Testimonial Austria Studying abroad has certainly broadened my horizons! Being an international
student at Okanagan College has already contributed to many new experiences, but studying in Austria as a Chinese exchange student from Canada was something completely different.

I had the opportunity to meet people from around the world while learning English and most recently, German. The most exciting part during my exchange semester was traveling around Europe where I was able to explore nine European countries including my original destination, Austria.
Every time I traveled to a new country I felt a transformation beginning where I opened up to new possibilities. I felt I had free access to many different countries which allowed me to become a citizen of the world.

Traveling gives you a better understanding of humility in which you think less of yourself and more about your surroundings. I have met some amazing people who have helped me appreciate how incredible the world is. I have realized that the more I see and understand, the more I can contribute to this world. That’s how the study abroad program has broadened my experiences, my outlooks, and my visions.

- Enya Ren, FH Wien University of Applied Sciences of WKW, Vienna, Austria


Choosing to do a year abroad as part of my degree with the Okanagan College has allowed me to network internationally and see how others do Business. There are some things that just can’t be taught in the classroom, you need to get out and see the world for yourself!

Before I left on my exchange I had no idea what I wanted to do after my degree. Now I am motivated to change the world and have found my direction for many years to come. This new direction will lead me towards starting my own business in Canada’s advancing green economy. It is fair to say that this path would have not been discovered if not for the challenges faced on my travels.

- Sean McFetridge, Berlin School of Economics, Berlin, Germany
Testimonials - Germany

Australia - Testimony Swinburne was more than I could have ever expected. The quality of lectures along with its picturesque setting overlooking the city centre of Melbourne, were more than I could have ever asked for. I was able to have the time of my life as it was quite easy to balance my studies along with my travels. One of the most rewarding parts of the experience was the connections I made. I have friends from all around the world who I keep in contact with. I also believe that my study abroad trip was a definite asset when it came to looking for a position in my career. I stood out from the others because I had taken chance in my schooling and my employer saw that in me. It’s not very often an experience of this magnitude arises. In my opinion, embrace it mate, go down under!

-Nick Melemenis, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia