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Studying abroad has been the experience of a lifetime for SJC and UM alumni Max Sandred

Max Sandred embarks on an experience of a lifetime

Applying his environmental design education to further his architectural studies in Belgium

May 29, 2024 — 

Studying abroad has been the experience of a lifetime for Max Sandred [BEnvD/22].

The UM and SJC alum studied environmental design during his undergraduate degree, spending countless hours at St John’s studying for exams and eating food with friends in the Daily Bread Cafe. He also received several SJC scholarships and bursaries to support his education.

Since moving to Belgium to pursue his master’s in architecture, Max has relied on the knowledge and skills he accrued during his studies at SJC and UM. He recognizes that his unique approach to his master’s research comes from his time at UM in the architecture faculty.

“I find that with my experience, I bring new ideas that are different from those of my colleagues out here. I learned many of them in my Bachelor of Environmental Design, which has helped me get to where I am today.”

Max is grateful for the experience he’s had so far, including the new ideas, techniques, and connections he’s made in Belgium.

“It’s fun to study out here. Everyone comes in with different perspectives worldwide, which has helped me learn new ideas and techniques.”

Max will complete his thesis this December and is then excited to stay in Belgium to continue his work with the various opportunities he has found in his graduate experience.


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