Our Students from Canada

Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Country Information

Canada stretches across 6 time zones and the majority of the population lives within 125 miles of the US border.

It is the world's second largest country by total area. Canada's common border with the US to the south and northwest is the longest in the world.

Lifestyle and Family

Men and women share a more equal partnership, family-wise and business-wise, than most countries. Women share the same career paths as men, as well as responsibilities in the home. Common-law marriage exists as well in Canada much like the U.S. Homes are typically made up of a nuclear family, but with the elderly living longer, more homes are becoming multigenerational.

Teen Life and Sports

Canadian teens do much of the same activities as U.S. teens by participating in after school activities, watching TV, playing video games and hanging out with their friends. Popular sports include hockey and curling.

Pier-Anne's Mother's Day Message to her Host Mother, Jayanti

Jayantii!!! I remember the first thing I thought when I learned that you would be my mommy for a year was "Gosh I love her name!". During this year, i started to love everything else about you. The way you opened your house for me and treated me like your own daughter, the way you helped me at the beginning when i was having a hard time, our movie nights when nobody else in the house want to go see romantic comedies, when we go shopping together and Nisha and Steve try to stop us from buying everything... Hahaha, as I am writing those lines, you just screamed because you saw a mouse, I even love that! I could never thank you enough for everything you have done for me. From the big things, such as the trip to Seattle, the hockey game and all the shows, the trip to Hawaii ( can’t wait!!!) , to all the little things, like when you cook food from Quebec for me, or all those time when you gave me rides. My year here was amazing, the best year of my life, and its in a big part due to you. I will miss you so much!!! But I know that we will always stay in touch!

So enjoy your double birthday, with all your family (and yes that includes me haha ), have a super super great day!!

I love you -xx- :)


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