Be prepared: pre-planning travel advice for outbound students

English Literature and TESL student Brittany Cass studied abroad in England during the Winter 2012 Semester. “It was a lot of firsts for me,” she reports. “First time on a plane alone; first time outside of the continent; and first time submersed in another culture.”  Based on personal experience, Brittany shares practical advice (most of […]

Opportunity to secure a scholarship to study or conduct research in China

The China Scholarship Council is seeking applications from Canadian academics, students and professionals who wish to study and/or do research in subject areas related to China at participating Chinese institutions. Scholarships are available for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies or for language studies only. The scholarship is for four […]

Welcome to Scotland! (Don’t) try the haggis.

During the Fall 2012 semester, UFV student Kate Nickelchok made the most of her fourth year of study by participating in Study Abroad and traveling around Europe.  Before settling down outside Cardiff, Wales, for the start of the semester, she country-hopped around the UK.  Kate shares about an unforgettable evening she experienced during her travels […]

Valentine’s Day special: Study Abroad leads to love

During the Winter 2012 semester, UFV’s Visual Arts student Jessica Laibahas and Business student Rob Delves took part in the Study Abroad program. While Jessica attended the University of Sunderland in the UK, Rob went to ESC Bretagne Brest in France. Although the two did not cross paths during their travels, they eventually met in […]

Consul General of Brazil gives practical advice to Study Abroad students

On Friday, February 8, 2012, the Ambassador and Consul General of Brazil in Vancouver, Sergio Abreu e Lima Florencio, visited UFV to meet a cohort of Brazilian students who are studying here under the auspices of the Science Without Borders program. The Consul General of Brazil listened to and spoke warmly with the students.  He […]

Highlight of my week: Weekend Kickoff!

Every Friday, UFV International hosts an event called Weekend Kickoff from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at U House on the Abbotsford campus. The weekly event offers something fun for everyone: tea, cookies, foosball, ping-pong, board games, video games, Wii, music, different kinds of dancing, and always talking and hanging out. It has also functioned as […]

Farewell to an awesome experience in South Korea

During the Fall 2012 Semester, UFV student Loan Nguyen participated in Study Abroad in South Korea at the Chonnam National University (CNU).  The university is located in Gwangju, Korea’s sixth largest city. “Especially because I am studying Social Studies, the experience gave me an enhanced perspective about a place we have determined as a third world country, […]

Outbound students receive $5,000 scholarship to study in Australia

Kinesiology student Kaitlyn Singh and Fine Arts student Sheena Nickel were overjoyed to find out that they will receive a $5000 scholarship to study at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Australia. The two young women had been diligently planning and saving to attend CSU as part of UFV Study Abroad program for the July-November 2013 semester. […]

Skating with the Campus Buzz

Exchange students Toshiya (Japan), Roger (France), Sujie and Mallory (Korea) attended the weekly January public skating event at ARC with the Campus Buzz and other international students.  They were fearless! Join Study Abroad students next Tuesday, January 29 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at ARC.  Remember to bring your U-pass and $4.00 for skate rentals. To […]

UFV’s Mainz Musketeer lacrosse player in Germany

Last semester (Fall 2012), I studied abroad at the EBS Universität für Wirschaft und Recht (EBS University for Business and Law).  I lived in Wiesbaden, Germany for four months and studied Business Administration, also my area of study at UFV. Before I arrived, I was challenged with the task of finding my own place to […]