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SFU Experiences

SFU Experiences

There are many ways to extend your learning while at SFU. Students share reflections on their experiences along with tips & strategies.

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My exchange to Singapore was one of the highlights of my university career. From indulging in amazing foods to exploring the city-state's vibrant cultural tapestry, it was a transformative learning experience I'm sure never to forget.
Going on exchange was the best decision I have made during my time at SFU. I studied at Uppsala University from August 2023 to January 2024, and now that I’ve returned to Canada, I have more direction for what I want to pursue after I graduate and I feel much more independent, confident, and comfortable navigating new experiences and surprises.
The challenges and achievements that I encountered during the exchange made me more resilient and prepared for the next chapter of my life. I am confident that this experience will assist me to successfully complete my degree at SFU.
Part of the reason I wanted to do an exchange was to face the challenge of being on my own in an unfamiliar place, which I knew would confront me with new ideas. Growth happens in such conditions. If you have such a mindset, the challenges will be just as hard, but not necessarily bad as you realize how much you benefit from it. The hardest moments are often what you learn the most from.
I never really understood how much an exchange trip could change my perspective on myself and the world around me until I studied at Tsinghua University.
The study abroad program broadened my academic, social, and cultural perspectives, enhancing my values and intercultural understanding through comparison and contrast.

Welcome to the Experiences Tool!

SFU offers many Experiential Learning Opportunities for students. A core element of these opportunities is the try something new, extend your learning and take some risks. The Experience tool provides a Q & A format and structure for students to reflect and share their entire story from preparation, to training, during the experience and what happens next. With Experiences, you will surely get the whole story, leaving you with a deeper insight on prospective work, volunteer, and academic opportunities! Are you ready to Experience something new?

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Please note, some of the following Experiences are sample submissions as part of our Pilot Testing Phase. If you're been asked to participate in sharing your Experience, we welcome your feedback in our short survey.