It takes courage to change your language, culture, school, country and life style, but the truth is that you gain a lot [when attending high school in Canada]. This experience is a unique opportunity to try new things. I'm from a very warm city, but here I tried curling, skiing, snowboarding and I love watching winter sports. This is one of the things I don't have back home and I will remember it for the rest of my life. You also make new friendships for life. Being abroad makes you have an open mind. Coming to Canada, you'll realize that is a very multicultural country. You'll get to know people from all over the world and learn about their own culture and tradition. I found it unique!
Being an international student is one of the best things that ever happened to me. The reason is because I had a great time here. The key is trying new things, and don't be afraid of what other people think. Being involved in school activities is another thing that makes you meet other students and helps you to make friends, because in doing these activities you spend lot of time at school so that it's like your second home. LCI has activities for everyone. If you like sports, music, dance, fashion, languages, cooking, and of course curricular subjects, there's always something for you!
Take a chance to experience the feeling of being an international student, I guarantee you will have an amazing time in your life that you'll always remember with happiness.
Selene from Mexico, Grade 12
Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI)
Lethbridge School District No. 51