Isabella – mother of Linden from Canada – thank you CEA
I suggested to my then 15 year old daughter, Linden that she might consider an international school placement for part of her Grade 11 year. She thought that was a great idea and started looking. After doing internet research for a few weeks, she found Campus Education Australia CEA’s website and said “I want to go to Australia”.
Australia is almost as far away from Canada as you can go and I said, “Are you sure? It is really far away. You can’t just come home if you get homesick”. But Linden was adamant that this is where she wanted to go. I began doing my own research, first on the internet and then by speaking to Jennifer. It was very reassuring to me that Jennifer herself selected the host families, arranged the schools and would be there for Linden during the placement. Lindens host family was just a perfect match and they included and she felt welcome from day one.
We initially had hoped that Linden would get some credit for the courses that she took a the local High, but the differences in the calendar year and the way that Grade 11 in Australia is structured made that difficult. So we decided that the cultural experience was enough and we would worry about academics when she returned home. Linden had a great semester taking classes that she was interested in like Drama and Photography.
Linden’s Australian experience was everything that we could have hoped for and more. As she herself put it, “I would not have changed a thing”.
If you want a fantastic international school experience for your son or daughter, call Jennifer at CEA in Australia and she will make it happen.