Engage Ecuador - Into the Amazon

Today we woke up and enjoyed out last morning in Quito. We started off the morning with a great breakfast and then headed off to the local market to stock up on food for the long trip ahead of us. All of us then loaded on to the bus and headed off to Pappallacta, in the middle of the Andes mountains.

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Why Your Resume Needs International Experience

Are you almost done school and getting prepared to join the workforce? Nervous that you may not have the right combination of skills and experience that today’s employers are looking for? If so, join the crowd.

While we haven’t done any scientific research, we can assure you that more and more soon to be grads are weary, rather than excited, about their post-academic prospects.

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Engage Ecuador: Quito

Engage Ecuador - Quito

We woke up groggy and covered in travel funk this morning ready to conquer the day. I’m Julia, one of the 12th grade students attending this trip. After months of endless work in my Global Education course I'd like to pretend I know what I’m talking about.

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Is it safe to travel to Africa?

Before I begin, let’s be clear. Africa is the second largest continent on the planet, the second most populated, and has the most countries (55) of any. It is not one place, one country, one anything, as is so often depicted.

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Alisha Finds Clarity in Career Direction while Spending a Semester in Uganda


Alisha Bhimji was a 3rd year international development and globalization student at the University of Ottawa when she spent a semester gaining international development work experience in East Africa.  Read more

Nadine Breaks Out of Her Shell and Lands the Job She Always Wanted

Nadine Maier was a 4th year Arts Major at Simon Fraser University. With her degree coming to an end, she still didn't feel prepared for what was to come in the "real world." Understanding the importance of gaining career relevant experience, she applied to Semester in Development program and ended up spending 3 months studying, interning and traveling in Uganda.

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Jacob Gains New Perspectives on Development

Jacob Cutts was a 2nd year International Relations student from the Univeristy of British Columbia when he spent a semester in East Africa. Early on in his degree, Jacob recognized that it would be important for him to gain both internship and international experience, which is why he decided to participate in the Semester In Development.

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7 Simple Tips On How To Live More Sustainably

I don’t know if I’m the only one thinking this, but lately watching the news or reading the paper is more shocking and upsetting than usual.

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The Potential Perils Of Voluntourism

Back in 2012, I found myself in rural Uganda, visiting a series of schools in different communities that were coping with a variety of challenges. This was my second stint in Uganda, having previously been in the country researching the arrival of big oil.

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5 Reasons Why All Students Should Travel Abroad

Just 5 years ago I'd never left North America and the idea of travelling the world was just a dream. Now I've traveled around the globe to over 40 countries (across 6 continents) and I'd like to tell you why.

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