- Anamaria Djokaj 2017/2018
- 麦迪逊Beeman 2014/2015
- 萨比亚Costantini 2014/2015
- 亚历山德拉Buganza 2014/2015
- 尼古拉斯Pellicano 2013/2014
- Maggio Carizi 2013/2014
- 马德兰——开放Burt-D 'Agnillo 2012/2013
- 朱里奥梅洛尼 2012/2013
- 查尔斯Marcouiller 2012/2013
- Josefin哈恩 2009/2010
- 、科尔 2009/2010
- 凯Petryk 2009/2010
- 弗雷泽Reid-Burdon 2004/2005
- 劳 拉 Beauchamp 2002/2003
“我已经在CCI工作了2年，这是我的第三年. CCI has been the most amazing and life changing experience for me. 就像每一个开始一样，一开始很艰难. It was hard adapting to a new lifestyle and being around unfamiliar faces but it was so worth it at the end. I got to meet so many people and learned so many new things. Moving away from home and being independent helps you discover things you may have never known about yourself. CCI gave me lifelong friends that I will always be in touch with. We created a 家庭 and an unbreakable bond between each other. CCI has definitely been an eye opening experience and I recommend it to anyone that wants an amazing experience which helps you grow academically, 社会和文化."
"When I am asked years from now to speak of my fondest memories of life so far, 你肯定会想到CCI. Coming here not knowing a soul and never visiting Italy, I was terrified. Boarding school was something I had only seen in movies and I was completely unsure of the experience that was ahead of me. Within the first week, I had already seen sites and met friends I would never forget. I am forever grateful for having the opportunity to attend and graduate from such an excellent school. I will never forget to thank my parents for this experience, 他们为我所做的一切都是为了让我快乐. I am also extremely thankful to all the friends I have met here. Never in my life have I been surrounded by so many amazing people. Thank you to every person I met for changing my life and thank you CCI! 每次想到兰西亚诺，我都会微笑."
CCI给了我追逐梦想的机会. 在这里，我遇到了友好的人们和非常好的朋友. 我与他们分享宝贵的时刻. 我参加了一个有趣的活动, 每天早上都去上课, 来到CCI, I felt the same excitement and enthusiasm of the first day of school. I would not have achieved my goals and felt rewarded at night before sleeping, without all the extraordinary people who allowed me to travel this unique adventure, 帮助, 支持, 相信我.
"It is hard living away from home, and not knowing the kind of people you are going to meet. In the beginning you feel guarded and unable to trust people right away. After spending a year together; and realizing we are all on this journey together we have formed many bonds between each other. 我们已经学会了信任和共同经历. 我一直在想成龙的一句名言, “Family isn’t whose blood you carry it’s who you love and who loves you.” These bonds that have formed have become less like friends and more like 家庭. CCI is unlike any school in that we have the opportunity to form bonds with all students. It doesn’t seem to matter if we are at different grade levels or where we grew up. At regular high school you usually only converse with your own grade level. 我和我的新家庭在CCI度过了愉快的一年!"
"I'm very grateful to CCI for all the opportunities that they gave me in 这些 3 years. I have met several wonderful people in this school that helped me to grow up, and I hope they will always be beside me during the path of my life. Now that it's over it seems like yesterday when I just arrived without talking to anybody because I couldn't understand a word. This school is being very meaningful to me not only for the friends that I have made but even for the hope, strength and support that gave me to set my goals and ambitions and I feel ready to exceed any other challenge that I will face during my life."
“I compare my boarding school experience to that of my peers at high school in Ontario, 找不到什么相似之处. Although we all completed four years of Ontario curriculum, I know that my education here at CCI has been largely outside the classroom. 我对古典文学产生了兴趣, 例如, not because of a video we watched in classical civilizations class, 而是参观罗马的古代遗迹. I learned to speak a new language not only by reading from a grammar textbook, 而是通过与意大利当地人交谈. 在某一时刻, 我学会了接受真实的自己, 因为我被来自世界各地的人所接受, 成为CCI家族的一员. The relationship between students at this school is unlike that of any other high school; we add to each other’s lives in a way that we cannot begin to explain to others who have not journeyed with us here. Our mutual experiences connect each and every one of us together. 我们会分享 这些 当这一刻成为遥远的记忆.”
“I have had the great fortune to make wonderful friendships; I have experienced so many unforgettable adventures with my friends that have left an undeletable mark in my heart. Living with students that come from different parts of the planet and who bring with them stories of such diversity is simply priceless. This school has taught me many things; how to be independent and to live away from home. 在来CCI之前, 我完全变了一个人, 直到现在我才意识到我改变了多少.”
“我们有共同的文化, 我们的个性, our habits and our faults; this creates such intense friendships that we all become a large 家庭 of brothers and sisters. The chance to have such an experience at such a young age has no price tag. This year, not only did a learn academically but I learned an enormous amount about myself”
“每个朋友都代表了我们的一个世界, 一个可能直到他们到来才诞生的世界, 只有通过这次会面，一个新的世界才会诞生。”.
These beautiful words by Anais Nin describe the enrichment and sometimes surprise that you feel, 当你得到一个新朋友. 在CCI, 每分每秒都和对方在一起, we inevitably get to know even those who we didn't believe to share many similarities with at first. With our friends from CCI, we share memories of Italy that we don't ever want to forget. In one way we love 这些 friends so much because they went through what we went through...但他们比这更特别. They are people that we likely would not have gotten to know had we met them in a different place. 但随着时间的推移, by realizing that we share a way of being with each other, 这些朋友向我们展示了我们自己的部分和方式, 我们可能没有意识到我们内心的存在. 这就是一个新世界在CCI诞生的过程.
“在CCI的一年里，我有四个室友, 六次学校旅行, 无数卡布奇诺, and more unforgettable memories than most people make in a lifetime. Coming to CCI from my home on Vancouver Island was a huge leap of faith, 我不得不离开朋友, 家庭, and security and hope for the best when I arrived in Italy, but it was comforting to know that everyone was going through the same thing I was. I didn’t know it when I first arrived in the airport but the people I met there, 笨拙地转来转去, 寻找他们的行李, 会成为我最亲密的朋友吗. 这是近十个月前的事了, 我12年级的开始, 我非常感谢我在CCI的经历. I don’t think there is anywhere else in the world where a person can learn so much about themselves in less then a year, 或者还在上高中的时候就游览了这么多意大利. CCI的一大魅力在于它的环境, 在意大利, and the promise of school trips that take you all around the country, 弗洛伦斯, 威尼斯, 比如阿马尔菲海岸. 这些旅行是CCI经验的支柱, the hours spent in transit offer unrivalled bonding time with your friends and classmates, 目的地总是给人留下深刻印象. Because of CCI I now know that the things that scare us the most, 这些事情需要最大的信念飞跃, 都是最值得和难忘的。”.
"My two years at CCI have truly been the experience of a lifetime. No one is cast into the shadows at CCI not only because it is a small school, but because there is opportunity for everyone to do things that can’t be done at bigger schools. Within two years I was able to sing on many occasions and have had the chance to bring my education level up to high standards. The teachers that I have come across have loved their jobs and are not afraid to help out a student in any situation. 等我回到公立学校, I know that I will not have the chance to have such close relations with my teachers or peers. 我很遗憾地说，我在CCI的时间已经结束了, but I will savor the many memories and hope that all future students enjoy their time at the school as much as I have. 保重CCI”.
“我叫劳拉·比彻姆. 我是CCI的校友. 我住在达兰, Saudi Arabia from age 8 -18 and when my parents had to decide where to send me for boarding school, 我们选择意大利加拿大学院. CCI成为我的家外之家. 我从CCI毕业已经16年了, 一所学校, 一个小镇, a way of life that became so important to me that it is an integral part of who I am. The life lessons I learned in my 2 1/2 years attending the school are invaluable. 是的, I could have learned some of those same lessons attending a public school in Calgary or going to another boarding school in Europe (which my sister and brother attended), but the community that nurtures you through those lessons makes all the difference. My sister and brother have never returned to their boarding school. I have returned three times and have plans to return again. 我不听我的兄弟姐妹讲故事. My husband's probably tired of hearing, "When I lived 在意大利...". 哈哈. My siblings also don't have the lifelong friendships from their boarding school experience that I have. Perhaps this has something to do with who we are as individuals, but I also believe that the environment created by CCI is a factor. CCI擅长培养学生的学术能力, 身心健康, 德亚历山德罗斯夫妇真的很关心他们的学生. In the best of ways, CCI students both standout from, and integrate into, Italian society. I remember the day I was walking to school and some Italians asked me for directions. “成功!我想:“他们以为我是意大利人。”. 相反, I remember the comfort I felt walking through any street or tiny winding Italian cobblestone alley with everyone knowing I was a CCI student. 全镇的人都在监视学生. I could go in a coffee shop or restaurant and find a 帮助 hand, with a smile. Even after attending the University in Calgary, my closest friendships are those which I made at CCI. To me this says something about the community that CCI creates. 它远远超出了学术成就, mentoring young world citizens who are sympathetic to diverse cultural perspectives and engaged in the creation and development of arts and sciences. As I write this I have numerous memories of guided historical walks in Rome, 维罗纳, 弗洛伦斯, 威尼斯和奥尔托纳. 反映, 我意识到自信, 自励的, community volunteer and self-employed photographer and filmmaker I am today is because of CCI. It's where I learned the tough teenager lessons we must all learn. Immersed in another language and culture while having the opportunity to see, 触摸和学习建筑, 科学和传奇艺术家, 结果是一个很好的平衡和理解个人.
It's a special feeling to know that a community is watching over you and to know the names of every person in your school. 12年级的第一学期我回到了卡尔加里. 我想看看公立高中是什么样的. 有2000名学生. 我不得不和另外两个人共用我的储物柜. 我从没认识过我的老师.
The dedication of CCI teachers reaches beyond their lesson plans. They put in extra time for sports, theatrical performances, photography club and more. They were a shoulder to lean on and someone to talk too, like many 16 year olds need.
To succeed in this life I believe we all need a sense of belonging and purpose. CCI给了我这些，甚至更多. I wouldn't change my high school experience for anything in the world.