Browsing articles from "August, 2011"
Aug
30
2011

A Visit to Europe – a photo essay by Komail Naqvi

Avignon Never knew an ancient town centre could be so full  of life and festivity!   Barcelona The thing I most appreciate about this city is its people and its culture.   Paris We were lucky enough to have been able to attend French Republic Day during our visit.  It’s the biggest number of people I have ever seen in one place at one moment in time.   Manchester Caught in the middle of the […]

Aug
24
2011

To gap or not to gap .. that is the question

The Gap Year takes off in Canada … While the gap year or “year out” has been a common and popular rite of passage in Australia and many countries in Europe for decades, traditionally North American students have ridden the academic conveyor belt all the way from preschool to university without a break. Now the tides are changing and many soon-to-be high school graduates are saying they’re burnt out, and need more time before deciding […]

Aug
16
2011

5 lessons to take with you when you travel …Shiv Mukerji

After 5 jobs, an internship and a couple temporary positions, there are a lot of things I’ve learned at work that I’m excited to take with me when I go on exchange to Paris in September! So without further ado, I present to you… 5 lessons to take with you when you travel abroad! 1. Do things that scare you As a pretty risk averse person, the only way to get me to do something […]

Aug
9
2011

CUBA IS COOL!

If you are looking for a quick trip away, and are on a budget, Cuba is a great place to go.  All-inclusive packages from Toronto start at around $400 including taxes (flights, accommodation, food, drink etc) so it definitely won’t break the bank. Things to do: Visit Havana – this is the capital of Cuba and a major port.  Built in the 16th Century by the Spanish, this beautiful city is still very impressive, albeit […]

Aug
2
2011

Hello from Down Under!! – Monica Milowski

My name is Monica, and I have been studying at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia for the past 5 months. I am half way through an exchange from UBC.  This has been the experience of a lifetime and so far I don’t regret my decision to come down and explore a whole new part of the world. I have met so many people from different countries,  and learned a lot about […]

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