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By: Kyle Lee, Simon Fraser University, winner of the Spring 2022 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Japan

Even though I’m more than halfway through my exchange semester in Tokyo, there are still moments when I can’t believe I’ve made it here. When I first found out I was able to go on exchange, after trying for two years throughout the pandemic, I was extremely grateful. I promised myself that I would take full advantage of this opportunity. However, despite all the planning I did prior to travelling to Japan, there were still many aspects of exchange that surprised me.

The first was the international community that I found among the rest of the exchange students. As I got to meet people and make new fr...

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By: Runming Gao, The University of Victoria, winner of the Spring 2022 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: The United Kingdom

The half-year exchange study ended. I often thought of that precious experience after returning to Canada. I always felt lucky to study abroad before my graduation. During the half year, I received the famous higher education of the UK. I also learned the unique culture and history of the UK. What’s more, I made friends with people from all over the world, who I am missing now.

The University of Manchester is very famous and ranks high in QS rankings. I did find out that UMancheser is demanding. For example, full time students are required to take at least five courses in one seme...

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our scholarship!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2022 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship.

Congratulations to: 

  1. Tatu Meagher, Simon Fraser University 
  2. Alec Weinstein, North Island College
  3. Leigh Tipper, Vancouver Island University

Our winners will each receive $1,000, and they will be sharing their experiences from abroad.

If you are interested in applying for our Stories from Abroad Scholarship...

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Leigh Tipper, Vancouver Island University, winner of the Fall 2022 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Norway

Leigh Tipper is a mature student who returned to school at VIU last fall. After having her two children and being a single stay-at-home mother to them, while also homeschooling, she decided that the best way to build a better future for them would be to go back to school. In four years Leigh went from struggling to find a home with them to now being in school full time and about to leave for Norway with the education abroad program. She will be bringing her kids with her and is looking forward to their big adventure! She currently studies History and has a deep interest in the medieval...

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