Okay, so i was at an orientation today with my exchange organisation and im so fucking pissed at them, they can just go fuck themselves. So now im trying to figure out a good revange, and i really mean big time here. I want to put that fucking organisation down forever. Ideas are welcome hehe
anyhow, one idea of mine was to try to get a newspaper to publish an article about how shitty they are, so this is an email i thought about sending one of the more gossip newspapers in this area (toronto star)
|Subject: Tips for an article about exchange organisations|
I am an exchange student from Sweden currently living in Ontario studying at high school. I choose to go to Canada to get to experience your culture and see as much as possible of your country. As a Swede I hadn't really heard a lot about Canada, but it seemed like a nice country to go to, and after some research I thought that Canada would be the best country to go to for me (out of all countries in the world).
My point with this email though is that the Canada we got to experience here, is probably not the Canada that Canada wants to be portrayed as when we go back to our home countries. The Canada we got to experience was a country were exchange students ended up in families that used them as labour at their farms, or as baby sitters or something else. A Canada where we werenít allowed to do anything except sitting at home. A Canada where we were taken away many rights a Canadian citizen has. A Canada where we were constantly told that we should accept this and that this was Canadian culture. A Canada where our exchange organisation decided what they thought was Canadian culture, and blamed everything on the students, and always put the host families as first priority, and not the students who were here to learn about the cultures of Canada.
Many of these stories would be told to our friends back home, who might not know better than that this is Canada. If this happened to a Canadian in Sweden I would be seriously concerned, they are misusing the culture and also making your country look bad to the rest of the world!
All that said, I think that most exchange students here had a great time, but Iím sure that the way we would have experienced Canada would be a lot better and your reputation in the rest of the world would be a lot better if you took care about your exchange students better. When I say you, I donít mean the friendly Canadian people, but the organisation that are supposedly here to help us.
Anyway, I think that an article about this would perhaps make the Canadian people aware of how their country is being portrayed to the rest of the world, thanks to organisations like this, and also to help people to not support organisations like this in the future.
I hope to hear from you if you are interested or not!
Should i send the letter? And more importantly, what is good/bad about it?
Last edited by St_Andrew on Jun-19-2005 at 05:27