3 Incredible Places in Guelph to Impress Your International Student
Guelph is a welcoming city located on the banks of Speed River in the province of Ontario. Toronto is very close by, making it a midway point between the quiet life of a small town and the big city. This beautiful town stands out for its architecture, which makes phenomenal use of limestone, and the high standard of living it offers to its inhabitants, making it a very attractive place to become a host family in Canada.
The international exchange student will be delighted to see all that Guelph has to offer, while families can take advantage of this opportunity to get closer to their guests. Here are 3 of the best places to enjoy the history, adventure and fun of the Royal City.
3 interesting plans in Guelph that your exchange student will love
Visiting the religious sites and admiring their architecture
In the historic area of downtown Guelph, you can find about a dozen religious sites that stand out for their architectural style. Among these is the Church of Our Lady Immaculate, a Roman Catholic basilica built between 1875 and 1883. The Gothic Revival church is an icon of Guelph that can be visited any day of the week.
Festivals full of Cultural Diversity
If there is something Guelph is known for it is its festivals. Whether you are a dance, music, or fine arts lover, in this city you can enjoy some incredible festivals with your Red Leaf exchange student. For host families, this can be an ideal plan, since it is possible to get to know the student’s tastes in-depth and show them the multiculturalism that is to be found in Canadian territory.
A place dedicated to nature: The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
This is a very special place because it is committed to the protection of a special animal, sometimes misunderstood and undervalued. As a host family, it’s important to not only provide a safe place in Canada during the academic period but also to be able to share values, mainly respect for all living beings.
The Canadian Donkey Sanctuary is a place where values, fun and education go hand in hand since it is possible to learn while helping the animals. This sanctuary has no admission fee; however, it is suggested that visitors provide a contribution or donation of at least 10 CAD to continue with the maintenance of the enclosure.
In general terms, Guelph offers its inhabitants and visitors a good diversity of cultural or social activities. We invite you to provide your exchange student with a family-focused Canadian experience of enjoyment and learning that will contribute to making the International Baccalaureate experience one that will last in the mind and heart.