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Mar
11
2012

Back in Canada – Maria Church

Back in Canada now, I am reflecting on the past 10 day trip to Singapore with mixed feelings of success. I found out a lot from the three ladies I profiled (see former blog posts) but I have yet to fully connect the dots to Canadian students. While I learned about some incredible incentives countries such as Singapore use to encourage international students to study there and about the importance of an education system to encourage students to […]

Feb
24
2012

Why do students study abroad? Hear Su-Lyn’s take on it, in her interview, with correspondent Maria Church

Meet Su-Lyn! Short and sweet bio: Su-Lyn is a 24-year-old, Singaporean born, travel superstar. She has explored many countries over the past 4 years and includes Switzerland and Canada (hurrah!) in her repertoire of schooling abroad. Lyn is the oldest child of two, living with her Grandma and brother in a condominium in Singapore. She is a recent grad with a double major in political science and law. In her second year Lyn went abroad for a three month […]

Feb
21
2012

Touch down in Singapore – Maria Church

Well, I’m here! First impressions: hot. Luckily I arrived very early in the morning so there was no direct sunlight to warm the already hot and humid air. From deep winter in Ottawa to the summer of Singapore after a mere 24hours in transit; there has got to be a faster way to get to the heat! Ahh, but cards on the table, I chose to come to Singapore because my brother has been living […]

Feb
18
2012

How to kill time in a boarding lounge – Maria Church is on her way!

And so the flight hopping begins. First to Toronto, then Minneapolis, onto Tokyo, then arrival in Singapore. While I wait in boarding lounges I figure a bit of introductions are in order. Hi! My name is Maria. I am in my fourth year of journalism studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. I have a passion for the pen (though in modern terms I suppose that would be ‘a passion for the keyboard’. Loses the romance, […]

Feb
17
2012

Here I go – next stop: Singapore … blog post by Maria Church

I won’t deny that high school is a very important time for young adults. We’re introduced to all the basic studies all the while honing in on a potential career choice. So it was a little unusual when my parents and I decided I would take a month off school in grade 11 to travel with family in Europe. Now, I have a rather poignant memory of a teacher addressing my grade 11 class – […]

Jan
17
2012

Reverse Culture Shock – Get ready! – Tips from Shivani

Studying abroad can be the best time of your life, and until you find an excuse to move abroad, there will come a time when you will have to go home. After your time abroad, you would be pretty used to living out of your comfort zone, getting used to different languages, customs, and doing everything possible given the fact that you were abroad for a limited amount of time. But what happens after you […]

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