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My Journey to Understanding the Importance of Intercultural Communication

Health Sciences

"I realized that as time went on, I was having difficulties connecting and adapting to this new culture I believe this sprouted from the strong language barrier and my inability to communicate with most of my co-workers". Read Aileen's story about how she overcame culture clashing and engage in intercultural communication. 

By: Aileen Saadatmand 1424 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Culture in Catalonia, Spain: Expectation Versus Reality

Intercultural Awareness

Going to Spain for co-op, I felt I would be immersed in a single culture. Read on to discover how this opportunity allowed me to develop a more intricate understanding of culture, communities, and families and to build lifelong friendships and family-like relationships across linguistic and cultural barriers.

By: Nyssa Lessingham 4812 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad: Skill Improvements for Any Career

International Co-op

Have you ever wanted to live and work abroad but could “never” find something career related?  Well, in my opinion, what you “could not find” might actually be right in front of your eyes.  There are countless opportunities for students to live abroad while teaching English.  You just might be surprised at what occupational skills you might be able to extract from such a position.  Have a read of my article to find out.

By: Nick Crivici 5415 reads | 0 comments
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Living and working abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Working Students

Are you looking into working abroad for your co-op?  Business student, Candice Woods shares what she learned in her co-op and how to combat homesickness based on her experience working in Barcelona, Spain for her co-op.

By: Candice Woods 7579 reads | 0 comments
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Reinvent Yourself by Working Abroad

Co-op Reflections

When I first started applying for jobs overseas, I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted; all I knew was that I needed a change, and some time to grow.

By: Michael Welk 3542 reads | 0 comments
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BPK in Barcelona?

International Co-op

BPK student, Nick Crivici, spent nine months as an English Language Assistant in Barcelona.  Although this co-op was not directly related to the BPK field, he found tremendous educational value in his experience abroad.

By: Nick Crivici 4975 reads | 0 comments
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Suzanne Young: A Co-op Student's Success Story

DFAIT

For Suzanne Young, SFUs Co-op program was an immense part of her undergraduate experience. As a graduate in Linguistics and French, she reflects back on her experiences as a Co-op student.

By: coopcom 18531 reads | 0 comments
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