Tet away from home
Tet away from home
“Hey CISS! Thao speaking. It seems like it will be another “cold” Tet for most Alumni studying abroad. What I miss most about Tet at home is spending the night outside under the January sky making my grandparents’ delicious Banh Chung. It’s a tradition I have missed out on ever since I graduated from High School. That said, because we alumni are missing out on so much - my advice to students who have not gone abroad yet is to spend your Tet with your family and enjoy yourselves immensely. You deserve it! Happy Tet 2017 everyone - Thao Trinh, CIS Alumni, University of Toronto, Canada
“Icame to Toronto to study aboard on August 31, 2016. Right after my first class started, I felt the immediate excitement and internal motivation to study. More importantly, I am also actively participating in club activities -the International Fellowship Club and Archery which keeps me busy after class. There, I have met incredible people who share the same interests, who not only make me feel welcome, but also have helped me through some hard university courses. I have friends from different backgrounds, like a mini globe within a school campus. The friends I have made in university are truly remarkable because I learn a lot from them.
My experiences until now are amazingly indescribable, even when I have been stuck on a public bus for five hours due to unexpected weather conditions or waited for transit to regional areas in the cold winter! Canada’s bustling, culturally diverse, and charming city has yet to disappoint me. The city does not change, but I have. All in all, it is a blessing for me to be in the position I am now, studying in university, exploring every corner of the cosmopolitan city, and meeting amazing people that I look up to. After four months of studying and experiencing life in Toronto, I have concluded that, Toronto is a city of hopes and adventures. May 2017 be a year of love and acceptance for everyone! Happy New Year everyone!” - Bui Linh Chi, BCIS Alumni, York University, Canada