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By: Stephanie Wong, University of Victoria, winner of the Fall 2021 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland

In the blink of an eye, my time at the University of Iceland and my life in Reykjavik came to an end. The last week of classes was at the end of November, and the exam period started in the beginning of December. As my friends, floormates and I began studying, it also marked the upcoming end of our semester abroad. The life we had built for ourselves over the past 4 months would have to wrap up, even though it felt like we just arrived the day before. Looking back, my semester abroad was unforgettable, and I will never forget the people I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with. I a...

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By: Stephanie Wong, University of Victoria, winner of the Fall 2021 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland

One of the reasons I wanted to study abroad was to create a global network and to interact with people from around the world. I was so pleasantly surprised with the social interactions I got to experience while living abroad. It’s always a bit cliché to say “I love meeting new people” but for me, it’s the diehard truth.

Two days after I arrived in Reykjavik, the University of Iceland’s International Office hosted an International Student Festival at a famous local bar, Gaukurinn. Now from the moment I found out I was accepted for exchange and landed in Iceland, I personally didn’t kn...

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By: Stephanie Wong, University of Victoria, winner of the Fall 2021 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland

August 20th will forever hold a special place in my heart. This is the day I landed in Reykjavik, Iceland to start my 4-month exchange at the University of Iceland. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life but one of the proudest moments I’ve ever experienced. I had always known I would do an academic exchange at some point of my post-secondary career, and I knew I had the independence and maturity to do so, but it was still a challenge moving to a different continent for 4 months knowing no one there and living on my own for the first time.

Having vacat...

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BCIT is taking applications for their 2023 Summer field school programs to either Japan or Italy!

BCIT Business Summer Field Schools combine academic lectures held by BCIT instructors and international guest speakers with company visits and immersive cultural activities at international locations. By attending a field school you’ll have the opportunity to receive credits for academic courses, learn about international business practices by visiting multinational companies, and ultimately, be fully immersed in the local culture.

Italy

Dates: June 25 – July 15, 2023
Theme: Luxury Brand Management
Cities: Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice, Vicenza, Trieste
Company visits: Lamborghini, Ducati, Finc...

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