Browsing articles in "Travel for fun"
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

Why students study abroad? Maria interviews her first student – Priya

  Short and sweet Bio: Priyanka – or Priya – has been a post secondary student in Singapore for almost three years now. She is originally from Lucknow, a city in Northern India South East of New Delhi. She came to Singapore for her undergrad in computer engineering at the Nanyang Technological Institute. Priya is an only child and just celebrated her twenty first birthday. Her mother, a teacher, and father, a business owner, were both supportive of Priya’s […]

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
12
2012

Deciding to Volunteer Internationally – by Lindsay Seegmiller, Students Offering Support

There is a lot of speculation about the merits and benefits of international volunteering, and rightly so. This process of going abroad to help the less fortunate earns the volunteers no end of praise, well wishes and financial support from onlookers at home. However, an increasing amount of literature is arising that questions the inherent goodness of these experiences. Questions surface like, “What do you accomplish?”, “Who really benefits?”, and “What message is sent to […]

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