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!
Hello! My name is Sam Warkentin, and I am currently on my year-long exchange to the University of Victoria (UVic) from the University of Washington. Leading up to this experience, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I had traveled to other countries before but never lived in one for an extended period of time. In
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,
Marion Ferguson joined the Canadian Studies Center in late September as the new manager for the Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program. Marion has worked for the Jackson School of International Studies for the past year, formerly with the Center for West European Studies and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian
I’m Leo Mansfield and I will be studying at the UW in the 2018–19 academic year. I am a economics and computer science major at the University of Victoria. I’m excited to attend UW and live in Seattle because it is one of the great software centres (Silicon Valley being the first), where world-changing software
My name is Sam Warkentin and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Washington majoring in environmental studies. I am very excited to learn about similarities and differences in environmental policy and environmental management in Washington and British Columbia. These two separate jurisdictions have similar ecosystems but different governments, laws, and regulations. Taking
My name is Vincent (Vinnie) Glaser and I am entering my sophomore year at the University of Washington as a computer science major this coming Fall 2018. Academically, I think my time abroad will be invaluable. While UW has an excellent Canadian Studies program, I believe that an intellectually diverse education is vitally important. I
My name is Xuanxuan (Kari) Li. I am a senior at University of Washington, double majoring in psychology and early childhood and family studies. I am very honored to be selected as one of the Corbett Exchange Fellows as well as a Killam Fellow. This opportunity enables me to carry out my independent research project
My name is Yana Natekina and I am currently majoring in business administration with concentrations in accounting and finance. I was born and raised here in Seattle, Washington, but my family is from Ukraine. I have always wanted to study abroad and experience living on my own since I have never lived anywhere else, and
My name is Yi (Alan) Zhang and I’m a third-year UW student double majoring in applied and computational mathematical sciences and economics, and triple minoring in statistics, education, and neural computation and engineering! With genuine interdisciplinary interests in mathematics, engineering, education, and behavioral sciences, I want to be a leading mathematics and science educator who
When I first tell people that I am studying in Vancouver on exchange from Seattle, the typical reaction I get is a bemused, “Why?” This reaction doesn’t come as a surprise to me, since Seattle is only a three-and-a-half-hour drive away. People may not understand the “international component” of my study in Canada. Despite the