Mingguang (明光), China - Welcome in to Kevin's family for Chinese New Year
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By: Harris Green, a member of the Studies in China Alumni Society of British Columbia (SCAS-BC).

My first study abroad experience was almost 7 years ago when I took a leap to study in Lund, Sweden for 6 months. The desire to continue living overseas began to build after returning home to Vancouver. Those feelings are what inspired me to work in Shanghai for the last 2 years. The effects from these study/work abroad experiences on how I value the interconnectedness of cultures and the importance of cross-cultural experiences has only compounded in the face of the current COVID-19 situation.

Despite the current closing of borders and fear of the unknow...

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our scholarship!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the spring 2020 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship.

Congratulations to: 

  1. Brianna Condilenios, Simon Fraser University
  2. Gabriella Presgrave, Simon Fraser University
  3. Georgia Rodgers, North Island College
  4. Kirsten Chan, Capilano University
  5. G...
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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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