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Embark on a journey to deepen your understanding of the preservation of our natural environment while broadening your intercultural awareness by discovering the unique culture of the first people of southern New Zealand – a tribe of Māori known as Kai Tahu.

Sustainability in Nature

Take the opportunity to engage with the natural environment and learn the skills to make a real difference to the future of our planet. Use evidence-based frameworks and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to plan a relevant project in your local context.

New Zealand’s stunning mountains, forests and waterways are the perfect settings for a life-changing overseas experience. Enhance your awareness and deepen your knowledge of sustainability and systems thinking, that is, the a...

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Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand is offering two transformative courses for college faculty!

These separate, but interrelated courses are taught over two weeks (June 22-July 3, 2020). This is a hands-on, experiential program that provides the tools to begin integrating these subjects into your teaching. The power of this experience is the connection between the two subjects.

Māori have traditionally been deeply connected to natural resources both as a means for survival and spiritual fulfilment. In Sustainability, it is our connection and behaviour towards the land and natural environments that are essential for human survival and holistic health.

Course 1: Constructing Culture - Understanding a Bi-Cultural Perspect...

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We are pleased to announce the winner of the fall 2019 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship! 

Congratulations to Brian Lau from Simon Fraser University

Born into a Canadian background with a Chinese heritage, Brian lives for sharing his culture and experiences with others. Embracing this value, Brian’s journey to broaden his perspectives led him to Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business – where he currently studies Marketing and Operational Management. This fall, Brian challenged his journey of personal development through global travel – by venturing on a 5-month hiatus in discovering himself again. At the Singapore Management University (SMU), Brian grew the most as a person by learning to become comfortable in uncomfortable...

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ATTENTION BC STUDENTS!

The Stories from Abroad Scholarship is back for spring 2020 So, what are you waiting for? Apply by March 2, 2020, 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

You must be: 

  • currently enrolled at a BCSA Consortium institution;
  • currently accepted or enrolled in a short-term study abroad program; and, 
  • departing or travelling between December 2019 - September 2020.

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We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2019 BC Study Abroad Photo Contest. We received some AMAZING photos this year from a wide cross-section of students and alumni.

Thank you again, Study and Go Abroad, for sponsoring our grand prize of a GoPro Camera! 

If you are looking to study abroad, be sure to check out the Study and Go Abroad Fair on March 3, 2020. Admission is FREE, and all visitors are entered into a Grand Prize Draw to win a free return flight to anywhere that Air Canada flies. Check Study and Go Abroad for more information.

Winner of the 2019 BC...

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Situated within vibrant Europe, Scotland is a progressive nation built on dynamism, creativity, and the warmth of its people. Located in the mid-west of Europe, Scotland may be small but it’s punching well above its weight. Occupying the northern third of Great Britain the country shares a border with England in the south and packs some of the most stunning scenery in all of the UK into its borders. 

Next summer, Douglas College is organizing a field school to Scotland where students can earn nine university-transferable credits in only seven weeks!

Students will study four weeks at Douglas College, one week in London, and two and a half weeks based at the University of Edinburgh.

London highlights

  • A play at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • A...
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ATTENTION BC STUDENTS!

The Stories from Abroad Scholarship is back for fall 2019! So, what are you waiting for? Apply by October 28, 2019 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 between September - December 2019.

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By: Vivien Lee, past exchange student to the National University of Singapore

After all the research and paperwork, you’re almost ready to go abroad! One problem: you haven’t finished packing. Prepare yourself for unconventional situations while studying abroad with these five packing items. Having them on hand will save you time and money!

1. Compact wireless router

Most campuses and dorms in BC are connected to wireless internet, but don’t assume it’s the same abroad. When I went to study abroad in Singapore (a technologically advanced country) I was surprised to find that my dorm room didn’t have wireless internet. The only access to the internet was through an Ethernet cable and my laptop didn’t have an Ethernet port.

I ended up pu...

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In May 2020, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is inviting students to take part in a two-week field school to Colombia’s Calanoa Natural Reserve, an artistic, ecological, and community-focused learning centre located on the shore of the Amazon River. The Amazon makes up a third of Colombia, yet it's one the country's least-explored regions!

The Calanoa Natural Reserve is at the very heart of the Amazon forest and its surroundings are an endless source of marvel. After a cultural tour of Bogota, students will travel south to the Calanoa Natural Reserve where they will engage in creative activities, trek and canoe into the forest, and learn indigenous knowledge from local guides and shamans.

This 6-credit course and field school, open to non-KPU students, uses an interdisciplinar...

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Let the world be your classroom. Combine studies and experience with the excitement of travel! This May, Langara College’s School of Management is organizing a field school to Korea and Thailand where students will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the business and historical culture of both countries.

Instructors Kenneth Wong and Avram Agov will lead students through a 19-day itinerary to South Korea (Seoul) and Thailand (Bangkok), packed full of experiential learning through visits to local businesses, as well as historical and cultural sites.  

By visiting various top-ranking universities, including Yonsei, Seoul National, and Korea University in Seoul, and Panyapiwat Institute of Management in Bangkok, the field school offers a glimpse of university life throug...

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