When I left for Canada on August 27, 2016, I had no idea what was going to be in front of me, but yes, I had some expectations, and none of them were correct. You never know what your Exchange Year is gonna be about, and that’s what I love about it.
I expected Vancouver to be different from what it really is, IDK, I imagined it more like the stereotype of “pine trees and timber houses” that everybody has when thinking about Canada. I was totally wrong. Vancouver is a bright, young, sparkling city, and I just love it.
I expected my host family to bring me on field trips around BC. Not even close. Do not misunderstand me, they were an amazing host family, but they were pretty damn lazy about trips.
I expected to do lots of sports. I didn’t do any. More or less. The only sport I practiced was during P.E classes. No football or hockey school team waiting for me, ouch.
My point is, don’t make plans. Enjoy your experience as it comes to you, in the good and bad moments, as you’ll never live such a thing again in your life. And you’ll wish that it never ends. Trust me. I’ve done it.