I had wanted to travel to Canada for quite some time, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to do a semester abroad in Quebec as a part of my QUT degree. Exchange afforded me many opportunities to experience the Canadian culture, which was a life-changing experience for me in many ways. I was able to explore Eastern Canada, visiting a number of cities and towns in both Quebec and the neighboring province of Ontario during the semester. My university studies exposed me to another country’s way of approaching psychology, and expanded my understanding of my profession. What I feel was most valuable, however, was the friendships I formed with people from all over the world, including local Quebecers, people from other parts of Canada, and those from Europe and even a few other Aussies. There were countless unforgettable moments of my exchange; these pictures show just a few.
Photo 1: Ice skating with friends in Magog. It was a frozen lake, with a walking track beside it. There was water frozen on the path, so that people could skate there in the winter
Photo 2: Myself posing with Bonholm, the mascot of the Quebec City Carnival. Every year this carnival is held in Quebec, and it’s about all things wintery! There’s ice sculptures, a bit of Quebec history, and other things you would normally find at a show (like rides, ect.)
Photo 3: Eating poutine, a national Quebec dish, with friends in Montreal.
Photo 4: This picture is of many of us who were on exchange at Bishop’s university. I made so many wonderful friends and am so thankful I had the opportunity to get to know these people over the course of the semester. The sense of community we had was very special and I’m going to miss it immensely.