Profile - Jo Belliveau

Why did you choose to come to Exeter?

University of Exeter's dedicated approach to its students makes it the perfect university for me to study abroad through. My time at Exeter will be well spent learning more about green futures, forming connections with researchers and professors, and pursuing knowledge in classes that will help me prepare for my career path. The various societies offered by the University of Exeter have also been beneficial as a way to get me more connected to both students, staff, and the community.

Why have you chosen your subject of study?

I have selected my chosen subject of study in order to prepare myself for my career. At my home university, I study Public Health, but I chose to also study Sociology here as a way to supplement my own knowledge of the social consequences of human behavior and change. I feel that this will help me become a more well-rounded public health professional.

What career aspirations do you have?

I hope to work in Global Health and work specifically with refugees. I would like to work within the management of refugee integration programs or work as a coordinator for foreign aid or refugee camps.

What does receiving this scholarship mean to you and how will it impact on your time at Exeter and beyond?

This scholarship was instrumental in my attendance at the University of Exeter. I had saved up some funds over the summer but it was not enough for my family to support me coming here without having to take out a loan later on in the semester. With this scholarship I am able to fund my time here at the University of Exeter and pay any additional fees that come with society memberships. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to focus on my studies here and join University of Exeter's community.