Moving day for Le and Jiaolong consisted of a few small loads — suitcases and garbage bags full of clothes, bedding, school supplies, some ski equipment and this interesting Chinese character dollhouse made by Jiaolong.
Students in Cape Breton tend to bounce around from apartment to apartment, working their way up through the rental chain. Some students even buy their own homes, and rent empty rooms to their friends. The presence of international students has created competition in the Cape Breton rental market, and it’s common to hear stories about landlords holding out for international students willing to pay a premium rate for good apartments. In turn, many locals say it’s becoming harder to find a decent place at a decent price. © Steve Wadden