Charlie is a 3rd‑year student at the Telfer School of Management currently studying in Glasgow for the semester. When asked about her experience moving abroad and representing Telfer in Scotland, she replied, “The Telfer International Exchange Program has given me the opportunity to improve my global skills and experience another culture!”
“I am beyond thankful for all of the opportunities I have had since starting at Telfer. Between the Co-op Program, uOglobal, studying abroad, and joining clubs like Enactus, my university experience has been very busy and extremely rewarding. Although I am currently still settling in the university abroad, I have already had many opportunities to learn and expand my network across the ocean. My roommate here in Glasgow is always quick to make sure I am speaking the proper Scottish slang. You wear “trousers” and “tops”, not pants and shirts, you walk on a “pavement”, not a sidewalk, you drink “fizzy drinks”, not pop, and you live in a “flat”, not an apartment.
Despite being away from Ottawa, I am still finding my place and being welcomed by the locals as if I have always been here! I am already missing my Telfer family, but this experience has motivated me to reach out and join the Enactus team of my host university while abroad. The most exciting part of this adventure (apart from the killer travel opportunities) is the fact that the business courses I am taking abroad are not offered at Telfer. I would urge any Telfer student to embark on a similar journey if they have even the slightest interest in having a cross-cultural learning experience!”
– Charlie Gaudet
3rd year student, International Exchange / Enactus Participant