When you send your child to an international summer camp, you want to be certain they’re in for an enriching, safe, and enjoyable experience.
It’s important to look into what kind of academic curriculum each camp offers. It’s also wise to learn about the places your child might visit. But perhaps most useful to your research is hearing from children who have experienced the program firsthand!
In their own words, here’s what students have to say about Destination Canada.
Students Find Their Summer ESL Courses Challenging, But Fun
English grammar, punctuation, and pronunciation lessons happen every day at Destination Canada. For 5 hours a day in Carleton University classrooms, you’ll find Destination Canada students like Rasmus and Soren from Denmark, and Franziska from Germany learning all about English.
“We have a lot of school work, but it is so great to learn all of these new things,” says Rasmus. “The first day of school here I learned so much, and it just keeps coming, from next day til next day.”
“And you don’t have to worry if it’s too difficult or too easy because they adjust it so it’s just at your level,” Soren explains.
He says that spending mornings in the English summer school classroom expanding vocabularies, and perfecting pronunciation together is easy with the direction of Destination Canada instructors.
“We have a lot of fun with our teacher,” agrees Franziska. “She’s serious but also funny so we just learn really a lot.”
Students Look Forward to Hands-On, Exciting Opportunities for Adventure
Outside of class, Destination Canada students get to visit great Canadian cultural and historical sites and experience a degree of independence under the supervision of our experienced facilitators.
“Throughout my time at the camp, I learned a great deal about Canadian history and geography,” says Maria from Colombia, “and was presented with new challenges and responsibilities that allowed me to grow as a better human being.”
Rasmus and Soren encourage any student considering the camp to take advantage of its action-packed schedule.
“I say the best thing about the Destination Canada program is that you will never get bored,” explains Rasmus. “You’ve got something to do all the time, all day. Back home in the summer you will perhaps get boring, spend a lot of time in front of the TV.”
“Next weekend we go to Toronto and Montreal, and last weekend we went to and adventure weekend where got to do all kinds of cool stuff,” says Soren. “It’s pretty great – I don’t think you should miss this if you come here next year.”
Students Say English Summer School Flies By, But They Build Friendships that Last
Most students of Destination Canada’s summer ESL courses say their favourite part of the experience is the friendships they make.
“This is my second year at Destination Canada,” says Veronica from Columbia. “I came back because I had an amazing experience last year and I wanted it to be the same and meet a lot of new friends.”
“You meet a lot of new people here from all around the world,” says Soren. “I have met people from Quebec, France, Columbia, and there’s one guy from China, and this is actually pretty great cause you can learn about people’s cultures and how it is to live on the other side of the world.”
As Rasmus puts it: “It’s kind of this amazing cultural melting pot where we all just get along. It feels like we kind of have known each other for years. We play sports together, we eat together, we dance together…it’s amazing.”
For more testimonials featuring Rasmus and his classmates, you can check out this video:
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