It is important to remember that you are an ambassador for your university or college, the city you live in and for Canada as a whole. Your actions while abroad should reflect your pride in taking on this important role. Be open-minded and patient while learning the new culture and don't be afraid to ask questions. Use resources such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada's (DFAIT) Centre for Learning to learn about the culture and what to expect. Use this opportunity to develop your cross-cultural competencies.