Study abroad testimonials

Pearl Pique Carpina

Pearl Pique Carpina
YukonU Environmental and Conservation Sciences student on exchange at the University of Stockholm, Sweden

I can’t even pinpoint where to start but my feeling of gratitude is overflowing, and I think it always will be. I’m truly grateful for the amazing people; friends I met and made along the way, this whole student exchange wouldn’t have been the same if I didn’t meet all of them. I’m grateful for the lessons learned, solitude enjoyed, and stories shared. I feel beyond blessed to have gotten the chance to meet more parts of myself, I didn’t even know existed. Up until now, it still feels like a dream that I’ve gotten the opportunity to study in Stockholm and that I visited other countries in Europe that I’ve always wanted to see! Words cannot describe this beautiful journey that I was in, more so of my own growth. I’ll forever bring these sweet Swedish memories and embarked adventures in Europe, wherever I go. From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank north2north and my home university (Yukon University), for this wonderful opportunity. It truly was an adventure of a lifetime!
Darron Clark

Darron Clark
YukonU faculty on exchange at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Sami University, Norway

Going on this exchange broadened my understanding of how a learning institution could provide academic and student supports. It was especially inspiring to visit the Sami University and see how their institution was empowering and strengthening their Indigenous culture. I'm very grateful to have had this opportunity and have been applying some of these progressive teachings to my University.
Hillarie Zimmerman

Hillarie Zimmerman
YukonU faculty on exchange at the University of the Arctic, Tromsø & University of Umeå, Sweden

Visiting UiT in Tromsø, Norway and University of Umeå, Sweden was truly a trip of a lifetime. I made some life-long professional and personal contacts that will enhance the work that I do at YukonU. Learning about other Teaching and Learning centers was very worthwhile for my work at YukonU and I believe that both YukonU and the partner institutions will benefit from the relationships and information sharing that occurred. I felt professionally rejuvenated after my trip and am excited to implement some of the interesting initiatives that I learned out. This trip will help to move Teaching and Learning at YukonU onto new and exciting ideas and projects.

Liris Smith

Liris Smith
YukonU faculty on north2north exchange at the UiT Arctic University of Norway.

I had an incredibly warm welcome by all the faculty and staff at UiT. I developed connection and contacts for future collaborations in northern health teaching and research.
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