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CS2AC Episode 5: A Dominican Student’s Journey from Canadian Boarding School to Studying Applied Computer Science at Dalhousie University
On this session of the Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast we talk with Samara Burton, a second year Applied Computer Science major at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Born in Dominica, Samara attended Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick before attending Dalhousie. She tells us about her first coding experience, her current scholarship and so much more. Listen to the entire interview above.
In this session you will learn :
- About the current state of Dominica after being hit by Hurricane Maria
- Why Samara chose Dalhousie after Rothesay Boarding School in New Brunswick
- The difference between Computer Science and Applied Computer Science
- About the courses that help make up a degree in Applied Computer Science
- How Samara got her start in coding while in Dominica
- What filling out her immigration paperwork was like
- Why she recommends Caribbean students attend international student orientation
- Why students should utilize Dalhousie webinars before you arrive
- Why she moved off campus after first year and resources she used
- About The Dalhousie scholarship she is on that is specifically for Caribbean students
- Samara’s advice when it comes to applying for scholarships as a Caribbean student
- Her upcoming co-op work term and Dalhousie’s co-op application process
- What Samara’s first snow experience was like
- Her tips for Caribbean students experiencing the snow
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