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By: Aaron Siebenga, Simon Fraser University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: South Korea

After midterms, I went to Gwangju for a day to tour a lab. I also tried Korean poutine (with shredded cheese instead of curds) and visited the May 18th National Cemetery.

I then went to Busan to see the Busan Fireworks Festival, which was the best fireworks show I've ever seen. They had three blast barges and a bridge loaded up with lights, sparklers and fireworks. I also visited a seaside Buddhist temple, relaxed in hot springs and met more Pokemon Go friends.

Next was Taiwan, where I went with Dan and Erik. This was probably one of my favourite parts of the trip; we went to a huge Pokemon G...

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We are pleased to announce 5 winners of the spring 2019 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship

All of our winners will be receiving $1000, and each will be sharing their stories from abroad! Be sure to check out our student blog regularly to read about their adventures!

Congratulations to: 

  1. Bob Emmanuel Mulamba, Simon Fraser University
  2. Jaimie Cryder, University of Victoria
  3. Pooja Bhatti, British Columbia Insti...
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Razma Hazarat, Simon Fraser University, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Accra, Ghana

Razma is a Linguistics student at Simon Fraser University and is currently studying abroad on exchange in Ghana. She is extremely thrilled to accept this scholarship from BCSA. As her parents are Afghan refugees, Razma has always worked hard to fund her own education through work and applying for various scholarships. She decided to apply for the exchange program to challenge herself by learning in a new environment, immersing herself in a unique culture, and building long lasting relationships from students across the world. She loves volunteering with autistic individuals and hopes to contribute...

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Porsche Campbell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Galle, Sri Lanka

Porsche is a twenty-six year old from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is currently studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where she is completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Upon graduation, Porsche plans to work as a specialized labour and delivery nurse (Perinatal Nurse). She has decided to travel to Kerala, India in order to further her knowledge; gain essential understanding, whilst capturing an entirely new perspective on pregnancy and birth in an underdeveloped country.

Prior to embarking on this journey and perusing her BSn, Porsche had the op...

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