Canada-Germany: My Youth Mobility Visa Story

Who knew that trusting my gut and risking everything would alter the course of my life? 

Berlin Wall, Germany

Seeing the Berlin Wall for the first time.

When I flew from Toronto to Berlin on a one-way ticket back in early 2012, I didn’t have a job or an internship lined up in Germany. I was 25 years old and I had just spent a year in Australia.

At the time, all I knew was that I was keen on continuing to live abroad. I was intrigued by the idea of immersing myself in German culture and society. I also wanted to be reunited with my German boyfriend, as we’d met in Australia.

The only plan I had was to figure everything out once I got to Germany.

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The future of news + mobile audiences

Among the list of topical issues having to do with journalism, of particular interest to me is how news is being consumed and the future of news.

So when I read about Yusuf Omar’s talk at the Global Media Forum (a conference I was invited to but unfortunately couldn’t attend) in Bonn last week, it really resonated with me.

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Toronto Wolfpack vs. Barrow Raiders 20.05.17

A sport that’s very popular in Australia and the UK has made its way to Canada! Toronto Wolfpack – the world’s first transatlantic rugby league team and the nation’s newest pro sports team – beat the Barrow Raiders at home in Lamport Stadium with a final score of 70-2 last Saturday.

Most of the players aren’t from Toronto and since the team currently plays in the third tier of the league, many of their away games are in Britain. Can’t make it out to any of the matches? No worries – all of them will be livestreamed on CBC Sports throughout the 2017 season.