Lucis Yanqing Li

China (PRC)

What's it like living in Victoria?

I still remember the first day l came to Victoria. What a beautiful city! I saw the sunset when l was taking the ferry. And when l woke up in the morning, I saw the flowers gently swaying in the breeze, and it was much more beautiful than I’d heard.

What is the most memorable thing that happened to you as an ELC student?

That would be the last semester. I was told I got the scholarship of the Science group.

Do you have any favourite memories of Canadian culture?

People are very kind here. Most of them are willing to help people.

How did learning with other students from other cultures change how you see the world?

People have their own culture and backgrounds but kindness is a language we all speak.

Did studying English with us open any new opportunities for you? What are you doing now?

Now I am almost finished my undergraduate, and going to do my masters soon.

Best advice for new students

Don't feel afraid to ask the teacher or your friends. It is important for you to understand that even if there is slight difference between classes about the grade standard, it is your responsibility to find out what your professor wants and then use all the resources to help you to reach where you could get to. Never give up too early, even it doesn’t go well.

Favourite places

  • To study: UVic's McPherson library, 3rd floor
  • To relax: Red Fish Blue Fish seafood restaurant

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Lucis Yanqing Li