Student Stories

Participating in an Education Abroad Program will expand your horizons. You'll learn about the world — and you'll learn about yourself, too. But don't take our word for it, hear it directly from students who have gone abroad! 

Finding Myself in Berlin

"I found myself growing as a person every day and learning new things from all of the people around me.... I'd do it again in a heartbeat."

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17 Most Striking #GoAbroadUAlberta Images of 2017

See the world through Education Abroad students' eyes. Here are some of the best images they created and shared in 2017.

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Discovering China through CLIC

"I found out how much funding was actually available to students participating in the Summer Intensive Chinese Language Program in Harbin through CLIC. That's when I realized that I might actually be able to go.”

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Things you learn only in D.C

“Take the initiative, don’t be scared to explore, and ask for what you want.” After all, there is no reward without risk.

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Embracing Difference

“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.”

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Speaking from Experience

“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.”

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Travelling Makes You a Traveller

“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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