International

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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

differences

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 94 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Marketing [SRY]

It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 778 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Life Experience

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 1162 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

EAL

If you are an international student struggling with language and culture barriers in Canada, you are not alone. Liu Siyu, is a fourth-year international student here to share her stories about study, work, and career. 

By: Liu Siyu 1323 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Germany with the International Paralympic Committee

Communique

Written during Liz's time at her international Co-op with the International Paralympic Committee, learn how it was a dream come true as it helped her grow both professionally and personally.

By: Liz Montroy 655 reads | 0 comments
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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

International Co-op

As many university students know, the start of many major projects begins with a very simple thing -- procrastination. And that is definitely what I did before departing for my co-op term in South Korea. However, I soon found that when it comes to teaching you have to have a plan. 

By: Jeremiah Chun Wu Chan 1388 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

Myanmar

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 1235 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Networking

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 1136 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Took Me Across the World to a Rural City in Southern India

Communique

My first co-op position took me halfway across the globe to a rural town in India. Although there are many events that stand out in my life, none compare to this extraordinary and life-changing experience.

By: Mariah McKnight 1701 reads | 0 comments
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Spring “Camping” in Nepal

Nepal

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Marie Purificacion and Tessa Leyland decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Tessa Leyland 2447 reads | 0 comments
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