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Ever wonder what it would feel like to walk a portion of the Great Wall of China? To be a secondary student in Beijing? To visit the famous Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City? 40 lucky secondary school students from across B.C. got the chance to do just that. They spent 10 days engaging in cultural tours, visiting key Chinese landmarks, trying new cuisine, learning about Chinese history and testing out their mandarin skills at the annual Beijing International Student Summer Camp.

These 40 students weren't the only people at the camp though, there were other secondary school student from over 20 other countries. In order to celebrate the cross-cultural friendships that were formed over the ten days of cultural immersion, an International Friendship Carnival was held at the end of the...

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We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2015 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! Study and Go Abroad will be hosting a fair in Vancouver on October 6th. There will be numerous exhibitors offering scholarships, so be sure to check out their webs...

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Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom has launched the competition for awards available to Canadians for graduate study at the PhD level in the United Kingdom (UK). These awards are funded by the United Kingdom Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in conjunction with UK universities.

Deadline:  March 9, 2015

For more information, visit: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developed-cw/

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We are pleased to announce our Remes Family Study Abroad Scholarship Winner at this time. Congratulations to Meghan Thompson from the University of Victoria. Be sure to check out our student blog section (http://bcstudyabroad.ca/blog) Meghan will be posting her experiences as she travels. For information on study abroad scholarships please visit http://bcstudyabroad.ca/financial-aid

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Make the world your classroom! Don’t miss the Study and Go Abroad Fair if you are considering studying abroad.  Meet with over 90 universities from around the world, many of them ranked in the Top 100 worldwide.  Find out about short-term and long-term study programs, degrees, diplomas and certificates.  Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program choices and exciting destinations. 

Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year and other travel options: internships, language travel, volunteering and work abroad. 

For information on who’s coming, scholarships, seminars and what you can win in the Grand Prize Draw, check the website on www.studyandgoabroad.com or follow us on facebook Study and Go Abroad Fair or on twitter (@studygoab...

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Organized by the International Business School Brasil, in partnership with UNIP (Universidade Paulista), the program Strategy & Marketing for Emerging Countries is an opportunity for students from all over the world to attend a 2 or 3-week certificate program, an immersion in the emerging countries context. IBS-Brasil is a school focused on coordinating and promoting educational programs in partnership with several Universities worldwide. UNIP is a modern private university, founded in 1988, and one of the 5 biggest Brazilian universities, composed by 27 campuses spread across the country and more than 240,000 students. So far, students from more than 25 different countries have already been part of our successful programs.

The program is held in São Paulo, more specifically near Pauli...

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From July 12 -21 over 850 students from around the world will come together in Beijing, China for the 2014 Beijing International Student Summer Camp. 45 BC High School Students are attending the camp as representatives of Canada and will make up the largest cohort from any country in attendance! The students will learn about Chinese culture and visit historical sites in and around Beijing while meeting peers from 24 different countries. The camp will culminate in a Night of International Friendship where students will watch cultural performances representing each of the attending countries and will have the opportunity to share Canada’s rich history with others.

 

The...

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BCCIE is working in partnership with the Taiwanese Youth Development Administration in Taiwan’s Ministry Of Education to send up to seven (7) BC post-secondary students to attend the Seminar on Youth Public Participation and International Humanitarianism in the Age of Globalization  in Taipei from October 17th-23rd, 2014

The selected students will represent Canada in a series of activities including:

  • In-depth seminar discussions

  • Experience-sharing in “world café” mode

  • Visits to a youth organization and a youth travel spot

  • Participation in Canada’s cultural performance to be performed at the Seminar Farewell dinner

  • The submissio...

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Announcing our BCSA First Timer Scholarship Award Winner!

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Corlett for winning our BC Study Abroad First Timer Scholarship Award!

Kaitlyn is a University of Victoria student traveling on a Langara College program in Italy right now. She will be sharing photos and her experiences abroad on our blog later this month, so stay tuned! 

Congratulations again. We can’t wait to hear all of your stories!

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From 9am-12:00pm Langara College is hosting a FREE Study in China fair that is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about studying in China – long term or short term.

Check out our event on facebook to find out more information

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