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Olympia Tsantila

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SFU Student Undergraduate
Arts + Social Sciences › Criminology | Beedie School of Business › Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Co-operative Education › International Co-op, Co-operative Education › Local Co-op, Semester in Dialogue, Work-Study

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This post was originally posted on the SFU Global Community Instagram page on June 23rd, 2021. 

"I first came to Canada during the peak of the pandemic, seven months ago. I started my first semester online from Greece, with the huge time difference fatiguing me both mentally and physically. [Joining the] Global Connections Program derived after my pursuance of new experiences and connections with my peers upon my arrival in Canada. I met amazing people from different backgrounds and from all over the world! [Through the program], I met my study buddies, with whom I created study sessions during the semester!

If I could advise other students who are studying away from home; we all have our ups and downs; we may feel homesick and lonely sometimes, but that’s okay! This is how you discover your incredible inner power, a power that everyone has and once you realize that, you can start the journey to conquer this world! So, don’t be scared to chase every opportunity!

I cannot wait to be back on campus, and I hope for more well-spent days with this beautiful family we have created!

Thank you, SFU family!"

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Olympia Tsantila

she/her/hers
SFU Student Undergraduate
Arts + Social Sciences › Criminology | Beedie School of Business › Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Co-operative Education › International Co-op, Co-operative Education › Local Co-op, Semester in Dialogue, Work-Study
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Dec 1, 2021