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Students observe professionals and experts in their working environment and are immersed in the decision tasks that political, diplomatic and military personnel face. See what we get up to!

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"The friendships we made on the trip will lead to a wide network of connections down the road."

The entire process of strategic planning and forecasting for the potential crisis has me highly intrigued and is partly why I am interested in pursuing a career within the intelligence sector.

"I feel way more confident about my public speaking and negotiating skills."

""The SFU NATO Field School was one of the most influential experiences of my life. I applied because I sought an opportunity to travel, expand on my knowledge of defence and security, and to build a network in the field. As an aspiring Canadian civil servant and with my interest in European affairs, I was able to satisfy academic requirements while simultaneously getting a summer to live and breathe in the environment I want to work in one day. The NATO FS exceeded all of my expectations, provided me direction and experience, and inspired me to continue meaningful work in this field."

"I am so grateful for everything I learned during the field school and how it gave me an unparalleled hands-on experience that helped me to advance my studies in political science. It was actually because of the field school, especially our stop in Riga, that I have decided to do a masters in strategic communications, as I feel that it is an incredibly important and current field of study."

"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the NATO Field School, the program opened many doors that I didn't even know existed. After my experience with the Field School, I became committed to pursuing a career in the field of security and defense. This inspired me to join the Canadian Armed Forces as a reservist as I was truly inspired by the interactions I had with military members throughout the course."