Probably the most fulfilling side of my experience in my second year.
As the VP External of the International Students Association I had the opportunity to work with an amazing team of about 15 people, all from different countries, speaking different languages and have amazing ideas and visions.
I worked with many UBC admin and staff and helped in the organizing an incredible set of events, including consultations on issues that affect international students -with amazing results. The most fun, however, was working with A LOT of other UBC clubs in putting social events together. A few coming up are Camp 2 Campus and Cherry(ty) on Top: A Dessert Buffet From Around the World! I also had a great time in the committee of the Tandem Project, a community of language learning, and had the best luck in being part of the Global Lounge community.
Also, as an organizing member of i.Lead, a network of international students with scholarships, I was immersed in an incredibly rich community of amazing students. I learnt lots and also had SO much fun doing things like volunteering downtown in Quest. Finally, my year was also dotted with short-term involvement throughout the year, including Imagine and GALA.
Overall, I have found that in these two years most of my best experiences have been outside of the classroom. Yes, I have been overwhelmed at times and I have had a few sleepless nights, but it’s been completely worth it. My first recommendation for people coming in: try new things, get involved, find your passion. AND COME TO CHERRY(TY)