Education Abroad Blog

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    Greetings Germany: Discovering a New Culture in Bavaria

    Something to note about Germany is that it is a very culturally diverse country. This is part of why I chose this as my destination country for my exchange semester abroad.When I first travelled to Germany, I spent a lot of time in the northern and central states, in cities such as Bremen, Hamburg...

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    Exchange from the Inside

    Hi, my name is Benett Zawasky and this summer I will be one of the exchange agents volunteering for the education abroad program at VIU.I am a third-year psychology major/sociology minor that just recently attended the University of Hertfordshire for the Spring 2020 semester. While I was away on...

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    Overcoming Barriers

    Hello, my name is Austin White, and I am volunteering as an exchange agent for the education abroad department at VIU.  I am going into my fourth and final year at VIU in Computer Science.  I did an exchange in the spring semester of 2020, to the university of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. ...

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    Language & Culture in Germany

    Hello, my name is Brodie Hay, I am a 4th year VIU student studying Computer Science as well as a volunteer exchange agent working with the Education Abroad department at VIU. This year I was lucky enough to go on exchange for the summer semester to Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH)...

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    Cooking Mehlkeneppscher

    Mehlkneppscher I came across this dish while participating in an international, online scavenger hunt. One of the items required five recipes from other participants, each from a different country. Mehlkneppscher was a popular dish in small mining towns across Germany during the industrial...

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    Getting into the Belizean swing of things

    My first week in Belize was a wild ride! After arriving in Belize City, three members of my cohort and I headed to Caye Caulker for a couple nights before arriving at Dr. Roy Young’s nature resort located in the Community Monkey Sanctuary at Bermudian Landing to meet up with the rest of the...

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    Tips for Travel in Vietnam

    Key things to know before traveling VietnamWhether you’re traveling solo or going with a group to Vietnam, traveling from Canada to Vietnam for the first time can have a steep learning curve with many rewards along the way. My name is Matheus, a prior first-year engineering student, and I got the...

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