York International Study and Work Abroad Fair

Posted by Sunera on October 28, 2013

On-board to York

abroadIf you are a travel fanatic like I am, you would have loved to attend this event. It’s safe to assume that most of us love to travel. I always used to think, that if I got a chance to do my undergraduate degree full time, (which I am doing now – as a mature student,) I would consider studying abroad. Travel and photography are a huge part of my life and I can’t think of a better way to enhance my learning experience than doing what I love to do.Ā IĀ  enjoy the flexibility of doing my degree at my pace; being a part-time student before, now full-time and eventually; possibly studying abroad to reflect my adventurous and spontaneous personality. Speaking of travel, I discovered Pack For A Purpose website a few years ago and have made it a point since then to travel with responsibility-by giving a little back to the country I visit.

On September 25, Vari Hall and many other locations across campus were setup by staff and students from York international programs. Non-York organizations were a part of this event this as well. Students had a chance to discover the possibilities of studying across the globe and exchange programs while attaining their credits. The fair similarly gave great insight to internships, work, and volunteer abroad opportunities available to students. Studying abroad is the best approach to enrich your education experience, according to me.

The options were endless from studying in Europe to Asia. I came across the Semester at Sea booth (offered by the University of Virginia). This was the coolest thing I had ever heard of. Students get a chance to study on a ship. When the ship is sailing you are in class, once it reaches a destination classes then stop, you either just get to explore the destination or do a field-researched case study on it. The ship stops at different destinations around the world.

My chance to explore the possibilities!
Inside the booklet – Just looking at it makes so happy!! šŸ™‚

You can study to do a fall, winter, or summer semester on the sea, and that counts towards your credits at York! Now that is awesome! The summer semesters are roughly about 65 days, fall and winter semesters are about 110 days long. Going to this fair was such an awesome experience. Therefore, I always attend events; you never know what you might across! Did I sign up to get more information? You bet I did!

Ship - travel
Yup! This was me all day long!!

What do you think of this experience? Would you add this special touch to you degree? And does it remind anyone of Breaker High? (If anyone knows of the show….Ryan Gosling – starred in it!! šŸ™‚ )


Bon Voyage till next time!



Sunera graduated from York University in May, 2016 with an Honours BA in Work and Labour Studies.

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