Arriving at Nipissing University

My name is Mia Chiosso from the Melbourne Campus of the Australian Catholic University and I am heading to Nipissing University for Semester 2.   Leading up to my departure I was excited and also terrified at the same time as I was looking forward to trying a new experiences as well worried about if […]

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Canadians ARE really friendly!

Canada Georgia Ramacciotti

Georgia – Semester Exchange to University of the Fraser Valley, Canada Semester 1, 2017 The stereotype is true… Canadians are really friendly Somehow it has already been one month since I arrived here at the University of the Fraser Valley and in all honesty not once has it been a let-down.  Before arriving at my university […]

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Learning to live as a Canadian


Zoe – Exchange to Nipissing University, Canada Semester 2, 2016 Well 2 weeks has already come and gone, and guess what, I made some friends. (Don’t act so surprised.) Some are born and raised Canadian and others are from across the globe. I never thought I’d become that person whose accent or lingo changes but […]

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Side Trips in the USA!

National Park Alessandre Alonso

Alessandre – Semester Exchange to Seattle University, USA Semester 2, 2016 Paradise Valley, Canada My sister and I spent the first week of our travels hiking through Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. From the moment we entered the park we were in awe of its’ snow-capped mountains and crystal blue lakes – it is […]

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Travelling on a Shoestring

Paradise Valley Alberta A.Alonso

Alessandre – Exchange to Seattle University, Semester 2, 2016 After I finished high school, it was my dream to travel as much and as often as possible. In the last 3 years, I have been blessed to be able to keep up with this dream, but the realities of travelling as a part time worker/full […]

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Snow and sledding!!

It was around a month ago that the first snow fell here in North Bay, Ontario. I had been expecting it for a while and had been expressing my excitement to my house mates. So when the first snow fell the girls ran straight into my room screaming “wake up Rachel, it’s snowing.” I jumped […]

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Oh, Canada!

To be completely honest, for a while I was struggling with being here in Canada. Things seemed pretty bleak as university wasn’t going the way I wanted it to and I was getting more homesick by the day. But then, thanks to some help from my friends, I came to realise just how fortunate I […]

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