Drew Moffatt, past scholarship winner
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ATTENTION BC STUDENTS!

We have collaborated with Study and Go Abroad to offer the fall 2018 Stories from Abroad Scholarship. Don't miss out on this opportunity and apply by Friday, October 26, 2018, for a chance to receive $1,000!

For more information, look for Stories from Abroad: $1000 British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship on Financial Aid

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 p...
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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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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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Carol Chen, British Columbia Institute of Technology
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Carol Chen, British Columbia Institute of Technology, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Carol Chen is currently a first-year marketing management student at British Columbia Institute of Technology. When Carol was in high school, she enrolled in a class for marketing and immediately fell in love with the idea of rebranding a service or product to make it more unique. Today, she continues to be the person coming up with creative ideas whether it is for school projects, for the marketing association, and even at her job as a social media coordinator. This is the reason why Carol wants to be part of this trip to Austria and Italy, so she can see how the experts in Europe do their branding. She is extremely thankful for BC Study Abroad for providin...

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Drew Moffatt, BC Institute of Technology
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Drew Moffatt, British Columbia Institute of Technology, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Currently on exchange in Barcelona, Spain, Drew is in the midst of completing her degree. With a passion for travel, Drew wanted to see the world, but also knew she needed to complete her education. When she found out that the British Columbia Institute of Technology offered an exchange program with partner schools around the globe she knew this was something she had to do. Her first major trip was when she was 16, where she got to spend 6 weeks in Greece. Drew fell in love with the culture and the people. Ever since then she became a firm believer in that one can learn so much more outside the classroom. Drew is so grateful to be on exchange in Spain and...

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Rachel Amba, Langara College
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Rachel Abma, Langara College, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Growing up in Abbotsford, Rachel always knew that she wanted to pursue her studies in Vancouver. Rachel loves the sciences and the arts, focusing on business but always working on artistic projects such as interior design and furniture restoration. Unsure of which of her passions she wished to make her career, Rachel began taking classes at Langara College while working and exploring life in the city. At Langara she happily discovered her love for marketing, writing, and the humanities. In May she will be taking part in a European Field Study to Italy and London, honing her writing and photography skills through her travel blog while exploring the human and physical geography of th...

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Trisha Bhamra, Camosun College
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Trisha Bhamra, Camosun College, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

This is Trisha Bhamra, a second-year Dental Hygiene student at Camosun College. She was born and raised in Punjab, India and moved to Kelowna, BC with her family about 13 years ago. She loves exploring and immersing herself in different cultures. She believes it makes her spiritually more well-rounded. When asked about the idea of a fulfilling life, the first thing that comes to Trisha’s mind is travelling. During her time on this planet, she would like to have experienced as many different cultures as possible. Trisha admires and respects the cultural differences and similarities. With the help of the BCSA scholarship, she will have the opportunity this summer to attend a field...

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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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