Cultural Entrepreneurship & Documentation Program in Grenada – Pulling up to T.A Marryshow Community College, just a few minutes outside St. George's, was nerve racking. Knowing I'd be the outsider and having to make new friends. However, by lunch time it felt like the NSCC and TAMCC students were long lost friends. I thought that my peers in Grenada would be so different than Canadians, but there were so many similarities.
By the end of the day, one of the students took me into town. She was more than happy to show me around, tell me stories, history, and what I should take advantage of while I'm here. I thought that this would be extra work for her to be my personal tour guide, but she willingly wanted to share her country with someone who was interested. I found this with many of the people here in Grenada.
By the end of the day, I was eating Roti and talking to my new Grenadian friend as if we grew up together. Through the following weeks, I was adaptable, culturally immersed, and working extremely hard. This was described to me by one of my instructors as "prepping you for a real world business trip", and that's exactly what it was. However, I also grew a lot as a person. A 21-year-old Canadian that rarely travels, making new friends and trying anything this new way of life throws at him. Everything is perfect, and now I can't wait to go on my next business trip!
I thought that it would be just NSCC students learning and loving a new country. I was wrong, every Grenadian student received a new appreciation of their home.
P.S Zoran I can not explain how thankful I am for you and your team taking me on this life changing experience. Your guidance helped so much and I will never forget it.
Radio & Television Journalism Arts Student
NSCC Waterfront Campus