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

Study Abroad Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland

August 20th will forever hold a special place in my heart. This is the day I landed in Reykjavik, Iceland to start my 4-month exchange at the University of Iceland. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life but one of the proudest moments I’ve ever experienced. I had always known I would do an academic exchange at some point of my post-secondary career, and I knew I had the independence and maturity to do so, but it was still a challenge moving to a different continent for 4 months knowing no one there and living on my own for the first time.

Having vacat...

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BCIT is taking applications for their 2023 Summer field school programs to either Japan or Italy!

BCIT Business Summer Field Schools combine academic lectures held by BCIT instructors and international guest speakers with company visits and immersive cultural activities at international locations. By attending a field school you’ll have the opportunity to receive credits for academic courses, learn about international business practices by visiting multinational companies, and ultimately, be fully immersed in the local culture.


Dates: June 25 – July 15, 2023
Theme: Luxury Brand Management
Cities: Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice, Vicenza, Trieste
Company visits: Lamborghini, Ducati, F...

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By: Sophia Berezowski, Capilano University, winner of the Fall 2021 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Destination: Aarhus, Denmark

I’ve been waiting to move out of the home that has raised me as the person I am today for what feels like forever. I don’t mean this in a scornful way; I love where I live very much and am forever grateful for the life I have cultivated in cozy Deep Cove.

There’s something that most young people, I think, yearn for though. It’s a desire so much bigger than ourselves to create our own life completely independently and see what we can find when the whole world opens up to us.

This is how I felt when I found out I was going abroad to Aarhus, and then again when I arrived. Quite fran...

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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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