The Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) provided significant funding and credit transfer options that made participating in the Summer Intensive Chinese Language Program in Harbin possible.
“Take the initiative, don’t be scared to explore, and ask for what you want.” After all, there is no reward without risk.
In the weeks and days leading up to leaving, you try to prepare yourself for your journey without truly having a clear picture of what your new life will look like.
During the Fall 2015 semester, I went on an exchange to the University of Jyvaskyla in Jyvaskyla, Finland. It was easily one the best decisions of my life!
“It was good for having that confidence… Like, not being able to ring up my parents and say “Can you help me with this?” Because that’s not really an option when you’re on the other side of the world.”
“My experiences have complemented my academic studies…shattered my stereotypes, revealed skills I don’t use often.. introduced me to inspiring friends and increased my confidence in being able to overcome all kinds of obstacles.”
“I had siblings who applied to do exchange-type things, like teaching English overseas…So after that, I was kind of like, well if my siblings can do it, why can’t I?"
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