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The Students for Development program, running from 2011-2014, was a project dedicated to securing support for the betterment of children in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ghana and Canada through active awareness and global citizenship of institutions and the public. Over the course of a semester, graduate and senior undergraduate students focused on food security, health or education initiatives through research and two five-week online forums utilizing new media technologies to foster knowledge pertinent to the benefit of local children and youth. These are the stories of Isabel, Jeanette, Melanie and Sean and their experiences in Bolivia. 

In this Series


Deborah
Making a Difference in Bolivia: Deborah's International Experience

Since its launch in 2005, the Students for Development (SFD) program has been supporting Canadian university students' participation in internships in developing countries and emerging economies. Melanie Woo spoke to Deborah about her SFD experience.

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Isabel's Bolivia Adventure: An Irreplaceable International Experience | Part One

Since its launch in 2005, the Students for Development (SFD) program has been supporting Canadian university students' participation in internships in developing countries and emerging economies. Isabel went on the SFD program in Summer 2011 where she worked with ICO (Instituto de Capacitacion del Oriente) in Bolivia.

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Isabel's Bolivia Adventure: An Irreplaceable International Experience | Part Two

The second installment of Isabel's international co-op adventure working with ICO (Instituto de Capacitacion del Oriente) in Bolivia. 

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Sean's International Experience in Bolivia

SFU's International Co-op department interviewed Sean Sager fresh from his three-month term in Bolvia, where he worked with Students for Development as a Development Intern,  promoting and teaching the fundamentals of community economic development to local community leaders in Bolivia.

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Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience

Jeannette Friesen went to Bolvia with the Students for Development program, where she worked with the Solidarity and Free Trade Movement. While there she learned about the importance of culture and came home more motivated then ever to pursue her goals in international relations.

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Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience

Jeff took Bolivia by storm, working with the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Economico Comunitario (CIDECO), as part of the Bolivian CED Project. Find out more about how his International experience impacted his career journey.