Snowshoeing in Vancouver – The SFU experience

Anais B and Viviane B on the Top of Cypress Mountain

Like Grenoble, Vancouver is surrounded by splendid mountains named Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour. If you are choosing among several winter activities such as snow tubing or skiing, snowshoeing is definitely a very nice way to enjoy the Canadian landscapes! It’s economical and gives a way to admire the sun passing through the conifers.

You can read below the little story of our first snowshoeing session on a sunny day! But snowshoeing is also enjoyable on a normal rainy day because it’s snowing in the mountains: we did it again with other students of the GEM Program in Whistler (the famous ski station which welcomed the Olympic Games in 2010) and we felt like entering the enchanting world of Narnia!

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The Music Scene in Beijing

Living in such a multicultural environment is a stimulating experience for musicians and music lovers. In our international school, the presence of many cultures is undoubtedly a chance to discover new musical horizons.

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Chinese food – the French perspective

When do Chinese people eat?

Chinese people have three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. They don’t have a coffee time in the afternoon like we would have in France. Next, the Chinese eat their lunch around midday and their dinner time is also earlier than us, around 5pm.

 

Example of the Conviviality of Chinese people and Chinese meals

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A visit to The Murray Edward Women’s College, in Cambridge

Founded in 1954, New Hall College was one of the only women constituent colleges in Cambridge after the Second World War. Today, five hundred people are studying there, but at that time, they were only sixteen and Cambridge had one of the lowest rate of woman graduating in the United Kingdom.

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Classes in Columbia University – a student’s perspective!

As GEM students in the Transcontinental Track at Columbia University, we have 4 classes related to geopolitics. 2 classes (Corporate Geopolitics and Competitive Thought Processes in Geopolitics) are taught by GEM. In addition, we get to pick 2 classes from Columbia. The list of Classes can change but here are some courses we took this year:

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