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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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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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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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.


  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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Shenzen, China
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Ever wonder what it would be like to study abroad in China and learn the Chinese language at the undergraduate or graduate level?

The Chinese Government is offering scholarships for eligible British Columbia students to study abroad!

The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people around the world. It supports the development of cooperation and exchange in the fields of education, science, culture, economy and trade between China and other countries. 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

For more information on this opportunity, visit Financial Aid.

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Participating in NUS Open Day
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By: Vivien Lee, past exchange student to the National University of Singapore

The number 0.4% doesn’t sound like a lot, does it? The average life span of a Canadian is 82 years old. If you challenge yourself and choose to go study abroad for one term (approximately four months) it will only take up 0.4% of your life! In the grand scheme of things, four months isn’t a lot of time to spend on a journey that will change your life forever.

But it will be hard to afford this life-changing experience, right? Many students are hesitant to study abroad due to finances, not knowing that more than $5 million in scholarship funding goes...

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