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Toasting marshmallows on an open fire

  Incoming exchange student Kim Mason, from Charles Sturt University in Australia, shares her recent long weekend adventure to the Rockies, completed by snowball fights, exploring snow covered mountains, and toasting marshmallows on an open fire. Are you crazy? Do you have a death wish? Avoid at all costs! These were just some of the […]

A tale of packing gone wrong

Packing has got to be one of the most difficult tasks when you plan for any trip. How many pants should you pack? How much sunscreen? Did you pack too much? Did you pack too little? Should you really bring all five tubes of mascara? These are just some of the questions that put me […]

Home sweet … culture shock

Despite the homesickness some exchange students experience while abroad, many find it even more difficult adjusting to their “real” life at home.   It means back to work, responsibilities, and serious studying.   The excitement of reuniting with family and friends from home coincides with missing new friends from around the world. After a few days at […]

How to make the most of your Study Abroad experience –– tips from a UFV student in Ireland

This semester, English Literature student Alexandria Waycott is studying in Ireland, accompanied by her friends and fellow UFV Study Abroad students, Meaghan McIver and Katie Irving.  Alex shares colourful photos along with useful advice: Hello UFV Study Abroad community, I’m currently on exchange at the Waterford Institute of Technology, and I’m having great craic living […]

What do I do after I’m accepted to study abroad?

This post is dedicated to answering a common question: “What do I do after I’m accepted to go abroad through UFV’s Study Abroad program?”  Keep in mind that every institution is different and the process will vary from one case to the next. 1. Introduce yourself to your contact person Once you are accepted to […]