Undergraduate Spotlight

Students contribute to public scholarship through podcasting while “physical distancing”

Despite being on different continents as a result of physical distancing protocols brought about by COVID-19, UBC students enrolled in LAST 303 worked together to create podcast episodes that contributed to public scholarship and ethical reporting on Indigenous cultures. In a UBC course titled LAST 303: Indigenous Peoples, Globalization, and Labour in Latin America, students took up podcasting as […]

Joseph Bouchard: Community and Growth through the FHIS Learning Centre

As a tutor and the previous coordinator for the FHIS Learning Centre, and as a student in Latin American Studies, Joseph Bouchard reflects on his personal and professional development within the FHIS community. Work-Learn Experience The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) offered me a great deal of freedom and plenty of opportunities […]

Lawrence Book McKnight: Program Manager

BA - Double Major in Spanish and Human Geography (2015)

Thao Atkinson: Studying Abroad in Venice, Italy

Undergraduate student Thao Atkinson shares about embracing vulnerability, adapting the Italian mindset, and supporting her career goals through the Go Global study abroad program in Venice, Italy. | Go Global is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2020 seminar in Salerno, Italy. Apply by December 5, 2019.   Studying in Italy was the best decision […]

Bowen Wright: Studying Abroad in Quito, Ecuador

Undergraduate student Bowen Wright shares about the unique advantages of studying abroad, the importance of cultural immersion, and creating a home away from home in Quito, Ecuador for the Go Global seminar. | Go Global is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2020 seminar in Quito, Ecuador. Apply by December 5, 2019. Education There is […]

Astghik Hairapetian: Law School Student

BA - Double Major in Spanish and International Relations (2017)

Studying Abroad: Serena Huang reflects on her time in Lyon, France

Ever consider studying abroad? Serena Huang shares about her experiences in Lyon, France for a Go Global Seminar. "Traveling helps you learn the language in context. You meet native speakers and get to see how your language skills are relevant in real life—not just in the classroom..."