Need your help for my study in UBC

Akiko Tominaga Start Date: Jun 27, 2016 - End Date: Oct 24, 2016
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • West Vancouver, BC, Canada

My Travel Story

by: Akiko Tominaga Start Date: Jun 27, 2016 - End Date: Oct 24, 2016
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Hello!
I'm Aki from Japan. I'm currently studying in Vancouver, Canada. 
I graduated from a high school in my hometown, Mito, and decided to study abroad in Seattle, US. I spent 3 years to achieve Associate degree in Green river college. The days I had there were wonderful. I met so many kinds of people who I never be able to meet if I keep staying at my home. 
Right now, I'm interested in political science and peace studies. The internship experience in Alaska and Cancun, Mexico and my various friends told me that nationalities or culture difference are not so important to become friends. However, in today's world, a number of conflicts are happening because of the difference of nationalities, ideas, or religions...
After all the thoughts, I started to pay more attention to Canada because Canada has lots of immigrants but they seem to have no problem with each other. Luckily, I was accepted by University of British Columbia, so I began my life in Canada. 
In UBC, I'm so excited to see nore people. It's a big and famous school, so I'm sure there are lots of chances for me to grow myself up. I want to challenge something new! Also, I will major peace studies and want to find the way to make the world better. 
the only problem I have is money. The tuition is over $30000 since I'm an international student. I really need some help to achive my dream in UBC.
  • West Vancouver, BC, Canada