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Supermarket differences & the orientation camp in Yarmouth


Sometimes I don´t understand Canadians. Why do you need a 1810 g bucket of butter, 2 l bottles of orange juice or milk? Why do you pack every single slice of cheese in an extra plastic bag and who had the idea for a 695 ml can of ice tea? Today we actually drove about two hours with the car to go to a cinema and back home - that´s normal for you.
But then, most of the time, I admire you. You also drive for hours to see your family for a few hours, you host people from all over the world with an impressive passion which makes Nova Scotia, in my opinion, the best place to be as an international student.

On Thursday and Friday we had our Orientation Camp in Yarmouth, it was a great experience to meet so many Internationals and it was a chance to make friends with Canadians as well. Although the weather wasn´t the best, unfortunately, we swam in the surprisingly warm lake and had fun with the canoes we could use and the big trampoline in the water. During the two days we were grouped and made different things: we designed our own t-shirts, played soccer with a giant ball, made bracelets and we also ate a lot (the pizza and the cake were fantastic!). Even though that sounds like two days doing nothing but having fun, we actually learned a lot about what to do when we are homesick, what are the dos and don´ts in Canada and how we should act on a party.
All in all I had two interesting, useful days with tons of fun! Thank you very much ‪#‎NSISP‬ for this awesome camp!

Posted by AnnikaInCanada 07:27 Archived in Canada Tagged canada nova_scotia study_abroad nsisp nsispfc shelburne yarmouth making_friends

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Seems like orientation was a busy and fun time for everyone! :-)

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