Oct
30
2014

Top Ten China Treks: From Everest to the Gobi Desert and a week on the Great Wall (Part 2) – by Asmita Sarkar

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Accessible trek: If you are short on time and looking for an amazing trek near one of China’s major airports, try one of these sites.  Many of these do not require a guide or extensive mountaineering training.  Learning Mandarin (basic and conversational) before undertaking these treks is always a good idea. Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking (near Kunming, home to China’s fourth largest airport): 2-3 days This route, unparallel in beauty, is an UNESCO world heritage [...]

Oct
14
2014

Top Ten China Treks: From Everest to the Gobi Desert and a week on the Great Wall (Part 1) – by Asmita Sarkar

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China is vast and when it comes to culture, climate and geography the diversity is astounding. When you look for hiking destinations in China, expect to find many, each with its challenges, and breathtaking scenic beauty. Here are five that we consider in the Top 10 – keep checking back for our next post for the other five.  Tibet and Yunnan both take up three of the ten spots on this list.  While all of Tibet’s treks [...]

Sep
10
2014

Canada’s Rallying Cry – GO ABROAD! – by Melissa Nisbett, CBIE

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Jenny Perla Leon had the experience of a lifetime this summer. She travelled to Ghana as a Centennial College student, part of a group of six Nursing and eight Early Childhood Education students during a Global Citizenship and Equity Learning Experience (GCELE), working on community development initiatives in education and health. Her visit occurred during the height of World Cup fever and she witnessed the feeling of unity that takes place during “the beautiful game.” “Our group [...]

Sep
4
2014

Study in Germany and live the German dream

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Situated right in the heart of Europe, Germany has undergone a bumpy road throughout the course of history to become a leading economic and political force in the World. Persistency and perspective work ethics in addition to the good will of the German nation made Germany blossom again after an exuberating downfall in the Second World War. Reminiscent of such an era persist to this day, in every corner of the country remembering the deeds [...]

Sep
1
2014

Travel abroad .. and find your soulmate

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Born and raised in Vanderhoof, BC, a small town an hour west of Prince George, Jacintha Kulchar had never really considered travelling.  She graduated from the local high school, studied Applied Business Technology program at the College of New Caledonia, and then worked at a veterinary clinic, which seemed a totally logical choice considering her parents raised cattle on their 1000 acres of land.  While working at the clinic, her boss sent her on a [...]

Aug
9
2014

Back to school basics – tips for flying back to campus from CATSA

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September is right around the corner and that means university and college students are heading back to school. But before hitting the books, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has a few tips for those flying back to campus to make sure students get a passing grade at the airport. Travelling with electronics You and your electronics will pass through security quickly if you take your laptop out of its case and put it [...]

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