THE CANADIAN ODYSSEY
This April, a group of 14 students embarked on an epic journey to Canada, accompanied by two locals: Ms Felicia and Ms Heather! Spanning more than 3000 kilometres from the nation’s capital, Ottawa to the bright and energetic landscape of Vancouver, the Odyssey awed the students.
Ms Felicia, Ms Healther with 14 CIS students joining the CIS Canadian Odyssey 2016
The heart of the show, 22 colleges and universities showcased their people and resources and our students had the opportunity to feel what it would be like to study in one of the world’s best educational systems.
CIS Team at Concordia University
Students interested in sciences, chemistry, physics and biology were blown away by the advanced technology offered at the University of Waterloo, while Fine Arts student finally saw what it means to be in a creative-first institution such as Sheridan College or Emily Carr University of Art and Design or the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Students at Fort George, Canada
The contrast of tradition and modernity was also a unique highlight in the university tours. Standing inside a 190 year old institution (University of Toronto) gave students a feeling of inclusion: the pride of being a part of a prestigious institution of excellence. On the other side, studying in a 21st century driven institution (Ryerson University) with its innovative approach and ultra modern facilities gave students the power to make better decisions.
Ginger ale tasting at George Brown College
The odyssey showed the students the best of Canadian culture: the people, the cuisine, the history and the sense of multiculturalism. Seeing the tomb of the Unknown Soldier reminds students to never forget the past; floating near the bottom of Niagara Falls lets students experience the grandness of nature and spending two weeks in Canada helps students understand why Canada is a great nation.
CIS students at Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia
Hieu Vu - David Le - CIS Students