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By Cheyenne Rode, Vancouver Island University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship, member of the Writer and Residence Team

Study Abroad Destination: the Netherlands

There is not a lot I would change about my study abroad experiences. Every part of them was a learning experience about my surroundings and myself. Although, if could tweak a few aspects of my times abroad I would tell myself three things:

  1. Worry less. When describing myself, I would say that I like to control what is going on around me. This can lead to me worrying about what is going to happen. I think I spent more time in the beginning of my exchange worrying than enjoying. Of course, I was learning how to be on my own in a forei...
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Let the world be your classroom. Combine studies and experience with the excitement of travel! This May, Langara College’s School of Management is organizing a field school to Korea and Thailand where students will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the business and historical culture of both countries.

Instructors Kenneth Wong and Avram Agov will lead students through a 19-day itinerary to South Korea (Seoul) and Thailand (Bangkok), packed full of experiential learning through visits to local businesses, as well as historical and cultural sites.  

By visiting various top-ranking universities, including Yonsei, Seoul National, and Korea University in Seoul, and Panyapiwat Institute of Management in Bangkok, the field school offers a glimpse of university life throug...

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By Cheyenne Rode, Vancouver Island University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship, member of the Writer and Residence Team

Study Abroad Destination: The Netherlands

The signature foods of the Netherlands are items such as raw herring, bitterballen, stroop waffles, and fries with mayo. My favorite by far was the fries with mayo, but not all my experiences with food in the Netherlands were positive. One of the first challenges I faced on my exchange to the Netherlands was grocery shopping.

A little background on my struggles starts with the troubles I had with my phone. Before I left on my exchange I had attempted to unlock my phone, but when I got to my destination and tried to put a different sim card it I found th...

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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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