After a 14 hour flight, the second-grade teacher and student group successfully arrived at their destination. An enthusiastic crowd rushed to greet them. The friendly family and the teachers of the various education communities have been waiting at the airport - everyone holding hand-painted name cards and some carrying gifts. Although they have been in contact for a long time ,meeting face-to-face to give handshakes and hugs for the first time is a very special moment for everyone.
The five months of study and life as a Canadian student has begun. Your life is about to move quickly!
Five months will pass quickly, but for students it plays an indispensable role in their personal development. The language, academics, and university planning that will follow will be fueled by the many many experiences of the five month stay. It is hoped that all of the students will cherish their Canadian experience. In the new cultural they will learn how to communicate effectively with others, share some of their Chinese culture with Canadians, and become more independent and that this transition period in Canada will better prepare them for future study abroad.
On another note, short term study allows students to gain independence and experience in a new culture and avoids the risk of being unprepared for the challenges they may face in their university study abroad.