Program of study: Civil Law
Since starting university, I wanted to make the most of my years here at uOttawa. I always thought the best way to achieve that was to get involved in anything that inspired me, challenged me or took me out of my comfort zone. Because I’ve jumped at each and every opportunity, my experience abroad now includes an international studies exchange program in Sydney, a CO-OP work term in New York City, international courses in London, England, and Santiago de Chile and, now, a work term in Shanghai. For me, combining travel with studies or work was the best way to explore the world and become a “local” in any community around the globe.
It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, both professionally and personally. I was working in a field that interested me – business law – so the job spiked my curiosity and eagerness to learn from day one. And as soon as I started, I was given major responsibilities, which pushed me to go higher and higher.
Despite the language barrier, it did not take me long to turn colleagues into friends with whom I still keep in touch today.The experience has broadened my horizons like nothing else before.
Andreea Crisan, China