Sally Hope, Grade 11 in Brazil

sally
I spent the first semester of Grade 11 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I attended the Micael Waldorf School, which I absolutely loved. I found the school community very similar to our school here. The Grade School and the High School are situated in the same location, but in different buildings. I had regular classes, but in Portuguese! I didn’t have any experience with the language before I went to Sao Paulo, and this made the first part of the exchange very hard as you can imagine. I loved learning new words, and when I started to understand conversations, it was so amazing.

The Brazilian culture is very rich and full of life. Friends and family are held close to the heart; song and dance are a part of everyday life and individuality is embraced. For me this was a refreshing change from the North American culture, but it also allowed me to see different aspects of life in Canada that I had never noticed before.

~Sally Hope



The Vancouver Waldorf School is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) Nations.

Main Campus

2725 St Christophers Road
North Vancouver, BC V7K 2B6
(604) 985-7435
info@vws.ca

High School

307-3255 Edgemont Boulevard
North Vancouver, BC V7R 2P1
(604) 986-2922
highschool@vws.ca