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Home away from home
1 April 2015

At first, it did seem like a dream for Adeline from Calgary, Canada, to be living in Adelaide. But she’s pinched herself so many times now, she’s finally believing this is real.

Adeline is studying dentistry, so she’s obviously not a student at ALC. But, as a boarder at the college, she is nevertheless part of the community. ‘I believe that this is God’s plan for my life’, she says. ‘Even though I am so far away from home, Adelaide has grown on me and I am beginning to call it my home.’

Compared with Calgary, North Adelaide is very convenient because everything is within a short
walking distance, Adeline says. ‘Adelaide’s weather is much nicer, too, but I do miss the winter snow.’

It was her father who helped to make the dream come true for Adeline. He found information about ALC on the internet. ‘I’m glad he did, because ALC has become my home away from home’, she says. ‘I was afraid to embark on the biggest adventure of my life, but as time has gone on, I have gained more courage and confidence.

‘The staff here are very friendly and approachable. The facilities are good and I have made new friends along the way. I still have a lot to learn about Australia but I am glad I have another four years to do that.’

To find out more about ALC's boarding facilities, visit the boarding page on this website.

Despite discussions about the possible redevelopment of Lutheran properties at North Adelaide, including ALC, the boarding facilities will remain open for the foreseeable future.

(Story taken from ALC's 'Saints Alive' publication, September 2014)