Iris Kha
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By: Iris Kha, Capilano University. Winner of the 2016 Remes Family Study Abroad Scholarship.

My decision to study abroad was very last minute. It all began when I woke up one morning and decided something needed to change – myself. I was tired of the daily routines that provided little to no stimulation. My life felt dull and uninteresting. So I thought to myself – I need a challenge, a quest, a journey, and an adventure that will help me grow and become a strong, independent individual – no more friends to rely on, no more dotting family members – just me.

There was a lot on my mind the few days, weeks, and month before my departure: a lot of metal preparation that needed to be done on my part. This was my first time travelling abroad on my own and my firs...

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The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver has just announced two scholarship opportunities for students in British Columbia! 

For those of you looking for opportunities to go abroad and/or interested in learning about the Taiwanese culture and society, be sure to look for the following scholarships on Financial Aid for more information.

  1. 2017 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
  2. 2017 Taiwan Scholarship 

Good luck!

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Malavika Santhosh, Simon Fraser University
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By: Malavika Santhosh, Simon Fraser University. Winner of the 2016 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship.

Worried about fitting in or seeming like a tourist during your upcoming study abroad semester? Here are my top 3 tips to help you immerse yourself into the local culture.     

1. Getting Around

I found that the best way to learn your way around a new city is to ride like the locals do, such as by renting a bicycle in places like Amsterdam, taking the tram in cities like Milan or even just by foot in those that are smaller and more walkable. Don’t be afraid of getting lost or taking the wrong turn as its part of the adventure. Trust me; you’ll discover so much more than if you took a taxi or were looking...

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Marissa Young
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We are excited to announce the launch of this year's BC Study Abroad Scholarship: Stories from Abroad.

For those of you who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or have been accepted into a study abroad program in the current calendar year, make sure you don't miss out on this opportunity and apply now!

Application Deadline: March 5, 2017

For more information, look for Stories from Abroad: $1000 British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship on Financial Aid.


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