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What It’s Like to Study in Canada: Student Takeover

May 10, 2016

Throughout the month of May, we are featuring student takeovers on our Instagram so that you can get a more in-depth look at what it’s like to study abroad. ISEP student José Diego M. from Universidad Privada Boliviana studied abroad at University of Regina in Canada. See some of José’s adventures below and even more on his Instagram!

Hello! My name is José Diego Monasterios. I’m a 22-year-old from Bolivia. For any of you who might not know where Bolivia is, it is a beautiful country in the hearth of South America. I come from a city located in the sky (3,650m above sea level) and I love it. I also love to discover new adventures wherever life takes me. My semester-long adventure was in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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My experience abroad was amazing, even though I was not in a big crowded city with big malls. The people are what I appreciated the most. From the moment the plane landed to the moment it departed, I’ve made so many friends with whom I’ve shared countless adventures. The best of all is that to this day, we are all still missing each other so much that every Sunday night we log in and we share our weekly updates.

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Getting to know another culture was one of the most shocking experiences I’ve had. I come from a city where you don’t usually see people from other places of the world. Suddenly arriving to a big university where there were people from different countries with different beliefs and different ways to express themselves was what brought me back with a more open mind.

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Summing up, my experience abroad can`t be told in just a few words. It’s a bunch of happy thoughts that I carry with me every day, everywhere I go. I am proud to share my experience with anyone who crosses my path.

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Looking for even more student adventures? We’ll continue our student takeovers throughout the month of May, so keep an eye on our Instagram!

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