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ATTENTION BC STUDENTS!

The Stories from Abroad Scholarship is back for fall 2019! So, what are you waiting for? Apply by October 28, 2019 for a chance to receive $1,000 to help you go abroad!

Look for Stories from Abroad: $1000 British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship on the Financial Aid page for more information.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. You are currently enrolled at a BCSA Consortium institution; and,
  2. You are currently enrolled in a short-term study abroad program or have been accepted into a short-term study abroad program between September - December 2019.

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By: Vivien Lee, past exchange student to the National University of Singapore

After all the research and paperwork, you’re almost ready to go abroad! One problem: you haven’t finished packing. Prepare yourself for unconventional situations while studying abroad with these five packing items. Having them on hand will save you time and money!

1. Compact wireless router

Most campuses and dorms in BC are connected to wireless internet, but don’t assume it’s the same abroad. When I went to study abroad in Singapore (a technologically advanced country) I was surprised to find that my dorm room didn’t have wireless internet. The only access to the internet was through an Ethernet cable and my laptop didn’t have an Ethernet port.

I ended up pu...

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In May 2020, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is inviting students to take part in a two-week field school to Colombia’s Calanoa Natural Reserve, an artistic, ecological, and community-focused learning centre located on the shore of the Amazon River. The Amazon makes up a third of Colombia, yet it's one the country's least-explored regions!

The Calanoa Natural Reserve is at the very heart of the Amazon forest and its surroundings are an endless source of marvel. After a cultural tour of Bogota, students will travel south to the Calanoa Natural Reserve where they will engage in creative activities, trek and canoe into the forest, and learn indigenous knowledge from local guides and shamans.

This 6-credit course and field school, open to non-KPU students, uses an interdisciplinar...

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Let the world be your classroom. Combine studies and experience with the excitement of travel! This May, Langara College’s School of Management is organizing a field school to Korea and Thailand where students will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the business and historical culture of both countries.

Instructors Kenneth Wong and Avram Agov will lead students through a 19-day itinerary to South Korea (Seoul) and Thailand (Bangkok), packed full of experiential learning through visits to local businesses, as well as historical and cultural sites.  

By visiting various top-ranking universities, including Yonsei, Seoul National, and Korea University in Seoul, and Panyapiwat Institute of Management in Bangkok, the field school offers a glimpse of university life throug...

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We are pleased to announce 5 winners of the spring 2019 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship

All of our winners will be receiving $1000, and each will be sharing their stories from abroad! Be sure to check out our student blog regularly to read about their adventures!

Congratulations to: 

  1. Bob Emmanuel Mulamba, Simon Fraser University
  2. Jaimie Cryder, University of Victoria
  3. Pooja Bhatti, British Columbia Insti...
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Razma Hazarat, Simon Fraser University, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Accra, Ghana

Razma is a Linguistics student at Simon Fraser University and is currently studying abroad on exchange in Ghana. She is extremely thrilled to accept this scholarship from BCSA. As her parents are Afghan refugees, Razma has always worked hard to fund her own education through work and applying for various scholarships. She decided to apply for the exchange program to challenge herself by learning in a new environment, immersing herself in a unique culture, and building long lasting relationships from students across the world. She loves volunteering with autistic individuals and hopes to contribute...

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Porsche Campbell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: India

Porsche is a twenty-six year old from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is currently studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where she is completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Upon graduation, Porsche plans to work as a specialized labour and delivery nurse (Perinatal Nurse). She has decided to travel to Kerala, India in order to further her knowledge; gain essential understanding, whilst capturing an entirely new perspective on pregnancy and birth in an underdeveloped country.

Prior to embarking on this journey and perusing her BSn, Porsche had the opportunity t...

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Pooja Bhatti, British Columbia Institute of Technology, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Italy and Austria

Pooja is a first-year student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology studying Human Resource Management. She recently completed her bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia and hopes to work in Human Resources as part of an organization dedicated to scientific advancement upon graduation. When she’s not busy completing group projects or studying for the next midterm, you can find Pooja writing raps about neuroscience (really, there’s videos on YouTube), painting her nails, dancing, or volunteering for Science Slam Canada....

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Jaimie Cryder, University of Victoria, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Seville, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen

Jaimie Cryder is currently in the final year of her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. A love of nature and travel has inspired her to pursue a double major in Environmental Studies and Geography. Throughout her academic journey, Jaimie has developed an ardent interest in the sustainability of urban food systems. She plans to further her education in this area and hope to eventually have a career centered on cultivating greater sustainability in cities. Outside of the classroom, Jaimie enjoys hiking, yoga and sharing food with fri...

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Bob Emmanuel Mulamba, Simon Fraser University, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Tokyo, Japan

Bob is a student from Simon Fraser University, majoring in Biomedical Physiology. This year he has received the opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo, Japan to a nationally renowned university called Waseda University. This experience will be a fresh undertaking for Bob, as he has never lived or travelled abroad alone. In hopes to becoming a more independent individual and developing a global perspective, Bob will pursue various activities that will enable him to become an engaged member of his local, academic and personal community. Bob has also expressed a desire to le...

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