Isabel’s EC Story

Isabel is a Swiss student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Friends made at EC I met a lot of new people at the EC Vancouver. It was very interesting to get to know people from other countries and to see how they live there. I think it was easy for all of us to connect with other students because everybody was here alone and then you’re not so shy to talk to other people. All of the people I met were friendly and we had always fun!   We did many things together. We went on trips to Whistler, Victoria and Tofino. Or we did activities like shopping and hiking. There was always something to do and to discover. At the end of my stay I had friends from all over the world. I shared many moments with them and I’ll never forget because they made my stay uniquely. Advice for Swiss students Just enjoy your time here, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities around the world and you’ll never regret or forget your stay here. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Britta’s EC Experience*

Britta is a German student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC I enjoyed being a part of EC for a very short time. I stayed a total of 17 days in Vancouver. It was a great experience for me. I met a lot of friendly young people and very very kind teachers! I felt good and I had fun to exploring Vancouver, too. I did some whale watching and even I saw a whale jump. When I was young, I did not get the chance to travel into other countries and learn languages at different places. So I hope everybody understands that it is a great is a great opportunity to have such an experience. I am 51 years old and my wish is that more older People have this kind of experience. Advice for German students Enjoy it, and stay at a host family. I loved mine! I know that some of other the students were not so fortunate, but if you are younger, you have more security while you are staying there..and if you are older ( like me ),  you will have friendly people with a storage full of wine… ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Felipe’s EC Experience

Felipe is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is his story: Friends Made in Canada I made a lot of friends: Brazilians, Colombians, Swiss, French, and Korean people… I really liked the time I spent with them. I’d like to meet them again, especially my classmates. We talked a lot about our countries, our families and our experiences. In class, we worked in groups on a lot of activities. They were very friendly and nice. We went to parks, museums, restaurants and culture festivals. They helped me become a better person. Actually, I felt great because of all of these experience and I am grateful to have studied at EC. I hope to be back soon! Advice for Brazilian students Use the knowledge you got in class to make your country a better place. Use the positive points to improve techniques for teaching and learning. Personaly, I want to be a teacher and so I observed the people, the culture, the local food, and the relationships between people. I had a lot of experiences through this exchange. I hope that this is the first of many! ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Isadora’s EC Experience

Isadora is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC Hello, my name is Isadora Conde I’m from São Paulo, Brazil, and in December of 2015 I arrived at the best place in the world. I couldn’t have imagined that I would love Vancouver and EC as much as I did. I lived there for two months and did an intensive course in EC. It was the best choice I made, because all of the classes are very dynamic and the teachers give us the opportunity to develop our English by discussing things we like, not to mention mention the people who work in EC. Everyone there is really nice, and the teachers are amazing and very helpful with everything you want. They became my friends, and I’m going keep their memory with me for the rest of my life. I was also able to make a lot of friends from around the world. I improved my English a lot through the classes and the extra classes that EC offered us. The best thing I did was to choose EC for this experience, they helped me with everything I needed to know about my classes or about Vancouver. I am very thankful to EC for everything they have done for me. Advice for Brazilian students Don’t think twice. Vancouver is the best place I have ever visited. The people are very receptive and friendly. And the weather is the last thing you should worry about. The people there are used with the weather so its not a problem. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Pablo’s EC Experience

Pablo is a Colombian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is his story: Trips and Activities Enjoyed in Canada My first trip in Vancouver was with a friend from my city and his roommates. We went to Lynn Canyon, and it was a really cool place because its landscape and the cliff jumping! After that day, I went again 3 or 4 more times with a Brazilian friend, just for the cliff jumping. I also enjoyed a lot of shopping, I really love going shopping. It was really good for me because it’s how I started to get better with my speaking. Going to whistler and Geoffrey Lake was amazing, but I think that what really made those trips special was the people that I went with. There are a lot of different activities to do in Vancouver and that’s what makes it a cool. Advice for Colombian students Don’t spend too much time partying. You can do that anywhere. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Simon’s EC Experience

Simon is a Swiss student who graduated from EC this year. Here is his story: Friends Made in Canada The advantage of studying in a language school is the opportunity that we have to get to know people who come from other cultures. Life is great and going to school every day with a big smile allows you to easily meet new friends. It’s such an important thing to be curious to meet new people. Not only to learn about other people, but also to learn about yourself. I definitely met a few Swiss people, but I spent many special moments with South Korean people, as well as Brazilian andColumbian friends. All of those people were so generous, lovely and funny. We always have a lot of respect for each other even though we came from different countries. All of the moments we shared at school, while travelling around Vancouver Island or at parties in  Vancouver, definitely helped us build strong and real friendships. The difficult part is still to keep in touch with other people as soon as we are back in our country. In November, two of my Korean friends will come in Switzerland and I’ve already planned to fly to Brazil next winter. Life is too short to be boring! I thank every people I met for their beautiful personalities. Thank you to EC as well. The people at front desk were really nice to everybody. I really appreciated it 🙂

Diana’s EC Experience

Diana is a Panamanian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC When I first entered into the EC School building, I thought of how I was going to survive in that orange new school, but pretty soon I realized that it was going to be one of the best experiences that I could ever have. All the teachers, the staff members, and all my classmates were incredible while I was studying there and they all made me feel like I was home with a whole new family! Advice for Panamanian students Vancouver is an amazing city with a lot of culture. If you want to learn English, and you also want to grow as a person, learning more about the world, then this is the best place to do it. While you are here, you will realize the differences between our country and the beautiful Canada, and you’ll learn how to see things in a different way. So just relax and go with the flow of the city, you’ll love it!

Mayu’s EC Experience

Mayu is a Japanese student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Friends made in Canada I became friends with someone who is from French part of Switzerland. We met at orientation, where we talked to each other and quickly became friends. The next day, we went to a bar together. Since then, I felt like our relationship got stronger. I made other friends who are from French part of Switzerland too! We hung out at many different places. On one Sunday, we made pancakes in their residence. They tried to change pancake recipe’s ingredients from Canadian style to the French style. I had many experiences with them. Before knowing them, I didn’t know that Switzerland has four official languages. I became interested in Europe than I had been before I went to Canada. Advice for Japanese students I would say that hanging out with your friends is good way to improve your English. Try to speak with people from other countries! Enjoy life in Vancouver! ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Isabelle’s EC Experience

Isabelle is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Friends Made in Canada When I arrived in Vancouver I was very nervous at first, because I didn’t know if I would make friends! So, on my first day of school I made a friend, both of us were feeling the same way, but when we found each other, we felt more confident and happy!! After that, we made a lot of friends, we had a group that we ALWAYS met with to go out, go shopping or just to stay together! My friends were my like my family in Canada. I will keep them in my heart with me forever. We had already planned to meet in Brazil!. They were, and still are, my second family, they made me feel loved, as if I were at home and now I miss them! Advice for Brazilian students They don’t need to worry. They will probably meet a lot of awesome people, I’m sure! They need to enjoy their friend, the place, and the lifestyle as much as they can, because when they come back to their routine, we will miss everyone and everything. I swear that you will not regret of going to this place.  was the best experience of my life! ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Vanessa

Vanessa is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Friends Made in Canada My stay in Vancouver was my third time studying abroad. In each of those experiences, I discovered that the best thing is meeting people and making friends. My closest friends in Vancouver were the people I met during my first day at school. Of course, we meet lots of new people every day. We make friends in class, at parties, at home… everywhere! But for me, the experience of a first day in a city where you don’t know anyone, and the opportunity to get to know people in the same situation and with the same goals, from all around the world, is what brings people together. I made lots of friends from Italy, Iran, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico and many other places. We were together every day for one month and I still talk to them regularly. It really was a great experience. Advice for Brazilian Students Just be open to getting to know people from everywhere, with different cultures, social status and experiences. You have the opportunity to have the time of your lives. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!