Print Edition: February 6, 2013
Tucked away in the corner of UFV’s Abbotsford library, there’s an orange traffic pylon that’s just a little different from the rest.
Scrawled in black Sharpie across the plastic surface is a heartfelt goodbye note penned by what seems to be a former Australian exchange student.
The message seems to be addressed to other international students.
“I hope Canada is everything you dreamed it would be!” it reads. “Have the most amazing experience ever!”
It’s unclear who exactly wrote the note, or how long ago it was written. But for one international student intent on leaving their mark on campus, their legacy can still be found if you look hard enough, blocking off the latest leak in the ceiling or directing motorists around potholes.
The unabridged goodbye message:
I hope Canada is everything you dreamed it would be! Have the most amazing experience ever and I hope that that next semester you get a new Aussie Exchange student and that they’re cool but not cooler than me! Ha ha! Much love to you all! You’re all the most amazing people. You’ve made my time in Canada magical.
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