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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GEMove Allocation Day!


GEMove is coming !

When? Thursday, 1st of Feb

What? The International Allocation Day

 

 

 

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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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Visiting Xi’an and Pingyao, a journey into China’s history

Here we are, rushing through the door of our dormitory to catch a cab in the early morning. As soon as we arrive at the train station, we catch the ultra-modern high-speed train direction Xi’an, the first capital of the Middle Kingdom.

Xi’an, since the economic renewal of China, is a dynamic city. With more than 8 million inhabitants, the capital of the Shaanxi province is returning to its former glory. Indeed, during the middle-ages, Xi’an or Chang’an, the so-called “million’s people city”, was one of the most populous city in China and in the world, at that time.

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Learning new ways to communicate in China!

What is communication? Communication is a two-way process of reaching a mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning. In general, communication is a means of connecting people or places.  Living in China, gives us a new understanding of how important communication is, in a place where you sometimes feel illiterate because of the Chinese characters. We will explain our methods of communication in different situations. Continue reading