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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

Co-op

As many university students may know, and can attest to, the start of any major projects begins with a very simple thing. That one thing is usually procrastination. And that is definitely the one thing that I did before departing. I soon found that, when teaching, it is important to make plans and have a solid layout, but more important to be flexible enough to change that very plan if it doesn’t work.

By: Jeremiah Chun Wu Chan 339 reads | 0 comments
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Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

Arts and Social Sciences

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 199 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Co-op

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 242 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Took Me Across the World to a Rural City in Southern India

International

My first co-op position took me halfway across the globe to a rural town in India. This experience taught me, not only about a completely unfamiliar culture and way of life, but just as important and profound, it taught me about myself. Although there are many events that stand out in my life, none compare to this extraordinary and life-changing experience.

By: Mariah McKnight 695 reads | 0 comments
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Spring “Camping” in Nepal

International Co-op

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 598 reads | 0 comments
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Student Life vs. Teaching Life: And Everything in Between

Co-op Reflections

This is the story of how one Psychology and Criminology student went from being a diligent undergraduate at SFU to a fun-loving English teacher in South Korea.

 

By: Queenie Ho 757 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Students Thinking of Pursuing International Co-op in Japan

Japan

Are you thinking about traveling to Japan for international co-op? Here are some tips that may help you kick start your journey.

 

By: Kiera Warren 478 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Delight at Deloitte

Accounting

Endless mountains of food? Check. Colleagues to play Pokemon Go with? Check. A pile of daunting audit work to get through? Check. Was it worth it? 

By: Wee Nie Tham 1427 reads | 0 comments
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Early Departures: A Canadian Co-op Experience in China

Global Affairs Canada

My passion for hockey has brought me to China to coach hockey for the summer. From Ottawa to China, SFU Co-op has helped me explore my interests and expand my learning while giving me skills, practical work experience and an opportunity to travel.

By: Tatum Miller 1439 reads | 0 comments
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How to Approach the World

South Korea

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 1204 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 1326 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 2536 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 3053 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Co-op Reflections

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 2786 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

International 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 1840 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Co-operative Education

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 1412 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part I: An Idea and a Hope

Brazil

I used to think success depended on the separation of personal and professional passions. That was until I did a self-directed co-op term in Brazil researching some of the most successful soccer clubs. Follow me as I prepare to embark on my journey to Brazil. 

By: Christopher Maringka 4829 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

self directed co-op

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 1050 reads | 0 comments
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Things You Learn Journeying (Close to) the Top of the World

Environment

Nowhere are the dire effects of climate change more apparent than in the Arctic. Join Sarah as she recounts her 3-week expedition at the top of the world and the 3 invaluable life lessons learned along the way. 

By: Sarah Gutzmann 1942 reads | 0 comments
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Finding a Balance Between Work and Life During an International Co-op

Co-op

International Co-op positions provide the opportunity to discover the world while developing professional skills and contacts. But there’s a conundrum: all work and no play or no work and all play?

By: Mallory Wyant 7152 reads | 0 comments
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