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    • December 3, 2018 by Alicia Mark

    Putting the "I" in International

    Have you ever wondered what life is like in another part of the world? From the basics such as, what people eat, wear and do on their weekends, to the more deep aspects such as, what their customs and traditions are, ideas on religion, and their political system. There are 195 countries in this...

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    • November 28, 2018 by Alissa Ward & Chris Yeast

    No Worries Wednesday - Adjusting to your new environment

    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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    • November 23, 2018 by Miriam Juarez

    QES Blog Spotlight - My Research Journey

    During the month of November, the Education Abroad Office is featuring blog posts that have been written by VIU’s Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) who were recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. This opportunity allows participants to actively engage, both academically and...

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    • November 21, 2018 by Cheyenne Rode

    No Worries Wednesday - Making Connections

    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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    • November 16, 2018 by Avryl Brophy

    QES Blog Spotlight - Differences to adopt

    During the month of November, the Education Abroad Office is featuring blog posts that have been written by VIU’s Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) who were recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. This opportunity allows participants to actively engage, both academically and...

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    • November 15, 2018 by Alissa Ward

    No Worries Wednesday - Tackling Teaching Styles

    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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    • November 9, 2018 by Stacey Cayetano

    QES Blog Spotlight - Transition to a new way of life

    During the month of November, the Education Abroad Office is featuring blog posts that have been written by VIU’s Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) who were recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. This opportunity allows participants to actively engage, both academically and...

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    • October 31, 2018 by Alissa Ward

    No Worries Wednesday - Homesickness

    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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    • October 29, 2018 by Alissa Ward

    Translating Your Education Abroad Experiences

    Education abroad can take many forms in terms of programs, length, and countries. When you return from your education abroad program, there will be so much that you want to share, and other aspects that you may not know fully how to translate into a valuable skill, or that you maybe didn’t even...

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    • October 26, 2018 by Alanna Vachon

    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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