Student Stories

Applied Leadership: How A Surgical Nurse Invested in Her Career

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Please note that Alanna enrolled in LEAD – a precursor to the Diploma in Applied Leadership, which includes a similar set of leadership courses and approach to learning. Enroll at a Bible College?  It’s not something you would expect Alanna Ekkert to do. A recent graduate of UBC Okanagan’s Nursing program, Alanna had landed a … Read More

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Feliz Navidad!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Jason & Tifany Clark are Intercultural Studies Interns who have been living in Oaxaca, Mexico for one year.  They have 4 children: Cayleb, Noah, Charity Ann, and Sarah Rose.  This past year the Clark family has been spending time in language & culture learning, getting to know their neighbours, involvement in their local church, and figuring … Read More

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In Awe: My Study Trip to Israel

Thursday, January 14, 2016

This post was contributed by Jeremy Lieuwen, Biblical Studies student at Columbia. My years in Columbia’s Biblical Studies program have been some of the most defining and shaping of my life. One highlight was spending three weeks in Israel learning more about the Holy Land and its abilities to illuminate Scripture, both Old and New … Read More

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A Child-Like Learning

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Allison Schneck is a 3rd year Intercultural Studies student who interning in Guadalajara, Mexico with the Evangelical Mennonite Conference (Ascend program).  Allison is working alongside long-term missionaries in Guadalajara and is focused on language and culture learning. Learning a new culture has been one of the most amazing, and difficult experiences of my entire life. … Read More

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Reflections on Teaching and Being Taught

Monday, December 7, 2015

One of our 3rd year Intercultural Studies interns is currently living in the Middle East and teaching music fundamentals to grade 7-10 students.  Here’s a  small glimpse into his life and experiences there… I’ve been living in the Middle East for two months and it has been absolutely fantastic! The first month involved settling in and getting … Read More

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