Theodoric Greenleaf

Biochemistry, UW to University of British Columbia
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As a physically disabled student, I believed for a long time that studying abroad would be too difficult, too expensive, and that many of the opportunities offered would be inaccessible to me. As such, I’m excited to attend UBC with the help of the Corbett Exchange Scholars Program. As a biochemistry major with the goal of going to medical school, it’s exciting to have the opportunity to attend a school like UBC that has an associated medical school so that I can learn firsthand about the culture surrounding medicine and healthcare in Canada, as well as how cultural differences affect health in the general population. I’m also excited to represent Ability, a disability rights-focused student group at UW, and make connections in Canada that can help disabled students in the US and Canada advance their education and careers through forming an international support network for those working in the field of disability rights. I firmly believe that what I learn about the differences between American and Canadian medical care will aid me on my career path and that the connections I will make will positively impact future disabled students.

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.