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Gabriela Rivera, University of Victoria, winner of the spring 2020 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: France

Gabriela is a fourth-year Political Science student at the University of Victoria, and she is currently living abroad in France while she pursues a certificate in International Affairs and Strategy at Sciences Po.

Once she completed her French Language and Culture requirements back home, she felt the need to experience France, its language, and culture in person. Therefore, she took the initiative to apply to the University of Sciences Po, one of the most prestigious political science universities in Europe. A semester abroad at Sciences Po was the perfect opportunity to improve her french while studying at a univers...

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Georgia Rodgers​, North Island College​, winner of the spring 2020 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Heidelberg, Germany

The born and raised Vancouver Islander, Georgia Rodgers, is in her third year of a business administration degree at North Island College in the Comox Valley. Georgia has had a dream of opening a business as an event planner for the past several years. She has been abroad twice; her first abroad experience was being an intern for Disney World, and the second was spent studying in Heidelberg, Germany. She has a huge passion for travel and is hoping to spend the summer backpacking around Europe on her own. Her goal is to visit all 7 continents.

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Theresa Doan​, Simon Fraser University, winner of the spring 2020 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Singapore

Theresa is a fourth-year sustainable business student completing her degree at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Simultaneously, she is pursuing a certificate in sustainable development. Outside of her studies, Theresa has a passion for community outreach. She has channelled this through her volunteer work with UNICEF SFU where she has held various positions including Vice President of Finance. Her other interests include dance. As a classically trained dancer for over ten years, she has found commercial success in the Vancouver Industry. 

She believes it is important to experience oth...

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Mica Jesen, Simon Fraser University, winner of the spring 2020 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Copenhagen, Denmark

Mica Jensen studies history and political science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. She has chosen Copenhagen as her exchange destination to learn more about her family’s Danish roots and explore the country’s rich history. The Vikings of dark-age Europe are of particular interest to her, and she hopes to visit some of the world-famous museums in Scandinavia. In tandem with her historical studies, Mica hopes to learn more about the functions of the European Union, and the broader political institutions in Europe. She can blend her studies in history and political science in a course concerning Brexit; a...

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