By: Brian Lau, Simon Fraser University, winner of the fall 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship
Study Abroad Destination: Singapore
I applied to exchange by myself with no friends from home. I thought this would be a way to push myself out from my current circle of friends, so I go out and meet others. This decision contributed to a significant part of my exchange and growth.
Embark on a journey to deepen your understanding of the preservation of our natural environment while broadening your intercultural awareness by discovering the unique culture of the first people of southern New Zealand – a tribe of Māori known as Kai Tahu.
Sustainability in Nature
Take the opportunity to engage with the natural environment and learn the skills to make a real difference to the future of our planet. Use evidence-based frameworks and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to plan a relevant project in your local context.
Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand is offering two transformative courses for college faculty!
These separate, but interrelated courses are taught over two weeks (June 22-July 3, 2020). This is a hands-on, experiential program that provides the tools to begin integrating these subjects into your teaching. The power of this experience is the connection between the two subjects.
We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2019 BC Study Abroad Photo Contest. We received some AMAZING photos this year from a wide cross-section of students and alumni.
Thank you again, Study and Go Abroad, for sponsoring our grand prize of a GoPro Camera!
By: Vivien Lee, past exchange student to the National University of Singapore
After all the research and paperwork, you’re almost ready to go abroad! One problem: you haven’t finished packing. Prepare yourself for unconventional situations while studying abroad with these five packing items. Having them on hand will save you time and money!
1. Compact wireless router
By: Pooja Bhatti, British Columbia Institute of Technology, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship
Study Abroad Destination: Italy and Austria
As I sit in a hotel in Italy, I reflect on how my time at the BCIT field school has been so far. I believe the best way I can describe it is like this: it has been amazing, but it has also been a little not so amazing.