International

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Life as an International Student: The Things We Don't Talk About

Business

There are a lot of things your international student friends have never told you. From depression to pressure to stereotypes -  life isn't always easy when you are studying abroad. Read an international students take on life overseas. 

By: Jeremy Austin Effendy 1453 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Arts and Social Sciences

“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 3174 reads | 0 comments
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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

Culture

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 11559 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 32711 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

International

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 5419 reads | 0 comments
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5 Budget Friendly Organizations for Volunteering Abroad

Volunteering Abroad

Want to experience new cultures and travel the world while doing good deeds? Consider volunteering internationally! Emily offers suggestions on organizations you can get involved with to get involved abroad.

By: Emily Co 10355 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Volunteering Abroad

Volunteering

In 2011, five SFU students traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to support humanitarian projects. All five were supported by the C.A.R.E. SFU Global Travel Award, a program that funds SFU students participating in humanitarian work in developing countries with donated air mile points.

By: Matthew Sy 9640 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Japan: 9-month Internship at NTT, Yokosuka, Japan

Japan

thumbnail pictureCo-op Japan: 9 months in Japan can seem like a long time away from the comforts of SFU. But as we all know, if you’re having fun, time flies. For Duncan Chan, all he saw was time fly as he experienced life in Japan like no other. He worked his Co-op work terms, developed friendships, and gained new skills he can utilize in the future – everything he did in Japan was that once in a lifetime opportunity and he took it until the very end.

By: coopcom 23475 reads | 0 comments
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Travel to India and Beyond: Working for Tata

International

Tata, one of India’s largest business conglomerates, is looking to Canada for international interns. Does an international internship with a company established with 98 operating companies in seven business sectors interest you? Read on to find out more about Tata.

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On Assignment in India

International

On a special assignment for the university, SFU Volunteer & Service Learning Coordinator Trina Isakson visited community leaders in and near Barhampur village, in Punjab province of India. Her mission: to establish an ongoing opportunity for SFU students to work and volunteer in the culturally vibrant region.

By: coopcom 11770 reads | 0 comments
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