Education Abroad Blog

    Bringing a bit of Canadian Culture to India

    As part of the Post-Baccalaureate Education program at VIU, I had the opportunity to complete one of my teaching practicums abroad. I chose to do a practicum in India, without thinking too much about what would be waiting for me on the other side. However, I quickly learnt just how different the...

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    No Worries Wednesday – Language Acquisition

    No Worries Wednesday is a series where blog contributors speak to a topic which they were worried before they participated in an education abroad experience. Leaving all that you are surrounded by and comfortable with can be challenging or even frightening. This series will hopefully dispel myths...

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    No Worries Wednesday - Navigating Language Barriers

    No Worries Wednesday is a series where blog contributors speak to a topic which they were worried before they participated in an education abroad experience. Leaving all that you are surrounded by and comfortable with can be challenging or even frightening. This series will hopefully dispel myths...

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    Getting to Australia: Easier than Finding the Zoo

    I want to say that I didn’t have the normal start to study abroad. However, I don’t think I can say that with certainty. I don’t really think there is a normal way to begin the study abroad process. I will say that my story started with a series of events on, what felt like, an accelerated timeline...

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    How to Fund your Study Abroad Experience

    Studying abroad is an experience of a lifetime. Having the opportunity to study in a foreign country, taking in a new culture, embracing the unknown and maybe even learning a new language is a priceless adventure that unfortunately comes at a price. With that being said, regardless of cost, your...

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    No Worries Wednesday - Exchange Expenses

    No Worries Wednesday is a series where blog contributors speak to a topic which they were worried before they participated in an education abroad experience. Leaving all that you are surrounded by and comfortable with can be challenging or even frightening. This series will hopefully dispel myths...

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    No Worries Wednesday - Education Timelines

    No Worries Wednesday is a series where blog contributors speak to a topic which they were worried before they participated in an education abroad experience. Leaving all that you are surrounded by and comfortable with can be challenging or even frightening. This series will hopefully dispel myths...

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    Do's and Dont's for Education Abroad

    When going abroad there are so many aspects to think about. I understand the craze of being a student and have created some guidelines for do’s and don’t while abroad that I found applicable and hopefully you will to.   Do: 1. Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone Going abroad and participating in the...

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    10 Reasons to Go Abroad

    My name is Alissa Ward, a fourth year business student at VIU. I’m double majoring in Management and International Business, and anyone who knows me, knows I’m a planner. I plan everything so far in advance to ensure every last detail is thought of. I even planned my 5th birthday party all by...

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    Scholarships that change lives and communities: From Canada to Ghana

    My internship for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee scholarship was at the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary in the Upper West Region of Ghana. One of my most important projects during my time there was to do an evaluation of the Friends of Wechiau scholarship programme, by interviewing...

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