Orchards farm through field trips for ESL class every week and trips with my host family. Until now I almost know all of the places in Vernon. Sometimes, I go out to deliver newspapers at the weekend with my host father, stayed at home and play game with my super cute brother or maybe go shopping with my host mother. They are very attentive and help me a lots. Our family are mix from Filipino , Vietnamese and Canadian culture however we are enjoying it by making foods around the whole world and talking about our traditional culture to understand each other. Everything have been happening in a great way.

Being so far away from home was incredibly difficult but I never felt give up because I managed to pass all my classe, have a lot of good friends, a perfect school and an awesome host family. It’s feel like nothing better than it.