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By: Maria Gabriela Rivera Monterrosa, University of Victoria, winner of the spring 2020 BC Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: France

As someone who grew up dreaming of living in Europe for at least a semester, I was sure that if given the opportunity I’d definitely pick a major city–like Paris, Milan or London. To everyone’s surprise, when the opportunity arrived and I had to pick a city to go on exchange in, I ended up picking a small French city over Paris.

The city I picked is called Reims: a city that is just a short forty-five minute train ride from Paris with a population of fewer than three-hundred thousand people. Famous for being home to some of the most famous champagne houses in the world and its historical importan...

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Are you currently studying or planning to study abroad in-person or virtually this spring? Apply now for a chance to receive a CAD$500 scholarship to enhance your learning experience abroad. BC Study Abroad Scholarships are now accepting applications.

Any student enrolled at a BC Study Abroad Consortium institution, who is enrolled in or accepted into a short-term, in-person or virtual exchange study abroad program is eligible to apply. Application deadline is Friday, March 4, 2022.

For more information or scholarship details, visit the BC Study Abroad Financial Aid page or contact


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Thank you to everyone who participated in our scholarship!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2021 Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship.

Congratulations to: 

  1. Adele Mark, University of Victoria
  2. Joshua Fang, Simon Fraser University
  3. Sophia Berezowski, Capilano University
  4. Stephanie Wong, University of Victoria

Our winners will each receive $500, and they will be sharing th...

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Stephanie Wong, University of Victoria, winner of the Fall 2021 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland

Stephanie is a fourth-year student from the University of Victoria, expecting to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in Winter 2022. She is currently in Reykjavik, Iceland, completing her exchange semester at the University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands). Stephanie has been involved with her university’s Biochemistry and Microbiology Student Society, as well as playing in soccer intramurals. Outside of school, she has played soccer with local soccer clubs for the past 17 years. Although she has done quite a lot of travelling, this is her first-time doing exchange studies and liv...

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