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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

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Reede Lowery
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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...

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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...
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Aaron Siebenga
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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...

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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...

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Drew Moffatt, past scholarship winner
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ATTENTION BC STUDENTS!

We have collaborated with Study and Go Abroad to offer the fall 2018 Stories from Abroad Scholarship. Don't miss out on this opportunity and apply by Friday, October 26, 2018, for a chance to receive $1,000!

For more information, look for Stories from Abroad: $1000 British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship on Financial Aid

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 p...
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Don't miss out on this opportunity! The Department of Education of Guangdong Province, China, is offering scholarships to eligible British Columbia (B.C.) students to study abroad.

Full scholarships are offered to successful applicants to study at the undergraduate level in Guangdong, China. 

B.C. high school students graduating in 2018, high school graduates and eligible post-secondary students wishing to participate in undergraduate studies are welcome to apply. 

Eligibility criteria, application forms and procedures and further information about the Guangdong Scholarship Program are available on Ministry of Advanced Edu...

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Rachel Amba, Langara College
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Rachel Abma, Langara College, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Growing up in Abbotsford, Rachel always knew that she wanted to pursue her studies in Vancouver. Rachel loves the sciences and the arts, focusing on business but always working on artistic projects such as interior design and furniture restoration. Unsure of which of her passions she wished to make her career, Rachel began taking classes at Langara College while working and exploring life in the city. At Langara she happily discovered her love for marketing, writing, and the humanities. In May she will be taking part in a European Field Study to Italy and London, honing her writing and photography skills through her travel blog while exploring the human and physical geography of th...

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Trisha Bhamra, Camosun College
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Trisha Bhamra, Camosun College, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

This is Trisha Bhamra, a second-year Dental Hygiene student at Camosun College. She was born and raised in Punjab, India and moved to Kelowna, BC with her family about 13 years ago. She loves exploring and immersing herself in different cultures. She believes it makes her spiritually more well-rounded. When asked about the idea of a fulfilling life, the first thing that comes to Trisha’s mind is travelling. During her time on this planet, she would like to have experienced as many different cultures as possible. Trisha admires and respects the cultural differences and similarities. With the help of the BCSA scholarship, she will have the opportunity this summer to attend a field...

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Julie Han, Simon Fraser University
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Julie Han, Simon Fraser University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Born and raised in Vancouver, Julie began her journey at Simon Fraser University as a recipient of the Gordon M. Shrum Shad Valley Scholarship. Unsure of her path, Julie found inspiration in her surroundings – Vancouver, a truly international city. Majoring in international studies and minoring in history, she continues to cultivate her passions for Vancouver and its beautiful and complex cultural mosaic, hoping to pursue graduate studies on immigration, community development, and nationalism. Her fascination with Vancouver extends to her hobbies, which include fencing, running, hiking, canoeing, and café hopping around Vancouver. This spring and summer, Julie will be studyin...

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