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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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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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