Ruben and his wife, Adriana, from Mexico, came to Global Village Toronto in 2013 with the dream of immigrating to Canada. They both went on to post-secondary studies after studying ESL, which adds up to a lot of money, so do they feel it was worth it?
"Studying abroad opens an incredible new world for students who dare leaving the comfort they have at home, and take the risk of exploring new horizons," says Ruben. "For me, studying in Canada was not only a dream come true, but also the opportunity to be in touch with different ideologies, lifestyles, knowledge and talents." Many students echo Ruben's idea that they come to study the language, but leave with much more: new connections, perspectives and understanding of people.
"Studying abroad opens an incredible new world for students who dare leaving the comfort they have at home, and take the risk of exploring new horizons," says Ruben, pictured here on the far left.
"It gave me the opportunity of understanding that the world is much bigger that I thought it was. At Global Village, we had the opportunity of having our first friends abroad, not only classmates but teachers who offer their support even outside the classroom. All in all, I would say that investing in studies abroad is something everyone should experience in life; the opportunity of having so many people from around the world in one place is an extraordinary experience."
Ruben and Adriana say that studying at GV was the first step in their life project, 'Living in Canada'. In fact, they just received an amazing Christmas present this year as a result of all their investment: their Canadian Permanent Resident cards!