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Grad Banquet Speech

Some thoughts about graduating from a country that is not your home country

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Hi, everyone. I am Christina and I am from China. For those who knew me before knew that I have been here for three years. Canada is not only a country, it is also my home.

To be honest with all of you, I don’t really know what to say as I guess we all have a similar experience. But I still like to share some experiences that special to me.

I still remember the first day I entered Canada. I was just a 15-year-old girl who know nothing about Canada but came all the way here through 15000 kilometers through a seventeen and half hours flight. Time went so fast, I already became one of the students that is going to graduate in a month and half.

In those three year, I met new friends and families. I explore the adventure which called life, and during this time, I realized who I am and what I should do in the future. I learned a lot, and there are so many “the first time” happen here. It’s the first time I applied a debit card, the first time to extend my student permit, the first time to be a foreign correspondent and etc. I grew up and became an adult mentally base on all those “first time”.

This year is a lot special to me. I attended school math league. We were in the the fifth place for provincials. I also took part in badminton team in our district. Yesterday was actually our last practice which is sad. Moreover, I am one of the foreign correspondents of Nova Scotia. I managed our school board Facebook account, Instagram and twitter as well. At the same time, I wrote blogs on traveler’s point too to share my experience with all the international student. This job made me to be more social and I decided to get a job which can help international students in the campus next year for university.

I thanked every person that I met here, I thanked that my parents sent me here, I thanked my coordinator June and Melany who organized a lot of fantastic activities for us. I thank all of my host sister and host families as they helped me a lot and taught me a lot. I thanked all my friends for hanging out and have fun together. I thanked that NSISP chose me to be a foreign correspondent. And for sure, thank you Monica and Mike. I appreciate everything that you guys did for me. And in the end, I hope everyone enjoys this last two months and all of us will have a better life in the future. Congratulations!
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Posted by zhaoyajian1998 17:32 Archived in Canada Tagged #nsispfc #nsisp #novascotia #studyingabroad #thank

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