FAQs

What is BCCIE?

The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) is committed to advancing the International Education interests of the public and private education institutions at both the K-12 and the post-secondary levels, and the Province of British Columbia, and to supporting government policy, the BC International Education Strategy, and all regions and communities across the province.

BCCIE supports BC’s diverse International Education sectors by actively promoting the province as the premier education destination of choice in Canada for international learners from around the globe, encouraging global opportunities for BC learners, and providing leadership in strategies, internationalization, best practices, knowledge and professional development opportunities that help create learning environments and communities that are progressive, open, welcoming, and valuable to international learners and their families. This, in turn, enriches the lives of all participants in International Education, including preparing BC’s domestic students to be better global citizens, and leads to tangible economic, political, and social benefits for the province.

What is StudyInBC?

StudyinBC is a BCCIE program that promotes the province as a top education destination to prospective students and parents in key international markets.

The StudyinBC website (StudyinBC.com) enables prospective international students to learn about BC's education system and way of life. StudyinBC.com features content and interactive tools to inspire and inform, and to connect students to public and private institutions across the province. StudyinBC represents all public and private institutions in BC, including K-12, Post-Secondary and Language schools.

What is BCSA?

BC Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium helps make short-term study abroad more accessible, affordable and enjoyable for both students and institutions. BCSA is a program administered by BCCIE on behalf of a consortium of BC post-secondary schools.

Through the BCSA Consortium, students from one BC post-secondary institution may attend the study abroad program of another and receive transfer credits. Participating institutions can promote their own study abroad programs to students within the Consortium while fulfilling key goals towards internationalization and supporting best practices in student experience.

Students can access BCStudyAbroad.ca for up to date information on all study abroad programs and to apply online to the program of their choice.

To join the BCSA Consortium please contact info [at] bcstudyabroad.ca

What is the Mentorship Program?

We have two types of Mentorship Programs, formal and self-directed, with the goal to enhance the BC tradition of exchange of best practices between generations and cultures of International Education professionals.

Who can apply? Anyone who is interested in the International Education Sector is welcome to apply to join these programs

A MENTOR is: A higher level administrator or professor currently living and working in BC with 8+ years of experience (this can vary depending on the individual’s accomplishments and leadership experience) in a specific sector and field of International Education.

A MENTEE is: A practicing International Educator currently living and working in BC interested in receiving guidance and support in a specific sector (Language, K-12 or Post-Secondary) of International Education.

You can learn more about the Mentorship Program here.

How can I get involved in sponsoring or partnering with BCCIE?

We have many sponsorship opportunities! Perhaps the most obvious one is our annual conference, Summer Seminar. We have three sponsorship packages available to conference sponsors – gold, silver and bronze, and you can read more about them here.

One of our key programs – BC Study Abroad – funds BC students in need to go abroad during their post-secondary years. If you’d like to help with donations or travel points, please email info [at] bcstudyabroad.ca or contact ebrin [at] bccie.bc.ca.

If you would like to talk about other sponsorship or partnership opportunities, please contact us.

 

Who are BCCIE's Board of Directors?

BCCIE is governed by a Board of Directors that ensure our operations reflect the mandate, direction and the interests of our many stakeholders. The composition of the Board reflects BCCIE’s mandate and BC’s diverse International Education sector, with representatives from public and private post-secondary universities and colleges, public and independent K-12, private English language and career training institutions, and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Ministry of Education and Ministry of International Trade.

For a listing of current members, refer to our Board of Directors page.