Michael Adebiyi

Psychology, University of British Columbia to UW
Michael Adebiyi wears a grean shirt with a white collar, black backpack straps, and black over-the-ears headphones


My name is Michael Adebiyi (he/him), and I am entering my third year as an undergraduate student in Psychology (BSc) at the University of British Columbia. I was born and raised in Nigeria, and my journey in Canada has been incredibly transformative, exposing me to the different cultural perspectives and societal dynamics of both countries. Experiencing these differences firsthand has not only granted me skills to interact with and understand people on a deeper level, but it has sparked my curiosity on the relationship between our environment and our worldview. This opportunity offers me the chance to further explore this curiosity and enhance my understanding, now with the United States and Canada.

As a first-generation Nigerian-immigrant, I’ve always made it my goal to seize any and every opportunity that comes my way. Thus, applying for this scholarship was not merely a decision, but a conviction rooted in my unwavering commitment for personal and academic growth. I am excited to embark on this journey and I plan to fully immerse myself in the experience and embrace the opportunities that come along the way.

The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington.