A Smooth Border Entry?
There's Canada on the other side. I am ready with passport and an official letter from Thompson Rivers University outlining the terms of my Scholar Award
But the agent inside had a narrower reading of the work exception listed, and at first was firm that I would not be let in.
After an hour of looking things up on computer screens, conferring with colleagues, I was granted entrance (after buying a work permit).
Whew! I was not sure what to do if I had to turn back.