I'm in the last 2 most important years of secondary school and I'm trying really hard for a scholarship. I intend to study in Canada, get a job and live there too. I was attracted to this idea because my country (Trinidad) has always repelled me due to the high prevalence of what I thought as "backward thinking," among other things like high crime, poor infrastrucure etc. What really made me look at this differently though was a chat with my old uncle. He was a draughtsman (now really old and retired ) and he told me he traveled all over the world for work. But he warned me that you'll have backward thinkers and crime everywhere. Most importantly he highlighted the fact that at least here at home you have a sense of belonging whereas abroad you're always a tourist. Is this the case today? Or has globalisation completely changed it..what are you experiences living and studying in a foreign country?