The Journal | Saint Mary’s University’s Independent Student Newspaper, March 27, 2018 – Issue 3

 

student life – Travel While you Earn

 

My name is Lea Danae Umuhoza, and I am a 21 year old hailing from the beautiful country of Rwanda. I have been in Canada for almost four years now and have enjoyed every second of it. That being said, today I want to tell you about an amazing opportunity that you probably have never heard about. I have always enjoyed traveling, going out of my comfort zone, learning new cultures, tasting new foods and making new friends. And thanks to Scotia Personnel, I got to experience all of that and more.

Scotia Personnel is such a great company that granted me a wonderful opportunity. Scotia Personnel is a, “Canadian company which has been in business over thirty years. Scotia Personnel Ltd in conjunction with its overseas partners, provides a spectrum of personnel services, educational
opportunities, job opportunities and cultural exchange opportunities, nationally and/or internationally”.

Summer 2017 was one of the best times of my life. I got to work as an English tutor in Turin, Italy where I taught English and planned after-school activities for kids during the week. On the weekends, I would travel around the country and I got to see different cities like Milan and Noli. I even got some time to visit Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I was lucky enough to see the beautiful city of Lyon in France. I visited Zurich and Sion in Switzerland and also Brussels in Belgium. To quote Eleanor Roosevelt, “the purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Thank you Scotia Personnel for everything. I’ve made memories that I will always cherish.

If you are reading this and have not had this experience, I would like to encourage you to participate. You will not be disappointed. Check out their website for more information: https://www.scotia-personnel-ltd.com/