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Don't miss out on this opportunity! The Department of Education of Guangdong Province, China, is offering scholarships to eligible British Columbia (B.C.) students to study abroad.

Full scholarships are offered to successful applicants to study at the undergraduate level in Guangdong, China. 

B.C. high school students graduating in 2018, high school graduates and eligible post-secondary students wishing to participate in undergraduate studies are welcome to apply. 

Eligibility criteria, application forms and procedures and further information about the Guangdong Scholarship Program are available on Ministry of Advanced Edu...

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Julie Han, Simon Fraser University
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Julie Han, Simon Fraser University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Born and raised in Vancouver, Julie began her journey at Simon Fraser University as a recipient of the Gordon M. Shrum Shad Valley Scholarship. Unsure of her path, Julie found inspiration in her surroundings – Vancouver, a truly international city. Majoring in international studies and minoring in history, she continues to cultivate her passions for Vancouver and its beautiful and complex cultural mosaic, hoping to pursue graduate studies on immigration, community development, and nationalism. Her fascination with Vancouver extends to her hobbies, which include fencing, running, hiking, canoeing, and café hopping around Vancouver. This spring and summer, Julie will be studyin...

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Sarah Ganton, Capilano University
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Sarah Ganton, Capilano University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Sarah Ganton is 23 years old and a Capilano University student. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Human Resources Management. She has also previously acquired an Accounting Assistant Certificate from the University in 2014. Sarah has never moved, she has lived and grown up in North Vancouver her entire life. She may not have a lot of international travel experience but is looking forward to a new challenge. She is excited to step out of her comfort zone by meeting new people and expanding her views while living and studying at the MCI Management Centre Innsbruck in Austria. 

 

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship! This year we have a new record number of twelve winners selected from various BC institutions. 

Each student will be receiving $1,000.

Read about our winners individually by clicking on their names below. 

All of our winners will be posting their stories from abroad, so be sure to check out our student blog section regularly to read about their adventures! 

Congratulations to:  

  1. Carol Chen, Br...
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Matthew Rosenthal, Royal Roads University
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Matthew Rosenthal, Royal Roads University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Matthew Rosenthal is in the process of completing his communication degree at Royal Roads University. He went back to school as a mature student at the age of 28 to finish the degree he started when he was 20. Currently, Rosenthal is in Lund, Sweden, studying at Lund University on an exchange semester abroad.

Rosenthal has worked the last eight years in the broadcasting industry spending time with TSN Radio as well as CTV. He enjoys travelling, playing guitar and watching his beloved Canucks. He lives in Victoria and hopes to one day move to Scandinavia. He believes that getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to grow as a person. 

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Charlotte Telfer-Wan, Simon Fraser University
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Charlotte Telfer-Wan, Simon Fraser University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Charlotte Telfer-Wan is a university student and dance artist from the small town of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. She is currently studying Contemporary Dance and Sport Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand on an academic exchange from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. Before attending university Charlotte has spent 14 years of her childhood dancing ballet, jazz, and modern. Her passion for dance encouraged her to continue studying and performing. She has also recently developed an interest for studying the physical demands of the active body and its interaction with dance, injury and nutrition. In the future, Charlotte intends to pursue...

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Megan Graham, Thompson Rivers University
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Megan Graham, Thompson Rivers University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Megan is a 3rd-year Natural Resource Science student at Thompson Rivers University. Her strong desire to experience Japanese culture, history and cuisine, has led her down the path to studying abroad. Incorporating her love for food and Canada’s natural resources has steered her in the direction of working towards a career in agriculture. Alongside eating incredible foods, photography is a passion of hers that she plans to incorporate into her semester abroad, future studies and career. Sharing incredible moments with friends, family and the rest of the world through photography and videography keeps her connected and always looking for uncharted places to explore.

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Liam Grigg, University of Victoria
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Liam Grigg, University of Victoria, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Liam Grigg is currently a fourth-year Business Student at Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in international business with a focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction. Liam is passionate about environmental preservation and exploring innovative methods to combating global problems. To gain international experience during his degree, he spent seven months volunteering in the Southern Province of Zambia, where he helped teach rural communities business skills. This provided him many opportunities to learn about different cultures and develop his understanding of our global community. In Liam’s second to last semest...

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Cheyenne Rode, Vancouver Island University
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Cheyenne Rode, Vancouver Island University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

This is Cheyenne Rode and she is studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia. This is her second exchange as she went to Utrecht, Netherlands a year and a half ago. You could say she got the travel bug. She travelled to ten countries when she went to the Netherlands and hopes to travel just as much on her exchange to Australia. She is a business student in the third year of her degree doing a double major in Marketing and International Business. One day she hopes her career can take her around the world like her studies have done so far. 

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Michelle Davies, Thompson Rivers University
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Michelle Davies, Thompson Rivers University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Michelle Davies is a 4th year Bachelor of Tourism Management student at Thompson Rivers University. Born and raised in the interior of British Columbia, she has always had a sense of adventure exploring the forests, mountains, and lakes around her home. Today, her love for travel, learning and meeting new people has taken her around British Columbia, Europe, and Central America, usually with her mountain bike or split-board in tow. While learning languages has never been her strong suit, she believes they unlock the door to culture and understanding. She is looking forward to embracing this challenge head-on by spending the summer learning German in Germany before gr...

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