Posted by on

Jaimie Cryder, University of Victoria, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Seville, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen

Jaimie Cryder is currently in the final year of her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. A love of nature and travel has inspired her to pursue a double major in Environmental Studies and Geography. Throughout her academic journey, Jaimie has developed an ardent interest in the sustainability of urban food systems. She plans to further her education in this area and hope to eventually have a career centered on cultivating greater sustainability in cities. Outside of the classroom, Jaimie enjoys hiking, yoga and sharing food with fri...

Category: News Article
Posted by on

Bob Emmanuel Mulamba, Simon Fraser University, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Tokyo, Japan

Bob is a student from Simon Fraser University, majoring in Biomedical Physiology. This year he has received the opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo, Japan to a nationally renowned university called Waseda University. This experience will be a fresh undertaking for Bob, as he has never lived or travelled abroad alone. In hopes to becoming a more independent individual and developing a global perspective, Bob will pursue various activities that will enable him to become an engaged member of his local, academic and personal community. Bob has also expressed a desire to le...

Category: News Article
Posted by on

Study, travel, work, or volunteer abroad? Check out the Study and Go Abroad Fair in Vancouver on February 28! Hundreds of exhibitors will be on display to help you navigate international options for your future!

Study and Go Abroad Fair
Date: February 28, 2019
Time: Noon to 6:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre

Join us at our student seminar!

During the Study and Go Abroad Fair, BCCIE will be offering an hour-long seminar “Communicating the Value of Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers” facilitated by Joseph MacKay-Watson.

...
Category: News Article
Posted by on

ATTENTION BC STUDENTS!

The Stories from Abroad Scholarship is back for spring 2019! So, what are you waiting for? Apply by March 1, 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 January - August 2019.

MORE LINKS

  • To s...
Category: News Article
Karlie Tessmer, a 2018 SFU Field School participant
Posted by on

Is Greece on your bucket list for 2019? SFU's Hellenic Studies Program has partnered with Douglas College to bring a group of lucky undergraduate students to Greece for a field school in May and June 2019.

Students will spend three days in the Greek capital of Athens, home of democracy, philosophy, and theatre. Athens is home to some of the world's richest museums and is the site of the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Acropolis Museum, where ideas of democratic sovereignty, imperialism, classicism, and cultural appropriation can be fruitfully explored.

Students will then travel to the Aegean island of Lesvos, where they will stay for three and a half...

Category: News Article
Posted by on

British Columbia’s Ministry of Education announced that applications are now open for the Student Exchange Mobility Awards, which provides funding for groups of 5 or more K-12 British Columbia students traveling with their teachers.

So, be sure to check with your school and see if they are running a Study Abroad program this year!

For more information on the awards visit the International Education Scholarships Page

Category: News Article
Reede Lowery
Posted by on

Reede Lowery, Northern Lights College, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

My name is Reede Lowery and I am from a small town in Northern British Columbia. Currently, I am living in Japan as a foreign exchange student. I am studying the Japanese language and culture at a small university in Osaka. I chose to study in Japan for two reasons. First, I love classic Japanese literature. I am very passionate about reading and have developed a strong fascination with the unique style of Japanese literature. My favourite piece of Japanese literature is The Tale of Genji which is often referred to as the world's first legitimate novel. I hope that by improving my Japanese language skills I can greater appreciate...

Category: News Article
Posted by on

We are pleased to announce the winners of the fall 2018 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship! 

Read about our winners individually by clicking on their names below. 

All of our winners will be posting their stories from abroad, so be sure to check out our student blog section regularly to read about their adventures! 

Congratulations to:  

  1. Aaron Siebenga, Simon Fraser University
  2. Reede Lowery, Northern Li...
Category: News Article
Aaron Siebenga
Posted by on

Aaron Siebenga, Simon Fraser University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Aaron Siebenga is a 24-year-old third-year SFU Behavioural Neuroscience student, though he has been studying various subjects at SFU and UFV since 2013. He's served as the VP-Internal for the Behavioural Neuroscience Student Society, worked in Dr. Hoffer's lab at SFU as a research assistant, and travelled to the US many times to speak at conferences.

This will be his first time to Asia, though he has experience with travelling via a two-month Europe road trip back in 2012 (which can be read about here: http://trackmytour.com/DR4N8). While the university he's studying at (KAIST) is in Korea, he also plans on travelling to...

Category: News Article
Source: BCIT
Posted by on

Interested in travelling to Japan in 2019? BCIT’s Business Summer Field School is offering post-secondary students at BC institutions the opportunity to travel to the cities of Nagoya, Tokyo, and Yokohama for a short-term study abroad program from July 21 to August 10, 2019.

What’s included?

  • Two 3.0 transferable credit courses
  • Field trips to course-related sites and companies
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Cultural program
  • Ground transportation
  • Free time for own travel

BCIT Business Field School programs expand applied learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Courses are led by BCIT instructors and supplemented with international guest speakers and guided tours. Students learn about inter...

Category: News Article

Pages