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Engaging the World After Co-op

Communique

After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 11760 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

Co-operative Education

I applied as an English instructor in South Korea with the intention of just adding another bulletpoint to my resume. However, the experiences I have gained from teaching and living abroad has made my co-op so much more meaningful than what can be written on paper.  

By: Nancy Nguyen 35301 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

Leadership

Coming to a new country thousands of miles from where you grew up and from everything you know is no easy journey. In this award-winning story, SFU Business student Ali Najaf reflects on the past four years since arriving in Canada from Pakistan in 2012, sharing both his challenges and truimphs.  

By: anajaf 5943 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

Personal Development

Going for exchange or a study abroad trip to a different university and country is a great experience in itself. But to make that experience remarkable, a bit of planning is required.

By: anajaf 6672 reads | 0 comments
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International Co-op: An Interview with Erik Bainbridge

Arts and Social Sciences

Erik Bainbridge, a Political Science student, shares his international experience doing four work terms in three different positions in China and Hong Kong. He worked as an English teacher in Shandong, an Event Manager at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CamChamHK) in Hong Kong, and a Trade Intern for the Consulate General of Canada in China.

By: Christy Liu 7090 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Mexico

Co-op

Work and live in Mexico, a popular tourist country, and experience the pleasant weather and great food. Visit museums, pyramids, beach resorts, and see the unique architecture.

By: Christy Liu 4278 reads | 0 comments
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Discussing Development

International

Working in development and for Non-governmental organizations (NGO) is a tricky and delicate field. In my article I discuss the new approach that the Sustainability though Agriculture and Microenterprise (SAM) Project has taken on for their work in Zimba, Zambia. 

By: Naiomi Lu 10242 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

Arts and Social Sciences

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 4919 reads | 0 comments
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Risk takers and novelty: Demystifying the barriers of international co-op and exchange

Co-op

Consider the benefits of doing an international co-op and exchange.

By: Justin Wong 4286 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad? Top 5 Tips for Success

OLC Blog

Adrian Quiroz is a fourth year student of French, Linguistics, and Speech Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He taught English in France for eight months and shares his tips for success.

By: Adrian Quiroz 6342 reads | 0 comments
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