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May 14, 2010

Group of Camosun students abroad.Over 40 Camosun students are taking the adventure of a lifetime and earning academic credit beyond Canadian borders. Some students are participating in an international field school while others are on an international exchange—both options are offered through the college’s international education department, Camosun College International (CCI).

In these technological times, getting updates from globetrotting students is easier than ever—never more than a blog or a facebook update away. Excerpts pop up from Mexico, France or India, to name a few, and when they are discovered, they spread through the office like wildfire.

We have some talented, descriptive writers among our students, and we invite you to join us as we live vicariously through their blogs and posts. But before you do, we have the latest Top 5 Quotes from Abroad, in no particular order, to give you a taste of what you are about to explore:

  • Bonnie – Dehradune, India
    We were walking down the road heavily laden with food when we saw 5 monkeys in front of us. So we crossed the road. But there was a HUGE monkey on that side so I turned around. At which point the beast hissed and bared its fangs and started chasing me. Which is when I ran harder.
  • Rhea – Carmarthen, Wales
    It's been an absolute whirlwind since I got here and jetlag is hell, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world right now, even if they had proper showers and wider corridors.
  • Patrick – Paris, France
    So ladies, this is the dream. This is what your life looks like as a TV show. Time to be your own Carrie Bradshaw. Paris is the fashion capital of the world and you need to understand what time it is.
  • Dental Hygiene Field School Group – San Pancho, Mexico
    We have no TV nor cell phones. Our days are unlike the daily grind that we left behind. Although our daily schedule is planned, we always have a plan B, and if that does not work, we are always prepared for plan C.
  • Lewanna – Tonga
    The [local] students here are generous and welcoming, inviting us into their lives and sharing not only their home but also the every-day things with us.

Stay current on international field school and exchange updates

Field School Blogs

Mexico (Dental Hygiene)
Nepal (Nursing)
Tonga (Nursing)
India (Nursing)

Exchange Blogs

France (Patrick)
Wales (Rhea)

Looking for an international experience?

Contact us at the start of the fall semester—exchange applications are due by October 15, 2010 for departure in the January 2011 winter semester. More information on exchanges and field schools...

Camosun student with young boy. Camosun students working on child's teeth.

Last updated: May 14, 2010 1:24 pm

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