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How to Approach the World

International

On my first day of work, I woke up too early, rehearsed too much, and imagined too many scenarios which didn’t end up happening. I thought, “What if the students don’t listen to me? What if they don’t like my lesson? What if they don’t like ME!?” Looking back at my experience teaching English in South Korea, it’s funny to think that I began my new life plagued with all of these worries. 

By: Edna Ng 5181 reads | 0 comments
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Let Me TaLK to You: Self-Discovery & Cultural Adaptation

Teach and Learn Korea

Do you want to challenge yourself? If so, TaLK may be the right opportunity for you. I never imagined that working abroad could be so rewarding and would broaden my perspective so drastically. Working for TaLK allowed me to travel South Korea and become more independent through the process, while making lifelong friends.

By: Mila Luong 5015 reads | 0 comments
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The Best of Studying Abroad in South Korea

Life Experience

Are you on the fence about studying abroad? Fourth year business student, Vivyn Zhou shares how an international exchange in South Korea impacted her, and why you should consider applying too.

By: Vivyn Zhou 16700 reads | 0 comments
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Why I took the Leap and Applied to Live and Teach in Korea

TaLK

Like many others, as a senior student, I was still unsure of what direction I would take towards my future career. Teaching, lab work, and academia were all possibilities. 

By: Joyce Leung 13676 reads | 0 comments
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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

ENGAGE

While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 13097 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming Globally Engaged

International

Being an international student at SFU is not easy as there aren't many opportunities to meet other students. The Global Student Centre welcomes all, hosting events that bring students together to celebrate diversity and create intercultural awareness. 

By: Tola Adetona 5615 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Long Distance Travel Blues

bus

A long bus or plane ride is associated with awkward social situations, a lack of food options, the weird tiny bathroom in the back, and of course, trying not to become mind-numbingly bored.  I’ve investigated past personal experiences to build a survival guide to avoid the long-distance travel blues.

By: Daniel Frolick 18276 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Personal Development

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 6858 reads | 0 comments
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Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

Uncertainty

Take a deep breath. Look around you. Everyone has uncertainties! However, embracing your uncomfortable and uncertain situation is the first step to discovering yourself.  

By: Richard Han 6950 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

Learning Abroad

SFU has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders (LBB) initiative to inspire more students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. Learn more about this initiative and what is means for you! 

By: Justin Wong 4838 reads | 0 comments
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