You just came back from winter break, so it’s hard to think about going away. But there are just so many opportunities for students to take part of their education out of the country and gain valuable insights into the world we live in.
Over the summer, several students shared their incredible experiences as part of study tours and exchange programs — here are just some of the places they travelled to in 2019.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in HLST 400: Global Health Perspectives had the unique opportunity to learn about how global health challenges in Canada are also challenges in Ukraine, Scotland and beyond, and to create greater awareness and understanding of those issues.
Understanding the social systems of another country (relating that back to her own practice in Canada) was the draw for a student in the Bachelor of Social Work who took part in the program’s first international practicum experience in the social work system in Dresden, Germany.
“I know I’ll forget some of the small moments, but I want to make sure I remember the feeling I had while I was in Germany. To appreciate that things can be done differently and to carry that perspective forward with me.” —Kass Green, Bachelor of Social Work
Good morning, Vietnam… Students in the Travel program (pictured on the right) ventured through Vietnam to explore a tourism destination growing in popularity and meet with representatives of the local tourism and travel community as a way to kick-start their careers and come away with experiential knowledge they can provide future clients.
Meeting new people is a big part of going on study tours as well as attending international conferences. The three Bachelor of Child and Youth Care students who attended the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) Biennial Conference got a life-changing experience when they met with members of Isibindi, a community-based care and protection intervention option for children in South Africa.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.