Monday, January 26, 2015

From Nigeria to Canada: The Journey Continues

Rose, originally from Nigeria, is a second-year student in Humber’s Pharmacy Technician program. Since August 2014, she has also worked as a student ambassador through the Humber International Centre. Rose’s first blog post is available here.

Rose and friends
Rose and friends
Did you ever wonder what happened to me after settling down? Let me fill you in on a few details.

You might say I'm turning into a Canadian! LOL! I'm enjoying the extreme weather (a little). I'd even say that I'm blending into the community. It's been an interesting journey so far. I am in my second year and will be rounding up soon.

Trip to the Museum
Trip to Ottawa
I have enjoyed my stay at Humber, even though there were some days that just didn't feel good. Some of you will agree with me that when the school workload is heavy, it feels like you can no longer make it. Many assignments are due during the same week, and—SURPRISE!—that week is also exam week. What could be more exciting!?

Trip with International Students
Trip to Montreal
Making money! Yes, I said it: making money. I got a job at the International Centre as a student ambassador (cool, right?!). As part of my job, I’ve been on several trips (e.g., Wasaga Beach, Montreal), and I still made good grades while balancing work and school. I'm more than proud of myself. I look forward to the next semester, my final one.
Rose working at the International booth
Rose at the September 2014 International Meet & Greet
With friends in Ottawa
With friends in Ottawa
Even more exciting? Hopefully, I will be going home after I graduate.  I miss my family; I want see them and share my stories with them. Also, I want to catch up on what I’ve missed. 

Panoramic view of Ottawa from my trip
Panoramic view of Ottawa from my trip

But that's not all! I'm coming back! As I told you, I'm becoming a Canadian. I’m going to apply for a post-graduation work permit and see what opportunities await.

It’s time to explore... My journey isn’t over yet. My journey has only started.

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