Hi my name is Chaz. I am 18 years old and this is first time being part of NYA. I have enjoyed the experience so far and life outside of my town. I didn’t think life out here would be like this. My first day here I had to figure out the bus schedule.
I didn’t think it would be as challenging as it is, but I am glad I decided to take part in NYA. I enjoy the beach and the trees around here, because back in the north we don’t have trees as big as here in BC. My host family is strict which I don’t mind, and my work placement has been the best. I enjoy working with them everyday for the past 2 weeks. Time has gone by really fast , which is a good and bad thing. The main reason I joined NYA was to experience life away from home, and that’s what I am learning about everyday.
The people around BC are very nice and friendly. At first, this town seemed like a dream because everything was so colourful and nice, and the water was so clear and beautiful. I felt like this place came out of a book, but it’s real life! I am glad I came here, but I am still faced with ups and downs which I have overcome so far. There are only two more weeks until I’m done, and I know it will be worth it in the end.