Bringing the learning home (Australian Learning & Teaching Council)

Farewell Australia!

Well after one year of planning i am finally leaving! I had my farewell on wednesday at my favourite place and my favourite food – north gong $7.50 schnity:) I am going to the University of Victoria, Canada for a whole year.

I am so excited! I just finished my last day of work. tomorrow is going to be christmas then i leave on sunday. First stop Hawaii then Alaska then Seattle where i will catch a ferry to Victoria.

There are so many little things to do, that my mum always reminds me (thank goodness!). My mum is worried that somehting will go wrong so i have photocopied ever single document i can think of that she might need. She is worried i will meet a nice canadian boy and wont some home 🙂 

Rarely i start to feel a bit overwhelmed but then i remind myself that it is going to be amazing, i am going to meet sooo many new people, everything is going to be exactly the same when i get back, I have skype to keep in contact with people back home, and i dont think anyone has ever gone on exchange and thought “man, i really wish i hadnt gone on exchage, it sucked!”.

Thats about it for now, see ya in Hawaii 😛

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One response

  1. tonialeannegray

    Hi Lisa —

    Canada, especially where you are going, Vancouver Island — visually stunning (the landscape is AMAZING) — and the city is peppered with indigenous culture. I think you are going to be in for a treat. I had a blast when I was there in 2003.

    Don’t forget plenty of thermal underwear and jackets — especially this time of year. What a rude shock … straight from our glorious summer.

    Looking forward to your insights and adventures.

    December 18, 2010 at 8:34 am

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