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Northern Youth Abroad
Ottawa
"Education Through Work and Travel"
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Cora Rabisca (front row, far right) with most of the international group, Group Leaders, and Staff at the airport. My international trip was to Guatemala. It was my first time leaving Canada, being so far away from home, and not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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(From left to right) Brian Kimiksana, Cora Rabisca, Liveena Toonoo and Jeff Antoniak at their worksite For my research topic, I had done “Traditional Roles of Women in Guatemala”. I observed the women with as much curiosity as they had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Group Leader William Sandy (left) with Mickey Iqaqrialu (right). We arrived in Guatemala at midnight and took some time to settle in and rest. The next afternoon, Luchofigo, one of the Team Leaders, came to get us at the hotel... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Team Turbo working on a house in Guatemala My name is Brian Robert Kimiksana and my nickname is Bushman or Bush. I’m from Fort McPherson, NWT. I was an NYA participant in 2010 with the Canadian Phase, where my host... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Angus, Dakota, Valerie, Mickey, Jaylene, Jamesie and Tim visiting a Mayan Ruin Hey everyone, Angus here again. I'm here to talk to you about my trip to Guatemala this summer. My research blog is about the housing in Guatemala. They... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Hi peeps, my blog is just a tad late, so I guess it better be great. First of all, camp was hilarious. As he promised me last year, Shane returned as our facilitator, despite his extremely busy schedule. Our travel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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My name is Jamesie P. Itulu, from Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Starting from the beginning, I did my Canadian phase back in the summer of 2012. I was placed in a small town called Deep River, Ontario, just a two hour... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Cora, Karlene and Dakota after construction class at Algonquin College Hello to all who may read this interesting story I have to share. My name is CoraLynn Rabisca, I am from Fort Good Hope, NWT. I was a Canadian participant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Liveena in Totonicapan Hello, my name is Liveena Toonoo (most prefer Liv), and I am from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. My Canadian Phase was in St. Albert, Alberta with my buddy; Anne Renee in 2012. I was placed at the YMCA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Alisha, Kyla, Sandra at horseback riding My experience in the NYA program has been extremely amazing and incredible. I am so happy I've got to have this experience. I was placed in London, Ontario. My placement buddy is Kyla. My... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Lilly working at the bakery My name is Lilly and I'm from Cape Dorset. I was placed in Saint John, New Brunswick with my buddy Saveah from Kugluktuk. I volunteer at a bakery called Piece O’ Cake Custom Creations. At... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Kyla and Alisha horseback riding I started off my first work day by taking the first bus I’ve ever took alone in my life. I had to take 2 busses in order to get to my work placement, it was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Rahabi preparing to go dragon boating Hello, this is Rahabi Nattak – I'm a 2015 NYA Canadian phase participant. My host community is in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. It's a very nice, little community. I volunteer at the Wolfville Children Center,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Hello to all the participants, my name is Karlene Isaiah and I’m from Fort Liard, NWT. I was a Canadian Participant for NYA in 2012. My host buddy was Valerie MacKenzie, who is here with me for the International Phase.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Hello, this is Mickey Iqaqrialu from Arctic Bay, Nunavut. On June 26th there were 4 of us that arrived in Ottawa, and then settled in at MEC (MacSkimming Education Centre). That night we went to watch a movie at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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My placement is in Powell River, Bristish Columbia. There are beautiful landscapes and beautiful sunsets! It's a nice little spot – we have a shopping mall, a movie theatre (happens to be the oldest theatre in BC) and a recreational... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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James and Robert out on the lake Hey it's James here – I am from Rankin Inlet, NU and I was placed in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. My work placement is at Duncan's Auto Service. My host parents are Scott Livie and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Hello everyone, My name is Angus Hiqiniq, I am from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. I was a participant with Northern Youth Abroad in 2009 as part of the Canadian Phase where I was placed in Yorkton/Theodore, Saskatchewan. My work placement was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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It is me Devin and I have interesting news for this post. I am happy to say I am enjoying my time here on Salt Spring Island. I have amazing co-workers and work with the most amazing children at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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When I first came to Ottawa for Orientation I immediately noticed the cultural differences. The buildings are huge and very well structured. I have a whole new idea of how busy and how much is always going on with all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Raymond and Ethan My host family are great. They have a son who is really funny and fun to get along with, as well as a daughter who went to dancing camp, which is awesome. My host parents Letitia and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Chelsea and Mary So far my experience as an NYA participant has been brilliant. My buddy Mary, from Sanikiluaq, and I were placed in Campbell River, BC. My host mother Debbie is so funny and such a welcoming person. She... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Chantel and Nikki in Sidney Being a participant for Northern Youth Abroad has been such an amazing, wonderful, and unforgettable experience. I've been placed in Sidney BC with the most amazing host parents Glen and Cathy Brown. They have two... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Chris and Dalton My host buddy Dalton and I were placed in Bear River, Nova Scotia. I have really enjoyed my time here, as a participant with Northern Youth Abroad. My work placement is at the Fundy YMCA. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad
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Sandra, Alisha, Angela and Kyla together in London My name is Angela from Igloolik and I was placed in London, Ontario with my buddy Sandra from Baker Lake. I am placed to volunteer at the Museum of Archeology where I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Northern Youth Abroad