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Christmas in Canada

Christmas in Canada

Hey guys!   That’s my second time spending Christmas in Canada and it seems like we will be wearing bikinis and sunglasses on Dec 25th because you can’t even consider it winter with this weather (thank god though).  Unfortunately, It was really hard to me to be with my family this Holidays since I work in the

consumer rights in Canada

Consumer Rights in Canada

Here in Toronto, we are fortunate to be able to return products after purchasing them without any problems. Many people get confused about consumer rights and how the return process works in Canada. With this in mind, I decided to write a post with information and links about these rights, more specifically, how they apply

The Basic Cost of a Trip to Canada

One of the questions I’m asked again and again on my blog is the cost of a trip to Toronto. This is one of the hardest questions to answer because each person has his/her own vacation style and spends money accordingly. For example, there are people who travel only if they will stay in a

8 steps to overcome homesickness

One of the biggest challenges I have had to overcome so far is homesickness. I used to think that feeling homesick was awful but honestly, it has been one of the things that have made me better now. It has led me to a better experience abroad. Here are 8 different ways I have found

My first business trip.

In my previous post, I wrote about the second part of my program, my internship. I would now like to share with you a bit more of my routine in the office. Since starting my internship a month ago, I have been working on several projects with different clients and departments. I’ve been observing my

Sunset at English Bay

7 things to do for free in Vancouver

Most students are on a budget so I’d like to share a few free activities to do in Vancouver that won’t break your bank. 1. Swim at Deep Cove One of the most beautiful places I have been to in Vancouver is Deep Cove. It’s situated in North Vancouver, not too far from downtown. Don’t

Remembrance Day in Canada

What is Remembrance Day? Have you seen anyone wearing an artificial poppy in October or November? The red poppy is the symbol of the memory of those who have died in military interventions. In addition to that, some people choose to wear white poppies to campaign for non-military interventions in conflict situations. On the 11th

Celebrating Halloween

Halloween is a North American tradition and a different experience while studying abroad. In Brazil, we don’t go knocking door-to-door shouting, “Trick or Treat”, and we don’t dress up unless it’s Carnival. One of my favorite parts of this tradition is the atmosphere; although it is scary, it is lots of fun. Halloween is celebrated

Finding the Right Accommodation Option

The part of studying abroad that always makes me a little anxious is finding a place to stay. I have stayed with a host family, a roommate, and also lived by myself. Each of these experiences taught me to make better choices the next time I would have to stay abroad. We are all different

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