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UN International Mountain Day.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in General Interest

“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.”  -John Muir

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Guest Blog - Learning How to Live Abroad
Monday, December 10, 2018 in General Interest

The following blog post was submitted by Emma Inman. Emma took part in an internship through College of the Rockies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she served as Tourism and Business Operations Officer with the Catering and Tourism Training Institute. Emma, who grew up in Elkford, BC and now lives in Cranbrook, graduated in 2018 with a Business Management diploma in Marketing from College of the Rockies. In 2017, she represented the College in Mwanza, Tanzania spearheading a project at a local vocational training institute that focused on gender equality and female enrollment in trades programs. Emma also works part-time, contributing to the marketing and operations of Cranbrook's Key City Theatre.

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Guest Blog - The way to get things done
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in General Interest

The following blog post was submitted by Shaylyn Robertson. Shaylyn is taking part in an internship through College of the Rockies in Nyeri, Kenya where she is serving as an Eco-Tourism Business Officer with Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. Shaylyn graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Economics from the University of Northern British Columbia. During her studies, she spent a semester abroad in Mexico.

Upon graduation, Shaylyn moved back to her hometown of Quesnel, B.C. to complete a Local Government Management internship with the City of Quesnel through a program funded by the Northern Development Initiative Trust. Through this internship, Shaylyn gained experience in tourism, economic development, business expansion and retention, and marketing. Soon after, she joined the Summerland Chamber of Commerce as the Communications and Membership Coordinator. Having always aspired to travel to Africa, Shaylyn talks about her experiences there.

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