This summer fourth year Ryerson University chemical engineering student Hussein Hashi had the opportunity to complete an internship as a Research Assistant at the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more about his experience and tips for other students.
Through AIESEC’s international exchange program, University of Calgary accounting student Irina Lipskaia found a teaching position in Kiev, Ukraine, teaching various levels of English to university students, businessmen and even young children at a summer camp.
Many students are taking a semester or more to study abroad in a different country. Students usually receive credits at their home university for their time abroad. Studying abroad usually costs more money, is more timely and involves jetting off to foreign places. So why are students so interested in studying abroad? And does it impress future employers?
An increasing number of Canadian educational institutions are opening up campuses abroad. York University’s Schulich School of Business, for example, has a campus in Mumbai, India, and has plans to open a new campus in Hyderabad.
Once there, where will you go? What will you do? What will you eat? How will you get around? These questions are some of the challenges you will be faced with as soon as you clear customs to become a temporary resident of the country you’ve chosen.