Adeline Hadijanto, Royal Roads University
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We are pleased to announce our new writer, Adeline Hadijanto, for joining our Writers in Residence Team!

Adeline is an Indonesian born in Vancouver. She is now 21 years old with a passion for travelling. She currently resides in Victoria, BC and is enrolled in the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University. Tourism is a big part of her life, and while she has to maintain her education, she continuously seeks opportunities that allow her to travel at the same time. Adeline loves being outdoors, exploring hidden gems and capturing memorable moments!

Adeline will be posting her experiences in the next 6 months, so be sure to check out Writers in Residence regularly!

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Michael in Kyoto, Japan
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We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2017 BC Study Abroad Contest. We received some AMAZING photos this year from a wide cross-section of students and alumni.

Thank you again, Study and Go Abroad, for sponsoring our grand prize of a GoPro Camera! 

Winner of the 2017 BC Study Abroad Annual Contest

Michael Duong, University of the Fraser Valley,

My name is Michael Duong, I studied abroad in Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan from September 2016 to August 2017. My persona...

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Shenzen, China
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Ever wonder what it would be like to study abroad in China and learn the Chinese language at the undergraduate or graduate level?

The Chinese Government is offering scholarships for eligible British Columbia students to study abroad!

The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people around the world. It supports the development of cooperation and exchange in the fields of education, science, culture, economy and trade between China and other countries. 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

For more information on this opportunity, visit Financial Aid.

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Participating in NUS Open Day
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By: Vivien Lee, past exchange student to the National University of Singapore

The number 0.4% doesn’t sound like a lot, does it? The average life span of a Canadian is 82 years old. If you challenge yourself and choose to go study abroad for one term (approximately four months) it will only take up 0.4% of your life! In the grand scheme of things, four months isn’t a lot of time to spend on a journey that will change your life forever.

But it will be hard to afford this life-changing experience, right? Many students are hesitant to study abroad due to finances, not knowing that more than $5 million in scholarship funding goes...

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Jodogahama Beach
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By Chantal Moore, JET Programme alumni

There are many things you learn studying abroad, but the most important thing might be the development of a good heart. Being abroad matures you emotionally and teaches you how different people live in countries you have only read about online. You learn that your sense of poverty back home barely compares to another’s poverty in a less fortunate country. While it’s true you will gain valuable skills that boost employability, such as cross-cultural communications, the development of empathy may enrich your life most of all.

I’ve never studied abroad, but I did teach abroad. When I found out I was accepted to the JET programme, I demanded an urban placement. I’m a city kid – bring on the malls, restaurants and bullet trains! As...

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British Columbia’s Ministry of Education announced that applications are now open for the Student Exchange Mobility Awards, which provides funding for groups of K-12 British Columbia students traveling with their teachers.

So, be sure to check with your school and see if they are running a Study Abroad program this year! 

For more information on the awards visit the K-12 International Education Scholarships Page.

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Julia Scott Lenz from Simon Fraser University
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We are pleased to announce the winner of the Fall 2017 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship! Congratulations to Julia Scott Lenz from Simon Fraser University.

Born in Ontario and raised on Vancouver Island, Julia set out for Simon Fraser University to study Communication and International Relations. Here, she became invested in the campus life, working several positions at the university. In her spare time she loves hiking and exploring the local terrain. This January, she’s leaving SFU to focus her studies on geosciences and sociology at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Abroad, she is extremely excited to exercise her passions, such as meeting new people and cycling culture across much of Europe, before returning home to pursue sustainable transportatio...

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Matthew Wollin, a KPU Study Abroad Alumni and Entrepreneurial Leadership student shares his experience as an exchange student at Regensburg University of Applied Sciences during the spring 2015 semester. In “Learning to Be Local in Regensburg, Germany: The People You’ll Meet”, shows how traveling abroad was an excellent opportunity for Matthew to grow and make new friends. Don’t be chained to home; explore Regensburg, Germany!

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Learning to be local in Regensburg G...

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Slated to launch from September 15 to November 15, BCSA is inviting students who have been or are currently abroad to participate in the 4th Annual BC Study Abroad Contest! Simply follow the directions here, and you may find yourself the proud winner of a GoPro Camera sponsored by Study and Go Abroad

Get social with BCSA on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram to see inspiration...

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Scholarship winner, Alice Wang, in Venice
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ATTENTION BC STUDENTS!

The Stories from Abroad Scholarship is back for Fall 2017! So, what are you waiting for? Apply by October 9, 2017 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 in the upcoming Fall 2017 semester

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