Regina from Mexico

My name is Regina and I have been in Vernon for 10 months. I go to Kalamalka Secondary School and I love it. I am really glad I am here. I am enjoying it so much. My host parents are really nice and I feel safe in my house and at school. I have great friends and I spend a lot of my time with them. I wish I could be here more time.

Carolina Trujillo from Columbia

My Name is Carolina Trujillo and I am from Colombia. Before I came I was very excited because I was coming to Canada, and I would be able to share with people from different countries and cultures. The experience was very good, I think I really learned a lot, not only English, but also you grow as a person, you learn how to be by yourself in a different country, without friends and family, it is very difficult at the beginning, but then you can get use to it and enjoy it. I think it was great the experience, I loved to share with all the different cultures, and people. I came here being only Carolina, but I think I’m coming back home being more than that, a more understandable and responsible person. Thank you for making this possible.

Marina Fernanda Silva de Oliveira from Brazil

Hi, My name is Marina Fernanda Silva de Oliveira, I’m sixteen years old and I’m from Brazil. I did an exchange program in Vernon, BC during November, 14 until January, 26, 2012. I chose to come to Canada, because I always heard amazing things about the country and because I wanted to learn more English. And I can say that Canada impressed me and everything was better than I expected. I really enjoyed my stay in Canada, It was so good! There were a lot of reasons why I felt this way. But the first and the most important reason was my host home. My host parents were amazing and really nice with me. I always felt that I was in my own home. The school was pretty good too. I went to Clarence Fulton Secondary School in the 11 grade and I loved it. All teachers, staff and students are really cool and friendly and the school did a lot of fun activites with the international students. I did friends here who I never will forget! I think I was lucky for choose go to Canada, because besides canadians who I met, I met lot of people who are from many different countries like Mexico, Columbia, Korea, China and India. This is the one of the wonderful things about Canada, here you can meet people of the whole world, then you can know about many cultures. I loved Canada!