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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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Beijing International Student Summer Camp
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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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The Vancouver International Universities Fair is NACAC's first international fair, co-hosted by OACAC. If you are interested in learning about universities and colleges from all over the world, be sure the visit the Vancouver Convention Centre on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit www.nationalcollegefairs.org.

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Are you interested in studying abroad? If you are currently enrolled in, or have applied for a study abroad program you may be eligible to apply for the $1000 Stories from Abroad Scholarship.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016

Application Submission: info@bcstudyabroad.ca

For more information on the British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship, visit BC Study Abroad Financial Aid

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Jerica Glassco, India
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We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2015 year end BCSA Contest. We received lovely stories, photos and albums from a wide cross-section of students and alumni.

BCSA helps make short-term study abroad more accessible, affordable and enjoyable for students from BC post-secondary institutions. The BCSA contest is hosted annually, so remember to check back again next year and participate to win great prizes!

Thank you again, Study and Go Abroad, for sponsoring our grand prize of an iPad Air!

The winner of our grand prize is Jerica Glassco from Vancouver. Jerica is a traveller, creative person, and a lifelong learner. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education at SFU in the Professional Development Program, where...

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Marisa Vasquez
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Here at BC Study Abroad, we are excited to announce a brand new program. We have gathered some talented and passionate Writers in Residence to share with students their study abroad experiences and firsthand knowledge and advice about study abroad. Starting in September 2015, we will be featuring stories of their most enlightening adventures.

We believe that travel is one of the keys to a well-rounded, globally-minded education. The program is intended to provide a space for students to learn from those who have been abroad. So stay tuned for some amazing stories, and be prepared to get inspired!

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