S 3 Ep 14 – Volunteering in Canada | Lina from Egypt

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Volunteering in Canada when you’re a newcomer has so many benefits, including meeting new people, building your resume and learning new social norms. This episode’s guest, Lina Sobhy, would not be where she is today in her career without it. She is originally from Egypt and moved to Montreal in 2013 to finally reunite with her husband after living apart from him for 4 years. We chat about making friends as an adult, how to find great volunteering opportunities in your area, as well as Lina’s experience wearing a hijab in Canada.

You don’t want to miss:

  • All about Egypt: Breathtaking ancient history, modern cities, paradise beaches, and bustling markets.
  • What to wear when visiting Egypt
  • When your high school sweetheart moves to Canada: Getting married whilst navigating a long-distance relationship until finally joining him in Montreal in 2013.
  • Lina’s experience as a non-French speaker in Montreal
  • The difficulty of making new friends
  • The benefits of volunteering as a newcomer: Building your network and language skills, testing out different careers, feeling comfortable in the new culture, and much more…

PLUS, wearing the hijab in Canada: Some valuable advice for visible minorities.

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