Luis Fernández


“Studying at the ELC definitely was the best experience so far in my life. The first thing I learned here is that our cultural differences are based only in prejudice because I met a lot of friends with so much in common even though we are from very different countries and cultures.”

What's it like living in Victoria?

I'm so surprised by the way the people in Victoria live: the laid-back and secure environment I experienced there is just awesome. I was also surprised because Canadians and other foreign students were so interested and showed respect to my culture, so i did the same for them. Definitely my heart still belongs to Victoria.

Best advice for new students

Make a lot of international friends and don't be afraid to show the way you are to them. Your English is not the only thing that will improve, but also your respect and knowledge of other cultures.

Favourite places

  • To meet friends on campus: Vertigo Café and the Study Centre
  • To study: CALL lab, UVic Library
  • To relax: Gonzales beach, Swan Lake and Willows beach

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Luis Fernández