No Worries Wednesday - Homesickness

Submitted by Chris Yeast on October 31, 2018 - 4:14pm

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 and ease worries for students who are considering taking part in exchanges, field schools or other international learning opportunities!

Learning & Growth in a Community Development Practicum Abroad

Submitted by Leslie Burgoyne on July 19, 2018 - 11:19am

I had the opportunity to travel abroad during my VIU Nursing Degree and had an amazing experience working as a practicum student with Apoyo A Gente Emprendedora, a non-governmental organization in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I experienced huge learning every single day, as we navigated our group environment, new surroundings and cultural differences.  It was not always easy and I encountered challenges along the way, but the learning will stay with me forever. When I think back, there are a few main themes in what I learned, about my profession and about myself.