Approximately 30 international students will experience Canadian holiday traditions for the first time over the winter break at Canadore’s residence.
With students attending Canadore from all over the world, including the Bahamas, Botswana, Brazil, Britain, China, India, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Nigeria, Sweden and Tobago, it is not always an option to return to their native hometowns.
“We work hard to make residence a comforting second home for every single student,” said Rob McAulay, Canadore Residence General Manager.
“The holidays are a time for traditions, and what better time is there to share some of our Canadian culture and fun? We may not be your conventional family, but we are a close-knit community, and we look forward to celebrating together.”
The calendar includes a fashion event, ping pong competition, movie night, shopping trip, soup night, and downtown winter walk, preparing cookies for Santa, Christmas Day parade, pancake dinner, dinner with Canadore President George Burton, DIY Christmas card creations and a New Year ’s Eve party.
“Back home, Brazilians like to get together often,” said Carolina Rodrigues Bretas, first-year English as a Second Language student.
“These events will make my stay in Canada feel like a home away from home. I am really grateful for these opportunities.”
The College welcomed over 155 international students to their campuses this fall, representing a 35 percent enrolment increase for this student group.
Canadore trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 65 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and student services.
Approximately 1,000 students graduate from the College each year, and they join 40,000 alumni working across the globe.