My Life As An Exchange Student

WARNING The following page contains more personal information than I usually blog about.

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Since I was 10 years old, I could not stop dreaming about traveling the world and exploring different cultures. The thought of being able to start all over again on the other side of the world had always seemed to amaze me. Curiosity is in my nature and what’s the best way to learn abroad than at a school?

Why I am telling you all of this is because this is not just a dream anymore. In fact, in less than a month from now, this will become my reality.

Let me explain myself. At this moment in time, I am seventeen years old and about the start my senior year of high school in Belgium. While I love it here, I just felt the need to explore and get out of my comfort zone. So instead of going back to school after the summer holidays, I will be attending a High School in Nova Scotia, Canada.

I am going to stay with a host family whom I have never met for two months. Although I cannot predict the future, I have a pretty good feeling that this will be one of the most learning experience of my life. Yet.

So this part of my blog will function as a digital diary (hello millennials!) to keep you updated with my adventures on Canadian soil. The date of my departure is the 30th of August, but I will also post about the leaving process before that.

Thanks to the lovely organisation called WEP (World Education Program), I was able to realise this dream of mine. If any of you consider becoming an exchange student, go check out their website. They help you finding a school, host family, visa and even a crew of like minded teens who are also going to study abroad! Doing this is already a big step, but knowing that you are not alone is what makes it less scary.

I hope you will enjoy this exclusive on my life & let me know what you definitely want me to blog about!



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  1. Marleen zegt:

    Dear Lou,
    Wish you a good trip. Explore the world, discover Canada and yourself ? Come back with a lot of experience and good memories !
    All the best,
    Marleen (elena)

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