Browsing articles from "June, 2011"
Jun
28
2011

Studying Abroad: So much more than classes – by Adrian Oruclar

How studying abroad changed my outlook on life! I’m writing this blog post from one of the many wonderful cafes in downtown Melbourne, Australia, and in three days I hop on a plane to head back home to Canada. Reflecting on the past five months I’ve been in Melbourne as an exchange student, I could never have imagined how amazing this experience was going to be. First, a little bit about myself… My name is […]

Jun
21
2011

One hot summer and two internships in India – Shivani Mukerji

Being an Indo-Canadian, I have visited India a number of times since I was born to see family but I’ve never stayed as long as 3 months, much less worked, in India. So spending a full 3 months away from Canada to work in India was definitely something I have never experienced before. How did I land my internships? The short answer is family connections. In third-world countries where fair hiring practices aren’t a priority […]

Jun
14
2011

Alaska – the Last Frontier

If you’re looking for spectacular natural beauty, take a trip up north to visit the Last Frontier. Eat reindeer sausages while fishing for salmon. Watch glaciers ‘calving’ (breaking away) as you sail into Glacier Bay. Experience the breathtaking Northern Lights. Take a kayak trip in the Misty Fjords, and watch for bears or whales. Sail past a multitude of islands in the beautiful Inside Passage. The best, easiest and quickest way to see this huge […]

Jun
7
2011

HONG KONG – Asia’s World City

Visiting Hong Kong is an exciting non-stop experience, as I discovered on my short one-week stay on this island. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, with over 6,400 inhabitants per square km (vs Canada’s average population density of 3.2 per sq km!), Hong Kong can make Manhattan look like a provincial town! Expect to see an interesting mix of history, culture and shiny glass buildings in this 21st century city. The […]

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