Our Corbett Scholars share a lot of the experiences that many students do while abroad – but they also have unique and exciting ones that are all their own.
The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program is special because it asks participants to consider the Canada-U.S. relationship in everything they do. During their year abroad, they will encounter some of the nuances that define this close political and cultural relationship. They will learn about the specific features of the Pacific Northwest ecosystem, study the differences between Canadian and American policies on healthcare, education, climate and more, and will see in action the shared values and cultural touchstones that are unique to our region.
As they do these things, we have asked them to share with us. Keep up with their experiences by watching this news space!
Kick off the start to the school year by guiding yourself around campus using the Indigenous Walking Tour of Seattle’s UW campus, created by Corbett Exchange Program alum Owen Oliver (fall 2019). Owen’s time at the University of British Columbia inspired what would become the Indigenous Walking Tour. You can read more about that inspiration
Eva Khosin, one of the first students to declare a major in the new Global and Regional Studies program, will study at UBC in winter quarter 2022. — My name is Eva Khosin and I am entering my third year as a global and regional studies major in the Jackson School at the University of
Going on an exchange to gain different perspectives and form new friendships has been my dream ever since I was a high school senior. Yet with a full course load, extracurricular activities, and my hesitation of stepping out of my comfort zone, I was not able to do so before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Knowing
When I first applied to the Corbett Virtual Exchange I really had no idea what an amazing experience I was opening myself up to. All that I knew was that I needed a reason to feel excited when opening up my computer (which had become quite a stressful task as classes were moved online). I
It goes without saying that this is a strange year to be a Corbett scholar. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve often felt that my world has become ‘smaller’, with nearly every area of my life being conducted from my bedroom desk. Yet, despite the fellowship being entirely online, I have been immensely grateful for the
I see myself as someone who is incredibly blessed and privileged. This past year has been easier on me than it has been for many others. I have been financially supported. I have been able to live with other people my age. I do not have any health conditions that make something as simple as
Connections by water The ocean has always been the most peaceful and calming place for me to visit. We are lucky in the Pacific Northwest to have access to the beach, for me Cadboro Bay Beach is only a 30-minute walk from my house, I go here to clear my thoughts. The water also connects
Of course it is hard to have one’s plans change. I recall sitting in front of the Ave’s Herkimer Coffee in Seattle when I found out I had been selected to participate in the 2020-2021 Corbett Exchange. I’ve never accepted an offer faster. Having spent my life growing up in the greater Seattle metropolitan area,
During winter quarter here at the University of Washington, I was able to take Introduction to Digital Design which prepares urban planning students to produce publicly facing visuals. As a part of this class we were encouraged to choose a single study area to focus our efforts on and in the spirit of the Corbett
This past year has been full of turmoil and uncertainty, as well as new opportunities. In my case, I was excited to attend the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle as a Corbett Scholar exchange student for the 2020-21 school year. These plans changed when all in-person activities were cancelled due to COVID-19. Despite this