The GSO experience has given me a comprehensive understanding of global issues, and the confidence to independently and collaboratively develop ways to solve problems. The impacts of unprecedented levels of social, environmental and geopolitical changes, and the results of rapid globalization, require far greater soft skills from us. Many people like me, who came to Canada as a refugee, do not immediately have access to educational opportunities. There are other reasons besides linguistics barriers; the most important is the financial support to acquire new skills. Programs such as GSO play a significant role in supporting students to gain soft skills. The international opportunity prepared me forever for changes in my level of confidence and opened doors to new opportunities in my future endeavors.