From New Zealand to Canada to study Acting

Hayley Ellis-Smith Start Date: Nov 9, 2016 - End Date: Mar 8, 2017
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada

My Travel Story

by: Hayley Ellis-Smith Start Date: Nov 9, 2016 - End Date: Mar 8, 2017
I have been lucky enough to be accepted into one of the world's best film schools; The Vancouver Film School in Canada, where I will be studying acting for film and television in May 2017!

I have always been passionate about the performing arts, acting most of all, and it has always been my dream to become an actor. I don't want to be famous; all I want is to be able to have a happy life, working in a job that I love, and honestly, the only thing I can see myself actually enjoying doing is acting.

I am from New Zealand, and I could have chosen to study some where here, but after all my searching I couldn't find anything that really inspired me. Then I found VFS. From all that I have seen, this is a fantastic school, that helps its students reach their full potentional and helps get them known in the industry. As soon as I saw the website I knew I had to apply, and I am still so shocked and overjoyed that I was accepted.

Because I am an international student, my fees are very expensive, and I also need to rent an apartment, pay for flights, a visa and insurance, so it's quite costly. I have been working full time and saving everything that I can, but it still looks like it might not be enough.

This is a great opportunity for me, and I think it will help my skills and career tremendously, as well as my personal self. Moving across the world by myself at 19 will be quite the experience!

Any donations to help my dream along are welcome, every cent counts. Thank you all so much :)
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada