After the Beijing Tanscontinental Track

Feedback from the Beihang Transcontinental Track students

“This experience made me grow as a person, in term of relationships and open-mindedness. I had the opportunity to travel and meet people from various part of China. I discovered a new way of living and different cultures from all over the country. I learnt a lot!” Aurélie

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The promises and challenges of the academic life at Cambridge University

Cambridge, it’s a place where every kind of artist and brain is welcome. Cambridge, it’s a place that offers the possibility to expand your intellectual and academic skills; a place that gives the opportunity to meet brilliant and famous people whom you would never have met otherwise. Cambridge is a place where culture and diversity reach their pinnacle.

When you are evolving in an environment that is constantly trying to change you, you understand that success depends on staying true to yourself, turning your particularities into strengths. By bringing together people from different backgrounds and mindsets seeking a better future, this program offers an opportunity for students to discover both themselves and peers from all walks of life.

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Living and learning at McGill University

McGill’s campus and facilities

The main advantage of McGill University is that its campus is downtown. Therefore, you can eat, shop and find everything you want really easily. The campus is huge and it is composed of several buildings that are classified by area of studies. It is open and everybody can freely access it. There are several libraries on the campus and some are open up to 24/24h. So no excuse for not studying! The main one is the McLennan Library, with many levels and rooms dedicated to either group work or individual work. You can borrow lots of books and find them easily by asking the welcome desk or searching in the website. There is also a cafeteria and water fountains everywhere.

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The museums of NYC

New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historical sites, many of which are internationally known. It is also known as an expensive city, but there are many ways in which the city is generous to New Yorkers and tourists. Many of the city’s best attractions, museums, galleries and performances offer free entry or pay-what-you-wish options, be it for a select day of the month or evening hours every week. Those seeking a bargain can use the no-cost or low-cost admittance to take a chance on the unknown or to return to a favourite art work, exhibit or gallery again and again.

Below is a just a selection of our favourite! There are other free places, such as the galleries and museums of area colleges and universities.

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Hiking while at SFU

One semester in Vancouver … and what an amazing semester! British Columbia is the right place for nature lovers. Burnaby and its surrounding areas gather a diversity and a myriad of beautiful landscapes. There’s something for everybody!

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