Posted by on

By: Runming Gao, The University of Victoria, winner of the Spring 2022 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: The United Kingdom

The half-year exchange study ended. I often thought of that precious experience after returning to Canada. I always felt lucky to study abroad before my graduation. During the half year, I received the famous higher education of the UK. I also learned the unique culture and history of the UK. What’s more, I made friends with people from all over the world, who I am missing now.

The University of Manchester is very famous and ranks high in QS rankings. I did find out that UMancheser is demanding. For example, full time students are required to take at least five courses in one seme...

Category: Student Blog
Posted by on

Thank you to everyone who participated in our scholarship!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2022 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship.

Congratulations to: 

  1. Tatu Meagher, Simon Fraser University 
  2. Alec Weinstein, North Island College
  3. Leigh Tipper, Vancouver Island University

Our winners will each receive $1,000, and they will be sharing their experiences from abroad.

If you are interested in applying for our Stories from Abroad Scholarship...

Category: News Article
Posted by on

Leigh Tipper, Vancouver Island University, winner of the Fall 2022 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Norway

Leigh Tipper is a mature student who returned to school at VIU last fall. After having her two children and being a single stay-at-home mother to them, while also homeschooling, she decided that the best way to build a better future for them would be to go back to school. In four years Leigh went from struggling to find a home with them to now being in school full time and about to leave for Norway with the education abroad program. She will be bringing her kids with her and is looking forward to their big adventure! She currently studies History and has a deep interest in the medieval...

Category: News Article
Posted by on

Alec Weinstein, North Island College, winner of the Fall 2022 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: France

Alec Weinstein was born in Victoria and raised in Campbell River, British Columbia. He is a 3rd-year student at North Island College completing a BBA with a major in marketing. Currently, he is studying at Université Savoie Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In France, Alec is completing a double degree program, with his French degree being a bachelor of Outdoor International Sales and Promotion. Alec loves learning languages, meeting people, experiencing life in different cultures and tasting new foods, so being able to live in France has been a true pleasure fo him. Alec is excited to have the opportunity to s...

Category: News Article