There are many reasons why we choose to further our education, and why we enrolled in a university program. For me, it was for the experience. I find experience is a word that is so often thrown around now that we often forget to take the time to really reflect on what it means and how we should use it.
I feel as though throughout my education at Capilano I have learned to seek opportunities, value each of my experiences and use them to shape my personality and ambitions. I chose study abroad as another way to amplify my university experience. While Capilano has provided me with a terrific amount of experiences in the classroom, in my faculty and on campus, I knew that studying abroad would allow me experience learning beyond these limits and into new and unfamiliar environments.
I would encourage students to study abroad to break their regular routine, immerse themselves in unfamiliar experiences. It is through my study abroad that I have obtained an abundance of new experiences, and with them friendships and perspectives that I will continue to extend far beyond my university education.