BA Candidate, Double Major in World Literature and English
I was drawn to World Literature because I have a passion for traveling, exploring, and discovering new things about the world in which we live. This innovative program at SFU provides a community of teachers, advisors, and fellow students who encourage and share this curiosity about the world.ï»¿
This past summer I went to Prague in the Czech Republic as part of the World Literature program and I was able to experience World Literature in a way that would be otherwise impossible within the classroom: taught and studied in the place of its origin. I cannot describe how learning about Czech writers, philosophers, and politicians has deepened my understanding of Czech literature and the world in general.
The international experiences of SFU World Literature begin in the classroom but it does not stop there. Students are encouraged to travel and discover the world for themselves. There is nothing better than being towered over by Kafka's "Castle" or standing beneath Michelangelo's David and seeing the glorious craftsmanship with your own eyes. You truly have to see it to believe it. If you want to get out of the classroom and see the world, SFU World Literature is a great way to start!