Browsing articles from "July, 2011"
Jul
26
2011

TOKYO – the world’s largest metropolis

Originally founded as a small fishing village in 1457, Tokyo is now the largest metropolis in the world with almost 35m people .. but surprisingly enough, it just works!  It moves at a fast pace, with an almost obsessive energy and is a unique melting pot of old and new.  While the people embrace the latest fashion, technology and architecture – the city remains true to its roots.  Fashions come and go, cell phones and […]

Jul
19
2011

China, Canada and Europe – Komail the (very) international student’s experiences!

Name: Komail Naqvi Age: 22 University: UBC Sauder School of Business, BCom 2012 Specialization: Marketing and Transportation Logistics Nationality: Pakistan and Canada Employment: Professional Freelance Photographer Email: knaqvi89@hotmail.com Website: www.komailnaqvi.com .. Advice for students considering studying abroad? Travel with an open mind and perspective. It’s very likely that you will encounter cultures, customs and norms quite different from yours; instead of trying to resist them embrace them while staying true to your own values and character. […]

Jul
12
2011

A semester travelling in South East Asia – Monica McMahen

I took off the Fall semester last year to travel to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand… after 15 years of schooling I was sick of school!  I’ve always loved travelling, and I decided that it was now or never – I had very few strings attached; no dependents, no employer, and  all it took was a brief visit to the undergrad office to tell them that I wouldn’t be back until January.  I decided […]

Jul
5
2011

Taking a semester off – for an internship in South Africa

Interview with Monica McMahen – by Shivani Mukerji For those of you who don’t know Monica, here’s a brief introduction … I’m a third year Commerce student at UBC from small town Williams Lake, British Columbia. I was lucky enough to grow up in an incredibly supportive community with fantastic parents who introduced me to travelling at an early age. I have always been interested in development work, and wanted to help countries in a […]

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