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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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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Nicole Kwit, a KPU Study Abroad Alumni and Fine Arts student shares her experience as an exchange student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies during 2016 summer semester. “Learning to Be Local in Seoul, South Korea: The People You’ll Meet”, explores the people who shaped her journey while abroad. Enjoy an adventure packed series to discover Seoul, South Korea through Nicole’s lens!

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Study and Go Abroad
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Study and Go Abroad Fair is coming to Vancouver on September 24!

  • Expo times: 1pm to 5pm
  • Free seminars: 12 noon to 5pm
  • Vancouver Convention Centre, East Ballroom

The Study and Go Abroad Fair offers students an opportunity to meet face-to-face with universities and colleges from around the world, to find out about studies abroad. Find out about post-secondary studies in many different countries and regions of the world, including the UK, Australia, USA, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the Caribbean, Hungary, France and Switzerland.  Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, and a whole range of program options. This twice-yearly student expo will also feature a Travel Zone with organizations offering language travel, internsh...

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Are you going on exchange in South Korea? Watch Nicole Kwit, a KPU Study Abroad Alumni and Fine Arts student shares her experience as an exchange student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies during 2016 summer semester! This video, “Learning to Be Local in Seoul, South Korea: The Places You’ll Go”, explores the memorable places on her journey while abroad. Enjoy an adventure packed series to discover Seoul, South Korea through Nicole’s lens!

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Following our last 2017 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship winners announcement, we are now delighted to congratulate our next group of winners who will soon embark on their study abroad journey! 

This year we have a record number of eleven winners selected from various BC institutions and each student will recieve $1,000.

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

Congratulations to:  

Alice (Ruo Ran) Wan...

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