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Thanks to BCCIE and the Beijing International Education Exchange (BIEE), 20 lucky secondary school students from across BC have arrived in Beijing, China, on July 14! The students are participating in the Beijing International Student Summer camp, which each year unites high school youth from over 20 countries for a 10-day "life-changing" exchange program in China's historical capital. Students are now experiencing a whole new different culture and enjoying arranged activities while intensifying their interpersonal skills and communication among Chinese and other overseas students.

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Organization of American States has just announced an exciting scholarship opportunity for students interested in pursuing Master's and Doctoral programs in Brazilian universities! This opportunity is open to citizens of OAS Member States.

For more information on this opportunity, check out Financial Aid and look for OAS-GCUB 2016 Scholarship Program.

 

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Applications are now open for an internship position at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CanCham) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. If you are a Canadian graduate student or a recent graduate from a BC-based Master's program, you may be eligible to apply!

This is a one-year graduate internship with the CanCham, in partnership with BCCIE. This internship opportunity is a result of BCCIE and BC government activity and networking Vietnam.

The application deadline is Monday, August 15th, 2016 with a proposed start date in September of 2016. Final interviews will be done with the CanCham by the end of August

The intern will be working with the CanCham staff and reporting to the Director of the CanCham in Vietnam. The successful can...

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Are you a BC student looking to pursue graduate studies or higher in Colombia? If you are, you may be eligible for the Call in English Scholarship offered by the Government of Colombia! 

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • be a professional under 50 years old
  • have an undergraduate degree (university degree or bachelor) in different disciplines
  • have a grade point average of 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • have at least 1 year of professional experience in your field of study
  • must have master the Spanish language (reading, writing and speaking). A certificate must be provided to prove these competences
  • must have the final admission to the Colombian educational institution in any care...
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We are pleased to announce our 2016 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship Winners!. Congratulations to:

  1. Camille James, Vancouver Island University
  2. Garrett Lakey, College of New Caledonia
  3. Kira Daley, Langara College
  4. Kyla Oshanek, Camosun College
  5. Malavika Santhosh, Simon Fraser University
  6. Shelby Anderton, Douglas College

Be sure to check out our student blog section regularly as our winners will be posting about their experiences abroad!

If you are interested in finding out more about our scholarships, please visit our Financial Aid section.

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British Columbia’s Ministry of Education has just announced that applications are now open for new International Education awards and scholarships. The awards and scholarships promote the development of intercultural knowledge and understanding in support of BC’s new education curriculum and contribute to the goals of the British Columbia International Education Strategy, increasing the two-way flow of students, teachers and ideas between British Columbia and the world.

The new awards and scholarships include funding for groups of British Columbia students and for individual teachers to study abroad, and for British Columbia...

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Are you thinking of studying abroad in Taiwan? If you are, here's your chance to apply for the 2016 Taiwan Scholarship and 2016 Ministry of Education Huaya Enrichment Scholarship! 

More information can be found at the following links:

2016 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

2016 Taiwan Scholarship

 

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Are you interested in going to China? The Beijing International Education Exchange (BIEE) is once again welcoming secondary-school students from across British Columbia to join in the 2016 Beijing International Student Summer Camp! 

If you are a secondary-school student in BC interested in learning about one of the world's oldest civilizations, then this is your chance to participate. 

Not only will you learn about the Chinese culture while doing other fun activities like learning how to write in Chinese calligraphy and creating your own Chinese ink and wash painting, you also get to visit the famous Tian’an men Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall of China, Hutongs, Wangfujing Street and Silk Market! Let's not forget that this is also your chance to...

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Have you recently returned from an internship or study abroad in Asia?

Are you planning to go or are you thinking about going to Asia?

Or are you just generally interested in learning and writing about contemporary Asian societies, economies, politics and cultures?

If so, this two-part workshop (March 2 and March 16) will give you some tools and techniques for identifying exciting Asia-related topics, developing an angle for your writing, and finding audiences and publication venues. The format will be a combination of instruction, discussion, and small-group work. By registering for the March 2 date, you are agreeing to attend both dates.

Instructor: Michael Bourne

Bio: Michael Bourne has been teachin...

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Are you a BC student or a recent graduate interested in Chinese culture and/or the travel & tourism industry? If you are, there is an opportunity for you to spend three weeks from June 22 to July 12, 2016 in the home of a Chinese family in an historical village! 

The Jinhua Municipal Government of Zhejiang Province, China, plans to preserve the original cultural atmosphere of Jinhua historical villages, while developing them for travel and ecotourism. To do so, they are looking for 5 BC students and/or recent graduates to help promote home-stay tourism in Jinhua's historical villages. Application Deadline is April 30, 2016

For more details on this opportunity, visit www....

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