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New funding for SFU students volunteering or pursuing co-op abroad

April 20, 2010

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SFU students who are considering an international volunteer or co-op work term with a not-for-profit organization involved in humanitarian projects, civic engagement or international service learning can now apply for help with travel costs to the C.A.R.E. SFU Global Travel Award Program.

The program is offered through SFU in a new partnership with C.A.R.E., a Vancouver-based society that distributes and donates Asia miles to help those pursuing humanitarian work in developing countries and disaster areas. The scope of work includes health and education, disaster relief and construction projects in areas served by Asia Miles worldwide partner airlines.

Students who qualify for the award will receive Asia Miles points to redeem for airplane tickets with airlines participating in the Asia Miles program.

“I’m very excited to expand our partnership with Simon Fraser University,” says Marion Man, C.A.R.E. Society president. “The goal of this global citizen education program is to provide meaning and life-changing benefits to both student participants and people in need.”

“Students who are thinking of volunteering or working in fall 2010 or spring 2011 should submit their applications now,” says Adam Brayford, communications and marketing coordinator for Work Integrated Learning. “The application review process takes time, as do the travel arrangements.”

For more information: www.sfu.ca/coop/care.

To donate your Asia Miles to the C.A.R.E. Society, visit http://www.caresociety.com/atom/makeadonation.php.

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