Students share exchange term stories

Monday, September 21, 2020

To mark International Education Week, three Waterloo Engineering students discuss highlights of living and learning abroad in short video presentations. 

Mayyasah Akour, Emma Belliveau and Aleksandar Lakić, discuss their unique experiences studying at universities in Singapore, Turkey and France in 2019.

Akour says studying abroad at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey meant she needed to step out of her comfort zone and take risks.

“Ultimately, the experiences that I had, the friends that I made, the food that I tried and the architecture that I saw all came as a result of me putting myself out there and trying something unfamiliar to me,” says the now fourth-year School of Architecture student. [Full story]