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The Best of Studying Abroad in South Korea

International

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 16113 reads | 0 comments
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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

moving

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 12588 reads | 0 comments
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Reconciliation at INAC: Towards a Renewed Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Your Next Co-op

As someone who has always been passionately engaged with both political and social issues, a job with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada checked two very important boxes. Little did I know, it would teach me much more than I could have ever expected. 

By: Michelle Raine 7843 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Long Distance Travel Blues

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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 17607 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

Volunteer Services

Choosing a career is not about selecting an archetype (like ‘lawyer’, or ‘doctor’, or ‘teacher’), but about exploring who you are, what your skill set is, and what type of career will be a good fit for you. In this blog, I talk about letting go of the pressure to have it all figured out, and to instead embrace different ideas and explore different options to find a career that fits. 

By: Claire Wallace 15872 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Co-op

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 6361 reads | 0 comments
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Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

Personal Development

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 6297 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

Co-op

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 4488 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Travel

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 4953 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Cultural Pressures in University: A Personal Journey

family

Being a university student in pursuit of a career is not easy, but when you factor in the pressures you face from your family, culture, and surrounding environment, it can become even tougher. This post tells the story of one student who dealt with overcoming these pressures and discovered something they loved to do.

By: Henna Pahal 7228 reads | 0 comments
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