In One Word: Vancouver Island
They come from Germany, Egypt, Greenland, Finland, the United States — you name it. International students from all over the world arrive to study on Vancouver Island, whether at Vancouver Island University, the University of Victoria, or other of the island’s post-secondary institutions.
They each experience their new, if temporary, home in their own way. Their perceptions are often shaped by the huge differences between life here and life where they are from; each brings a unique and often surprising perspective on the Island and what life is like here. So what does Vancouver Island mean to these Vancouver Island University International Students, in just one word? Our correspondent Marina Wagner, herself a student visiting from Germany, asked some of her fellow travelers to find out.
Produced by Marina Wagner and Antony Stevens