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Kirsten Chan, Capilano University, winner of the spring 2020 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Scotland

Kirsten is currently a third-year student at Capilano University (North Vancouver, BC) pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management. The outcome of this program will allow her to pursue a career in the Ecotourism industry where she can help encourage travels to BC while educating and practising sustainable efforts. Kirsten grew up in her current hometown of north Delta and many of her skills and qualification have been inherited from this energizing city. Kirsten can be described as humorous, outgoing and kind. However, as she stepped into the real world full of responsibilities and reached self-actualization, character...

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Meaghan Laycock, Simon Fraser University, winner of the spring 2020 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Lausanne, Switzerland

Meaghan Laycock is a third-year student at Simon Fraser University (SFU), majoring in French and doing an extended minor in Political Science. Her goal is to become a French immersion teacher as her passion is working with young children and helping to shape future generations. When studying at SFU, Meaghan works as a lifeguard, swimming instructor, and first aid instructor. Starting in September 2019, Meaghan spent 7 months studying in Switzerland at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). She took courses in French linguistics, as well as other topics related to language education and the sociology of language....

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Brianna Condilenios, Simon Fraser University, winner of the spring 2020 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: the Netherlands

Brianna is an aspiring elementary teacher from Simon Fraser University. A travel and education enthusiast, she is beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to study in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Brianna is especially excited to try different styles of learning as she hopes to provide the most engaging and exciting learning experience for her future students. Brianna is increasingly learning how to trust herself in new and challenging situations. By immersing herself in a new culture, she hopes to strengthen her intercultural communication skills and rip open her ways of understanding the world. She truly belie...

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

Study Abroad Destination: India

After months of travelling, it feels amazing to be back home in Vancouver, BC. My time abroad in Kerala, India was nothing short of amazing. Most importantly, my outlook on life, my career as a nurse and my appreciation for my country were positively heightened. As I settle back into my reality and day-to-day life I have begun to reflect on my experiences as a student nurse in India, incorporating the lessons I’ve learnt into my work as a nurse in Canada. The biggest lesson I took away from my travels abroad was the importa...

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