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Whether you’re planning to take an exchange term at one of SFU’s partner institutions, join a field school, or participate in a short-term summer program, our student-crafted content is here to inspire and guide you. Explore authentic experiences, genuine stories, and insider tips about your study abroad journey, all shared through the unique perspectives of your peers from various faculties. Let their narratives be the roadmap to your own transformative learning experiences.

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Lomo runs a foundation that gives back to community members in need
Experience
Life Lessons and Experiences with Tanzania Field School
Study Abroad > Field School
Environment
Photo of a woman standing on a monument of Greek columns
SFU Story
A Dream Turned Reality: My Scotland Odyssey Thus Far
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > Global Humanities, Arts + Social Sciences > Hellenic Studies
Walking by a Canal
SFU Story
A Dream Into Reality
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > International Studies
Visiting Culzean Castle with friends
Experience
Starting From Scratch: Studying Abroad at the University of Glasgow
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > English
Person facing away from the camera facing the Eiffel tower
Experience
Tour(s)ing the Centre of the Loire Valley: My Exchange in Tours
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > French, Arts + Social Sciences > Political Science
Experience
From Campus to Continent: Traversing Self-Discovery in Uppsala, Sweden, Europe and Beyond
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Marketing, Beedie School of Business > Operations Management
Aga Khan University's Arusha Climate and Environmental Research Centre has about 3300 acres of land and is a hub for the local community.
SFU Story
In the Heart of Africa: My Arusha Field School Odyssey
Study Abroad > Field School
Environment > Environmental Science
A young woman stands in a tiled cafe, with a window wall as her background. Beyond is a green courtyards surrounded by Romanesque buildings.
SFU Story
I Finally Took That Step
Study Abroad > Exchange
Exchange Student
Arts + Social Sciences > History
During our field school, we journeyed on a four day safari trip which has been the most amazing experience of my life. We got to see such a diverse range of animals from a close distance. In this photo, you can see how close our safari trucks were to the surrounding wildlife.
SFU Story
A Dream Come True
Study Abroad > Field School
Environment > Resource and Environmental Management
Nyhavn
Experience
Navigating Copenhagen (on a Bike)
Study Abroad > Exchange
Science > Biological Sciences
Landscape oriented photo of Castle Howard
Experience
Pursuing Independence for a Life Changing Experience: Exchange at Leeds
Study Abroad > Short-Term Summer Program
Arts + Social Sciences > Psychology
Weekend trip to Paris to see the Eiffel tower
Experience
A Summer in France
Study Abroad > Short-Term Summer Program
Beedie School of Business > Marketing
Gamla Stan: Stockholm's Old Town
SFU Story
Take the Leap: My Adventures in Sweden at Uppsala University
Study Abroad > Exchange
Applied Sciences > Computing Science
Standing under the Gibston Steps
Experience
5 Months in Australia: From Start to Finish
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > Criminology
Colourful houses near canal with boats and Nyhavn street in Denmark
Experience
Learning about Sustainability in Copenhagen, Denmark
Study Abroad > Exchange
Environment
Field of flowers with a cloudy sky
Experience
An Unforgettable Experience: Seoul
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Experience
Amsterdam: My Favourite City to Pedal Around In
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Golden Gate Bridge
Experience
An Exhilarating, Fulfilling and Unforgettable Escapade: UC Berkeley
Study Abroad > Exchange
Applied Sciences > Computing Science
Photo taken from the town city centre
Experience
Finding Hygge in its Birthplace
Study Abroad > Short-Term Summer Program
Arts + Social Sciences
Experience
A Fulfilling Exchange Experience in Dublin
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
Experience
Springing Forward in Seoul
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Views of the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 3000m
Experience
The Spectacular Scenery of Switzerland
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
One of Aarhus' canals in its downtown core
Experience
Getting Out of My Shell with an Exchange in Denmark
Study Abroad > Exchange
Applied Sciences > Computing Science > Software Systems
Experience
Gaining Global Health Literacy: in Melbourne, Australia
Study Abroad > Exchange
Health Sciences > Population and Public Health
Aoife wearing a yukata with a pink floral design
Experience
Living Out My Dream of Studying Abroad
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
the Netherlands is famous for its many tulip fields in the spring months
Experience
Two Semesters in the Netherlands that Changed my Life!
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
travelling during my exchange was really easy!
Experience
Making Memories Through Exchange in Denmark
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Brandenburg Tor in Berlin
Experience
Berlin Study Abroad: A Nourishing and Flourishing Experience
Study Abroad > Field School
Communication, Art + Technology > Contemporary Arts > Music + Sound
Experience
Berlin Bound: Tips on Travelling Abroad
Study Abroad > Field School
Communication, Art + Technology > Contemporary Arts > Visual Art
Experience
Making Friends and Memories in Vienna
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Finance, Beedie School of Business > Strategic Analysis
Experience
Growing As A Person Through An Exchange In England
Study Abroad > Exchange
Communication, Art + Technology
Experience
Going On An Exchange To Australia With No Regrets
Study Abroad > Exchange
Education
UoB Old Joe Clock Tower
Experience
All About My Study Abroad Experience at University of Birmingham
Study Abroad > Exchange
Environment > Geography
Out and about in the Netherlands
Experience
Becoming a True Dutchie: My Six Months in The Netherlands
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
Guanajuato City in Central Mexico.
Experience
Experiencing A New Culture In Mexico
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > International Studies
Photo taken near the entrance of Palais des Nations. I had the opportunity to visit the United Nations as part of my International Human Rights Law course, and listen to debates taking place in the Human Rights Council.
SFU Story
Lausanne: A Culturally Diverse City on the Shores of Lac Léman
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
Experience
Reinforcing Intangible Skills Through My Exchange in Norway
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Experience
From Amsterdam to Europe: Six Months of Unforgettable Adventures
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Experience
A New Home, Away From Home
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Marketing
Day Trip to Stonehenge
Experience
Discovering Bath: My Exchange Experience
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > Sociology
The 2023 NFS cohort standing outside of JFC Naples.
Experience
The NATO Field School Survival Guide
Study Abroad > Field School
Arts + Social Sciences > Political Science, Arts + Social Sciences > International Studies
Experience
Exchanged my Car for a Bike, Highways for Canals and Waffles for Pannekoeken in Amsterdam
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Management Information Systems
Experience
A Life-Changing Educational Journey in Rome
Study Abroad > Exchange
Education
Experience
Learning Beyond the Books Through My Exchange in Korea
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
Experience
An Exceptional Study Abroad Experience in Paris
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Experience
Experiencing Life in Bocconi on Exchange
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Finance
Experience
Once in a Lifetime Experience: Exchange at National Taiwan University
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Accounting
Experience
The Ups and Downs of an Exchange Student in Korea
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Marketing
Experience
Cultivating Openness During My Time in France
Study Abroad > Exchange
Environment > Resource and Environmental Management
Experience
Living it Up as An Exchange Student in Milan
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Marketing, Beedie School of Business > Operations Management
Experience
Finding the Best Version of Myself in Japan
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
Me standing alongside a canal in central Amsterdam
Experience
What 4 Months in Amsterdam Taught me About Life and Myself
Study Abroad > Exchange
Health Sciences > Population and Public Health
Sitting on the grass near the Berlin Cathedral
SFU Story
Berlin Bound: Discovering who I am Abroad
Study Abroad > Field School
Communication, Art + Technology > Contemporary Arts > Visual Art
Experience
Guide to Preparing for Life in Australia
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > Psychology
View of Brisbane city
Experience
How an Exchange Semester Helped me Face my Fears of Travelling Alone
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Finance
Reichstag located at Platz Der Republik. A very large historic government building.
SFU Story
Why Berlin Offers a Dynamic and Rich Learning Environment
Study Abroad > Field School
Communication, Art + Technology
Experience
Language Immersion in the Land of the Rising Sun
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > International Studies, Arts + Social Sciences > Global Asia
The Canada flag inside NATO Joint Force Command - Naples.
SFU Story
Romanticism to Resilience: My Field School Experience from Rome to Riga
Study Abroad > Field School
Arts + Social Sciences > Political Science, Arts + Social Sciences > International Studies
SFU Story
The Best Experiences Come From The Ones That Scare Us The Most
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Exploring the snowy tundra of Swedish Lapland
Experience
Advice for a Malmö Exchange
Study Abroad > Exchange
Communication, Art + Technology > Interactive Arts + Technology
This is a photo of me at Gyeongbukgung, wearing a traditional Korean dress called "Hanbok".
Experience
S(e)oul-searching
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > Linguistics
One of my favourite landmarks in Rome, the Trevi Fountain
Experience
Immersing Myself in the Local Culture of Rome, Italy
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Finance, Beedie School of Business > Management Information Systems
SFU Story
No Regrets: My First Month Abroad in Australia
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
SFU Story
My Swedish Exchange at One of the Oldest Universities in the World – Est. 1477
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Marketing
The streets of Rome
SFU Story
Discovering the Eternal City
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Management Information Systems, Beedie School of Business > Finance
Hiking the famous Barrenjoey Lighthouse hike in Sydney! The views were amazing as expected.
SFU Story
Expanding Horizons: How Living Abroad in Sydney Transformed Me as a Student and Person
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Experience
Studying Abroad and Learning a New Language?!
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
SFU Story
Striking a Balance Between School & Exploration
Study Abroad > Exchange
Applied Sciences > Computing Science > Software Development
Me at Arc de Triomphe in Paris
SFU Story
Reflection on Being Independent
Study Abroad > Exchange
Environment > Geography
All-you-can-eat restaurants are just a bless
Experience
Worth the Wait: Living and Learning Abroad in Taiwan
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > Linguistics
SFU Story
Travelling Alone
Study Abroad > Exchange
SFU Story
Sisterly Love: How to Have the Best Time With Your Loved One(s) on Exchange
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Experience
Healing my SeOUL
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Experience
Ending a Chapter in Hong Kong
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Me standing alongside a canal in central Amsterdam
Experience
Challenges and Rewards of Studying Abroad in Amsterdam
Study Abroad > Exchange
Health Sciences > Global Health
Hong Kong Skyline at Tsim Tsai Tsui
SFU Story
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Biking in Amsterdam
SFU Story
Wrapping Up My Study Abroad Semester
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Finance
Experience
My Great Time in Stirling Scotland
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
SFU Story
Taking the Leap and Crossing the Ocean to Scotland
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
SFU Story
My GSO Exchange: Creating Meaningful Connections & Solutions
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Marketing, Beedie School of Business > Management Information Systems
Kitty riding a yellow bike on a paved street with blue sky and white clouds
SFU Story
An Enriching Swedish Exchange
Study Abroad > Exchange
Communication, Art + Technology > Interactive Arts + Technology
NTU main campus
SFU Story
When “NTU” Stands for a New, Thrilling and Unique Experience
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
Experience
Studying Abroad in France's Champagne Region
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences > Political Science
Experience
A Fall Exchange at the National University of Singapore
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Trip to Ghent, Belgium
SFU Story
First Month of Studying Abroad in Amsterdam
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business > Finance
Shawn's headshot
SFU Story
Working and Learning as a Bioengineering Graduate Student
Study Abroad > Exchange
Graduate Student, Oncology R+D Intern
Science > Biomedical Physiology + Kinesiology
SFU Story
Science in Action
Study Abroad
Science > Biological Sciences
SFU Story
Applying Academics Outside of The Classroom
Study Abroad > Exchange, Athletics + Recreation > Athletics
Arts + Social Sciences > Psychology, Arts + Social Sciences > Criminology
Natalie
SFU Story
Living the Small European Town Life
Study Abroad > Exchange
Environment
Sara
SFU Story
Fikas in Malmö, Sweden
Study Abroad > Exchange
Communication, Art + Technology > Interactive Arts + Technology
SFU Story
One Semester, Eleven More Countries Traveled
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Emily sitting on a hill
Blog
Experiencing SFU Beyond the Classroom
Semester in Dialogue, Study Abroad > Exchange, Co-operative Education
Communication, Art + Technology > Communication
Yeouido Hangang Park
SFU Story
Seoul Searching in South Korea
Study Abroad > Exchange
Arts + Social Sciences
University of Nottingham
SFU Story
Traveling Alone Out of My Comfort Zone
Study Abroad > Exchange
Beedie School of Business
Canadian flag waving in the wind
Blog
Adventurous Vibes: Your Guide To An Incredible Study Experience in Canada
Study Abroad > Exchange at SFU, International Services for Students
Communication, Art + Technology > Communication
Standing on Sognsvann eating a kanelbolle in my new Norwegian sweater. The only things missing are some cross country skis!
Experience
Studying in the Land of Fjords
Study Abroad > Exchange
Communication, Art + Technology > Communication
Image of Grace sitting down, facing the water at a beach in Australia
Blog
Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling
Co-operative Education > International Co-op, Study Abroad > Exchange
Communication, Art + Technology > Communication
Majka on a Boat Ride
SFU Story
Perfect Opportunity Across the Border
Study Abroad > Exchange
Communication, Art + Technology > Communication