Megan Graham, Thompson Rivers University
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Megan Graham, Thompson Rivers University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Megan is a 3rd-year Natural Resource Science student at Thompson Rivers University. Her strong desire to experience Japanese culture, history and cuisine, has led her down the path to studying abroad. Incorporating her love for food and Canada’s natural resources has steered her in the direction of working towards a career in agriculture. Alongside eating incredible foods, photography is a passion of hers that she plans to incorporate into her semester abroad, future studies and career. Sharing incredible moments with friends, family and the rest of the world through photography and videography keeps her connected and always looking for uncharted places to explore.

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Liam Grigg, University of Victoria
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Liam Grigg, University of Victoria, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Liam Grigg is currently a fourth-year Business Student at Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in international business with a focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction. Liam is passionate about environmental preservation and exploring innovative methods to combating global problems. To gain international experience during his degree, he spent seven months volunteering in the Southern Province of Zambia, where he helped teach rural communities business skills. This provided him many opportunities to learn about different cultures and develop his understanding of our global community. In Liam’s second to last semest...

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Cheyenne Rode, Vancouver Island University
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Cheyenne Rode, Vancouver Island University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

This is Cheyenne Rode and she is studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia. This is her second exchange as she went to Utrecht, Netherlands a year and a half ago. You could say she got the travel bug. She travelled to ten countries when she went to the Netherlands and hopes to travel just as much on her exchange to Australia. She is a business student in the third year of her degree doing a double major in Marketing and International Business. One day she hopes her career can take her around the world like her studies have done so far. 

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Michelle Davies, Thompson Rivers University
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Michelle Davies, Thompson Rivers University, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Michelle Davies is a 4th year Bachelor of Tourism Management student at Thompson Rivers University. Born and raised in the interior of British Columbia, she has always had a sense of adventure exploring the forests, mountains, and lakes around her home. Today, her love for travel, learning and meeting new people has taken her around British Columbia, Europe, and Central America, usually with her mountain bike or split-board in tow. While learning languages has never been her strong suit, she believes they unlock the door to culture and understanding. She is looking forward to embracing this challenge head-on by spending the summer learning German in Germany before gr...

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Carol Chen, British Columbia Institute of Technology
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Carol Chen, British Columbia Institute of Technology, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Carol Chen is currently a first-year marketing management student at British Columbia Institute of Technology. When Carol was in high school, she enrolled in a class for marketing and immediately fell in love with the idea of rebranding a service or product to make it more unique. Today, she continues to be the person coming up with creative ideas whether it is for school projects, for the marketing association, and even at her job as a social media coordinator. This is the reason why Carol wants to be part of this trip to Austria and Italy, so she can see how the experts in Europe do their branding. She is extremely thankful for BC Study Abroad for providin...

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Drew Moffatt, BC Institute of Technology
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Drew Moffatt, British Columbia Institute of Technology, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Currently on exchange in Barcelona, Spain, Drew is in the midst of completing her degree. With a passion for travel, Drew wanted to see the world, but also knew she needed to complete her education. When she found out that the British Columbia Institute of Technology offered an exchange program with partner schools around the globe she knew this was something she had to do. Her first major trip was when she was 16, where she got to spend 6 weeks in Greece. Drew fell in love with the culture and the people. Ever since then she became a firm believer in that one can learn so much more outside the classroom. Drew is so grateful to be on exchange in Spain and...

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Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Vancouver is inviting students with an interest in Taiwan and/or the Chinese language to apply for the following scholarships!

2018 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

  1. To encourage international students (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao SAR students are not eligible) to study Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan);
  2. To provide them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to promote mutual understanding and interactions between Taiwan and the international community.

2018 Taiwan Scholarship

The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Republic of China (Taiwan) --- the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Minist...

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Katlyn Sandra Bieber
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ATTENTION BC STUDENTS!

The Stories from Abroad Scholarship is back for Spring 2018! So, what are you waiting for? Apply by March 4, 2018 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 within the date range from January - August 2018.

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Adeline Hadijanto, Royal Roads University
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We are pleased to announce our new writer, Adeline Hadijanto, for joining our Writers in Residence Team!

Adeline is an Indonesian born in Vancouver. She is now 21 years old with a passion for travelling. She currently resides in Victoria, BC and is enrolled in the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University. Tourism is a big part of her life, and while she has to maintain her education, she continuously seeks opportunities that allow her to travel at the same time. Adeline loves being outdoors, exploring hidden gems and capturing memorable moments!

Adeline will be posting her experiences in the next 6 months, so be sure to check out Writers in Residence regularly!

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Michael in Kyoto, Japan
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We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2017 BC Study Abroad 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! 

Winner of the 2017 BC Study Abroad Annual Contest

Michael Duong, University of the Fraser Valley,

My name is Michael Duong, I studied abroad in Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan from September 2016 to August 2017. My persona...

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