Maria and Faisal’s EC Vancouver Memories

Two EC graduates share their EC Vancouver Memories Faisal is from Saudi Arabia and Maria is from Mexico. Here are their stories: Faisal: Studying at EC Ec vancouver has become my second home , l really enjoyed studying and learning English, and learning something new. EC is the best choice to study English and make friends from all sides in the world. It was one of the most important of my sources of happiness. I cannot remember Vancouver without sharing memories from EC. Thanks a lot to everybody who works at EC. Hopefully, I will see you and all the staff sgain . Thanks EC, thanks Vancouver. Advice for Saudi Students You absuolutely need to study at EC Maria Friends Made in Canada The thing that i enjoyed the most about Vancouver and studying at EC was that I had the opportunity to make friends from all over the world and get to know the different cultures and try a little bit of each one. I made a lot of good and real friends that I’m sure I will keep forever. It was the best experience of my life so far, and I hope that someday I can do it again!   Advice for Mexican Students To enjoy everyday and make new things each day, get to know the city. ..  

Rafaela’s EC Vancouver Memories

Rafaela is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Friends Made in Canada I never imagined that I could make such good and true friends when I decided to go to Canada to study, but when I started my classes at EC Vancouver, I completely changed my mind! I met incredible people from the whole world, I made friends from Korea, France, Japan, Switzerland and even from many different areas of Brazil! I’m sure that I will keep these friendships for the rest of my life! I’m so thankful to EC for that! This was the best experience in my life! Advice for Brazilian students Vancouver is the best city to go to study and live. It is very safe, clean, amazing and friendly! In my opinion, to other Brazilian people that want to have this experience, they have to go to Vancouver! I’m sure that they won’t regret it! Follow Rafaela’s Instagram!   ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Cécile’s EC Vancouver Memories

Cécile a French student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Trips and Activities in Vancouver I had only 2 full weeks in Vancouver, so it was a short time, but I mainly focused on discovering the city. Since I come from Paris, I usually walk a lot, so I discovered different areas of Vancouver by walking. I must say that I was also lucky to have a friend of mine who is living here, so she showed me some places to go to, and to eat or drink at. I really recommend the walk all around False Creek because the view of the city and buildings is amazing! I also went to the top of the lookout, twice in the same day, to see the city by day and then by night. Another one of the must-do things here to rent a bicycle to do the tour at Stanley Park. The only thing that I did outside of Vancouver was discovering Seattle for 1 day. I went there with some others students, Brazilian guys, by car. I really enjoyed what I discovered during those 2 weeks. Vancouver is a really charming city for those who like the sea, buildings, mountains and nature… ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC Vancouver offers English courses in Vancouver!

Robson Square

Yesterday, we shared a little bit about Vancouver’s famous Art Gallery, but have you ever wondered what that big open space is behind it? We can’t talk about Vancouver without talking about its biggest outdoor plaza, Robson Square. Robson Square, Located at 800 Robson Street, is Vancouver’s Town Square, and it is the center stage of many of the city’s most popular outdoor events and activities. At this beautiful landmark, you can find government buildings, UBC Robson Square, and a public ice rink for free skating. The best part is, even though the rink is outdoor, it is sheltered by a glass dome, which means you can enjoy some skating, no matter what the weather is like. In the warmer months, the rink is used for dance events and open practices. In Vancouver, many outdoor concerts, festivals and other events that draw out crowds of people, are held at Robson Square. A notable example is the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. If you want to learn more about Robson Square, you can visit the official Robson Square Website. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Veronica’s EC Vancouver Memories

Veronica is a Colombian student who graduated from EC this year. Friends Made in Canada There are no words to describe what these four months have meant to me. When someone asks me how it was, I don’t hesitate to answer that it was one of the most important experiences in my life. It was not just an academic achievement, it also allowed me to get to know many people from different countries and find out much about the world by my own experience. At first, I arrived laden with stereotypes, knowing little about other cultures and foreign people. However, after a while, when I got to know people from Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico, etc., and I asked them about their culture, I changed my mind and I realized that the world was much wider that I had believed it to be, and there were a lot of things to keep discovering. At first, I was afraid of not knowing anyone, staying in a city which I didn’t know. But then I started feeling more comfortable and glad to stay in Vancouver, and at the end I didn’t want to go back home. Everyone was so kind and friendly. We arranged some trips and meetings in restaurants and many places in the city. They started to teach me other perspective of life, other customs, sorts of food, other ways to behave. This allowed me to learn that my truth was not the only one truth, and every country has their own beauty and charm, and now I want to explore more. I made friends for a lifetime, because every single person left me a big personal lesson. Each meeting, either at EC, or outside of school, was an opportunity to talk, laugh, eat, wonder, and know about … Read more

Indoor Activities: Vancouver Art Gallery

    It’s November, the weather’s getting a little colder, and it’s starting to rain more and more. It’s not quite cold enough for outdoor skating, skiing, snowshoeing or snowboarding, but it’s not quite warm enough for hiking or going to the beach. So what do we do? Over the next few days, we will give you some ideas for some great indoor activities that you can enjoy in Vancouver. The first attraction on our list is the famous Vancouver Art Gallery. The Vancouver art gallery has been around since 1931 and has over 10,000 works of art! One of the artists whose work is featured at the Art Gallery is the late Emily Carr. Her paintings were known for being heavily influenced Canada’s indigenous cultures, and the beautiful natural landscapes of British Columbia. In addition to Emily Carr’s Collection, there is a lot of other art from other Canadian artists to be admired at the Art Gallery. The best part, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. The entrance fee for adults is usually $24, but if you go on Tuesdays between 5 and 9, you can pay with however much you would like to donate! Please visit the Vancouver Art Gallery’s website to learn more. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver

Joohwan’s EC Vancouver Memories

Joohwan is a Korean student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Friends Made in Canada The most exciting and memorable thing about my time in Vancouver was making friends. They are from Mexico, Colombia, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. We exchanged our Instagram and Facebook accounts. We’re sharing our information every day. When I was in Vancouver, we almost always met at EC or at Starbucks. There are cafés like Starbuck and Tim Hortons right next to EC Vancouver. It was very useful. I made a lot of friends through EC. I could meet my EC friends at The Cambie bar every Thursday. It was also very joyful experience, and I went there twice per week. All of friends of EC are in my memory now. Advice for Korean students If you want to study hard, you should prepare your mind. If you want to make a lot of friends, you have to prepare your body. If you want to save your time, you can stay in downtown. If you want to save your money, you can use a homestay. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Dulce’s EC Vancouver Memories

Dulce is a Mexican student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Friends Made in Canada My experience at EC Vancouver was awesome. I got to me meet extraordinary people from a lot of Countries (Germany, Turkey, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Korea, Colombia, Brasil), and I got to make make true friends. EC gave me the opportunity to improve my English, get to know people and feeling me like I was at home. With my friends, we created a beautiful group. Like a family, we shared a lot of great moments, getting to know the city, trying different foods and living the culture in Vancouver. We had amazing trips around Vancouver and we enjoyed every day and every moment. It was, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful experience of my life. Advice for Mexican Students You should live this experience, it’s incomparable. Any age it’s perfect to enjoy and enjoy this great moment to learn, make friends and get to know the world by exchanging cultures, while you all study at EC.   ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Wilfred’s EC Vancouver Memories

Wilfred is a French student who graduated from EC this year. Here is his story: Studying at EC I have one word to describe my experience at EC Vancouver: WONDERFUL!!! The classes were great and I really liked the way lessons were given. By having different teachers with different accent, it was able to form an opinion the best way to improve my level quickly. The teachers were professional and funny. That was really important for keeping us interested and encouraging us to participate in class. The staff was so kind and always available to help us or just talk with us 🙂 My classmates were so nice and they came from everywhere in the world. It was really nice to interact with them in English. I have only one regret, that my journey was too short. Advice for French students Vancouver is a really nice city, with many activities to do and places to visit. The bars are really nice too (one great bar is the Cambie ��). There is a great school called EC for those who want to study English. At EC Vancouver, there is a great staff and they have all good plans for you in Vancouver. Vancouver is definitely my favorite destination!!!   ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Aline’s EC Vancouver Experience

Aline is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC Vancouver On my first day at EC Vancouver, I was in panic because I didn’t understand anything. But days later I saw what I was capable of. By my last day at EC I was able to spend 1 hour speaking English with my friend from Japan, and this made me very happy because I thought I would not be capable of that. I was sure that it was worth it. I loved meeting people from others countries and getting to know new cultures. Every day I learned something different from teachers and other people. It was amazing. Advice for Brazilian Students Don’t speak in Portuguese inside the school. Learn from your mistakes. Enjoy it as much as you can because time goes by fast. Follow Aline on Instagram!   ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!