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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship! This year we have a record number of eleven winners selected from various BC institutions. 

Each student will be receiving $1,000.

Read about our winners who are currently abroad below, and stay tuned to see our announcement of our next group of winners who will begin their study abroad experience later in 2017!

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

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Brendon Dawson, Yuyuan Gardens in central Shanghai
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Mitacs is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST.

Projects last 12–24 weeks and are open to graduate students. Select destinations are also open to senior undergraduates. Funding varies by destination.

For students in Canada to do research in Brazil:

  • Globalink Research Award – Brazil
    • Open to senior undergraduate and graduate students
    • 12- to 24-week projects at unive...
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Are you interested in Chinese culture and/or the travel & tourism industry? If you are, there is an opportunity for you to spend three weeks in the home of a Chinese family in an historical village! 

The Jinhua Municipal Government of Zhejiang Province, China, plans to preserve the original cultural atmosphere of Jinhua historical villages, while developing them for travel and ecotourism. To do so, they are looking for BC students, teachers and/or recent graduates to help promote homestay tourism in Jinhua's historical villages.

During the stay, you will have the opportunity to learn about Chinese traditional culture, witness the beauty of the historial architecture, and experience life with a Chinese family!

June 24 - July 14, 2017 - Suoyuan Vill...

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The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver has just announced two scholarship opportunities for students in British Columbia! 

For those of you looking for opportunities to go abroad and/or interested in learning about the Taiwanese culture and society, be sure to look for the following scholarships on Financial Aid for more information.

  1. 2017 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
  2. 2017 Taiwan Scholarship 

Good luck!

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We are excited to announce the launch of this year's BC Study Abroad Scholarship: Stories from Abroad.

For those of you who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or have been accepted into a study abroad program in the current calendar year, make sure you don't miss out on this opportunity and apply now!

Application Deadline: March 5, 2017

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


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Canadian students and researchers can now apply for scholarships for studies or research at the undergraduate, Master’s or PhD level that lead to a degree at an Indian university!

For more information, check out Commonwealth Scholarship Plan - India on Financial Aid.

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Ever wonder what it would be like to study abroad in China and learn the Chinese lanugage 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, 2017

For more information on this oppportunity, visit Financial Aid.


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Are you currently taking Mandarin 12 at your high school? If you are, you may be eligible for the $500 BC-China Award for Excellence in Chinese!

In order to be eligible to apply for this award, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Ordinarily reside in BC
  • Be school-age (not older than 19 years of age by June 30, 2017)
  • Be enrolled as a full-time Grade 12 student at a public or independent school in BC
  • Have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 11 level in BC with a minimum course grade of 86% – course completion attained through challenge, equivalency or other course credit is not eligible
  • Be enrolled in or have completed a Mandarin Chinese...
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We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2016 year end BCSA Contest. We received lovely stories, photos and albums from a wide cross-section of students and alumni.

BCSA helps make short-term study abroad more accessible, affordable and enjoyable for students from BC post-secondary institutions. The BCSA contest is hosted annually, so remember to check back again next year and participate to win great prizes!

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

The winner of our grand prize is Brittny Schroeter from College of the Rockies. Brittny is in her third year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, BC. She participate...

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We are pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Remes Family Study Abroad Scholarship Winner at this time. Congratulations to Iris Kha from Capilano University! 

Be sure to check out our student blog section regularly. Iris will be posting her experiences as she studies abroad in Vienna, Austria! 

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