INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROFILE | By Sharon M.
SM: When and why did you move from Philippines to Canada?
ADR: My flight from Philippines to Canada was on October 17, 2015. My mother wanted me and my brother to have a chance to study abroad. Also, we have relatives who reside in Ontario and my parents wanted us to live closer to them.
SM: How do you find Nova Scotia so far?
ADR: Nova Scotia is really amazing. On my journey from home to here, I was nervous and confused. I was scared about moving to a new place where I didn’t know anyone but the people here, even strangers, greet me with a smile and ask me how my day is going. I like their hospitality. The weather in Philippines is warm because it is a tropical country, but here it is so cold. Brrr. It is hard for us to adjust to this cold weather. Food over here is surprisingly similar to the food we eat back home. I didn’t expect people to eat rice over here, but they do and that’s great!
SM: What is your favorite site or hangout spot in Nova Scotia?
ADR: Nova Scotia is a beautiful city. There are many places I love. Chebucto is one of my favorite sites here. It is this place near the lighthouse which has a beautiful scenery; we can see the ocean. It’s very far from where I live in Dartmouth but it is worth the distance. I also love the venue of my apartment. I live in Harbourshore on Windmill road, it is very close to the shore so I love it! My house has a great view I can see the city lights and it is even prettier during night time.
SM: What do you think about Dartmouth High School?
ADR: In my school in Philippines, the students did not move from class to class. The teachers switched after every period. We had both, a recess and a lunch break and we used to study eight classes every day. Dartmouth High is different but I like it a lot here. The teachers here are really cool; they make you more interested in studies. If you have any problems, they even give you extra help during lunch.
SM: What do you love most about DHS?
ADR: There are a lot of things to love about this school. I like all my classes, especially dance class. I also like that we get a ten-minute gap between classes and the free breakfast every morning.
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