Back to school 📚

Thursday, September 3rd, back to school! I was serene, ready to learn surrounded by new walls. Luckily, I had Asli by my side!

CANADIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM 🚸
ℑndeed, Canadians don't have the same school system as we do in Belgium. Their year is divided into semesters. Each semester, they change their courses. Canadian students begin in Grade 1 to Grade 12 🎓. But even if you're in Grade 11 you can take course of Grade 12. That's what I do 😉.
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Lockers! Here are they ✌
TEACHERS & STUDENTS 💁🏼
The relationship between teachers & students is very different. They are very friendly (Sometimes too much! For some, I already know a lot about their life). For example, the first thing my biology teacher said to me is "Oh you look so gorgeous!". That's not really the kind of thing we will have in Belgium haha!😏 

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MY SCHEDULE 📝
I've 4 courses a day but 5 different during the week. Each course lasts for 1:20. I begin school at 9 am and finish at 3:20 pm. Lunch pause lasts for 40 minutes. 
* Agri-foods 11
* English 11
* Biology 12
* Global Geography 12
* Pre-cal (Advanced maths) 12
My class of biology!
My class of biology!
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1- Our gymnasium 2- Swaggy school buses!
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This is the cafeteria, place of meeting and for lunch.

 

This is my school! I’ll have to work a lot. To understand the course isn’t a problem for me. The biggest problem I have is when I want to speak and I don’t find the words I would like to say 😅. And for the curious, we are 6 exchange students in AWEC. Tomorrow, I have a camp for all the international students of the region. (special thank to Janelle for the pics!😘) x

Safe & Sound 🎈

Hey! I lived my first days in Canada. I’ve so much to tell you : here we go!

TRIP TO MONTREAL

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This panorama was taken on the top of the Royal Mount. The view is incredible!

I spend 3 days in Montreal with other exchange students of my organisation. This town is awesome. It is alive and so peaceful because all around there are parks, forest and we are near the river Saint-Laurent. Peoples there are so lovely. I’ve great memories.

Selfie with Montreal. Yeah, I was so happy to be there!
1- Selfie of Montreal. Yeah, I was so happy to be there! 2- We had a walk in the Latin Quarter. It’s typical to climb staircases to enter in your house. It’s really charming.
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Nice meal on Sainte-Catherine street. For people who know me, yeah, these french fries were pretty nice aha!

DEPARTURE FOR HALIFAX

After the landing and a hug to my host mother, I spend the first day of September in Halifax. I visit the Citadel, a museum and Peggy’s Cove. It was amazing!

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Great view of Halifax and his bridge on the background.
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The small port of Peggy’s Cove. Cute and peaceful village.
Peggy's Cove Panorama! Hope you'll like it.
Peggy’s Cove Panorama! Hope you’ll like it.
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The horizon & I…
Joy jump! I wish you to go there once 😘
Joy jump! I wish you to go there once 😘

Tomorrow, I go back to school! Wish me luck. Enjoy!

My lovely host family ✨

I received my family on July 6. My organisation called me but I was at work – I did a student job to win pocket money – so I didn’t answer. But as soon as I learnt I was so excited to meet them. Thus… Who are they ?

Joy and Norman March 2015I present you Joy & Norman. He is retired and she works for economical development. They have 4 children but they all left the house. We have lots of shared interests. I’ll also meet a Turkish girl named Asli. She’s staying there for 2 years. She’s going to be graduated this year.

House from road March 2015

That’s my house! It looks like in an American serie. Furthermore, it is pink! This cute house is a standard one, built in 1840. I already love it.

Where I go ? 🌎

1024px-Canada_Nova_Scotia_manonMy host family lives in the small town of Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia. The city counts a little less than 500 inhabitants. It’s the oldest town of Canada.

The weather is pretty nice. The temperature can reach 30 °C in summer and come down to -25 °C during the winter months. I won’t forget to take with me t-shirts, skirts but also a down jacket and a warm hat!

As you can see, the village is located at the water’s edge. It is the river Annapolis which flows into the bay of Fundy. My host Dad already told me we can go whale-watching! He has a Zodiac boat.

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