Stories from overseas

  Meghan Dratschmidt, a SMUworks program assistant with Global Learning and Intercultural Support, was the emcee for today’s Stories from Overseas and also presented on her experiences studying in Brazil

Meghan Dratschmidt, a SMUworks program assistant with Global Learning and Intercultural Support, was the emcee for today’s Stories from Overseas and also presented on her experiences studying in Brazil

The Studio for Teaching and Learning hosted the seventh annual Stories from Overseas on Friday afternoon, bringing to a close a very busy and engaging International Education Week at Saint Mary’s University.

This year’s Stories from Overseas included presentations from 21 Canadian and international students, who shared their experiences participating in study abroad programs coordinated by the office of Global Learning and Intercultural Support. Stories ranged from Nik Shymko’s internship in Uganda and Jiaming Wu’s culinary adventures in Halifax, to Claudia Méndez’s Dominican Republic exchange and Svetlana Negoda and Joanna Feniyanos’s laughter-filled summer in a tiny Irish village. Through these stories, the students engaged the audience with reflections on unique intercultural experiences that have profoundly enriched their learning at Saint Mary’s University.   

International Education Week is an annual celebration held in more than 100 nations around the world each November to highlight the important role that international education plays in fostering global citizenship.

For more information on international opportunities at Saint Mary’s University, contact the Global Learning and Intercultural Support office at gocentre@smu.ca.