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May 13, 2010

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SFU students considering an international volunteer or co-op term with a non-profit organization doing humanitarian, civic engagement or service-learning work can now apply to a new program for help with their travel costs.

SFU has partnered with the Vancouver-based C.A.R.E. Society—a non-profit that collects and donates Asia Miles points to promote humanitarian work in developing countries and disaster areas—to create the C.A.R.E. SFU Global Travel Award Program.

Students who qualify will receive travel-reward points redeemable for tickets to destinations served by the Asia Miles program’s 20 airline partners. For complete list, visit: www.asiamiles.com/am/en/about/partners.

"The goal of this global citizen education program is to provide meaning and life-changing benefits to both student participants and people in need," says C.A.R.E. Society president Marion Man.

"Students planning to volunteer or begin co-ops in fall 2010 or spring 2011 should submit their applications now," says Work Integrated Learning communications and marketing coordinator, Adam Brayford. "The application review process takes time, as do the travel arrangements."

For more information: www.sfu.ca/coop/care.
To donate Asia Miles: www.caresociety.com/atom/makeadonation.php.

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