By Chelsea Dolan, 4th year Student in Journalism, FCAD
Landing back home in Canada at Pearson Airport felt strange, in the sense that it felt like I never left home in the first place. For the past five months I lived in Europe, constantly experiencing new cultures and cities, with each day being so spontaneously different— yet everything at home remained exactly the same.
Continue reading Home Sweet Home – Life After Exchange
By Jade du Preez, Inbound Exchange Student from the Journalism program at Edinburgh Napier University
“Yeah, but why Canada?” This was probably the most commonly asked question from local Torontonians. They couldn’t understand why someone as well travelled as myself would spend four months in Canada, of all the countries I could have picked. And here’s why; Canada is the most beautiful and polite country I’ve ever visited. Never have I encountered nicer people in such a big city, and I’ve lived in a few cities!
Continue reading Seeing Life in a New Light: Looking Back on My Exchange at Ryerson University
By Serena Lalani, Undergraduate student in the School of Journalism, Faculty of Communication and Design
I’m not sure what day of the week it is as I’ve started to lose track, but what I can tell you is that I’m currently sipping rosé on the coast of Greece and life feels nothing short of a dream come true. Continue reading Living the European Dream: Life Abroad
By Julie Germansky, Undergraduate student in the School of Journalism, Faculty of Communication and Design
Note from the Editor: Julie received a scholarship from the Ontario-Rhone-Alpes Student Exchange Program.
It’s around 5 o’clock and I am sitting on the steps along the quai du rhône, sipping a sample size bottle of côte du rhône red wine while observing the French after-five indulgence in full swing. Clusters of friends gathering for apéro, runners trace the border of the quai, the pastel palette of Lyon’s historic facade reflects off of the water, couples show heaps of PDA and baguettes and cheese are being eaten in the masses— this is the French culture thriving as I will remember. The first time I sat on those stairs, the french chatter was white noise, but now I’ve grown to understand and participate in the French lingo myself. Continue reading The Finals Days in Lyon: Reflections from a Broad Abroad