Browsing articles tagged with " semester abroad"
Feb
21
2017

Studying Abroad: By The Numbers

We all know that studying abroad is a good thing, but there have been several studies worldwide in recent years to back this up.  Here are some stats to convince you to start planning your trip abroad: 84% of Study Abroad alumni felt that during their time abroad they had developed valuable skills for the job market (studies by AIFS and IES Abroad). 91% of employers considered studying abroad on a resumé as a differentiating […]

Feb
1
2017

Top Tips for Thriving on your Semester Abroad – by Megan Brickley

Make an Effort with International and Local People A semester abroad is a unique opportunity to make a wide circle of international and local friends. Whether it’s cooking a meal for your host family, or simply striking up a conversation with the person next to you in class, endeavoring to have a diverse circle of local and international friends will enhance your experience. Ask Around About Where to Spend Money Although you will probably begin […]

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 […]

Nov
1
2011

How to be French in the classroom! – Shivani Mukerji

It’s been 2 months since I’ve been on exchange at HEC Paris, and needless to say, French students are very different from Canadian students. So, without further ado: Here’s how YOU TOO can be French – in the classroom! Don’t show up to class on time – there is always a 5-10 minute grace period of people arriving to class on time, and the professor’s need that extra time too to prepare for class. They […]

Oct
11
2011

Why you want to go to Brussels – Shiv Mukerji

First impression of Brussels after arriving in the train station: Yuck. And as we progressed to our hostel in the low-income part of town, my second impression wasn’t much different – but I was pleasantly surprised by the price and variety of food: Persian, Turkish, Greek and all kinds of African food too. But after a nice walk through the rough parts (which are not even that rough, but you may stand out depending on […]

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 […]

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