Here is what CCI students have to say about their time at The School. Click here to learn more about:
Meredyth Cole 2009/2010
"In one year at CCI I have had four roommates, six school trips, countless cappuccinos, 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, I had to leave behind friends, family, 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, milling around awkwardly, searching for their luggage, would become some of my closest friends. This was nearly ten months ago, the start of my grade twelve year, and I am so grateful for my experience at CCI. 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, or see so much of Italy while still attending high school. A major part of the allure of CCI is its setting, in Italy, and the promise of school trips that take you all around the country, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi coast to name a few. These trips are the backbone of the CCI experience, the hours spent in transit offer unrivalled bonding time with your friends and classmates, and the destination never fails to impress. Because of CCI I now know that the things that scare us the most, the things that require the biggest leap of faith, are the most rewarding and unforgettable".
Kay Petryk 2009/2010
"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. When I go back to public school, I know that I will not have the chance to have such close relations with my teachers or peers. It is quite sad to say that my time at CCI is over, but I will savor the many memories and hope that all future students enjoy their time at the school as much as I have. Take care CCI".
Fraser Reid-Burdon 2004/2005
"Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have had such an amazing experience and I feel that I am a better person simply from having attended this wonderful school. I have walked away with lifelong friendships, an unparalleled education (both personal and academic), and I feel prepared to conquer the world".
Josefin Hahn 2009/2010
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born". These beautiful words by Anais Nin describe the enrichment and sometimes surprise that you feel, when you gain a new friend. At CCI, by spending every moment with each other, 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 these friends so much because they went through what we went through...but they are even more special than that. They are people that we likely would not have gotten to know had we met them in a different place. But with time, by realizing that we share a way of being with each other, these friends reveal to us parts and ways of our own, that we might not have known we had within ourselves. That is how a new world is born at CCI.