BCCIE Announces New Partnership with the Republic of Korea

Vancouver, BC — The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) is pleased to announce a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Council for University College Education (KCCE) to advance mutual education objectives between British Columbia and the Republic of Korea including joint research, teacher training, and faculty and student mobility.

The agreement will encourage and facilitate the cultural, academic, and business exchange of educational institutions for both sides including the Post-Secondary and Language sectors and will help facilitate and develop reciprocal student exchange and mobility programs between institutions.

The MOU was signed during a KCCE delegation visit to BC this week with representatives from the Republic of Korea including nine Post-Secondary presidents.


The Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

“The two-way flow of students, educators, and ideas between international partners connects learners and communities, and strengthens our connections to the world. The Republic of Korea is an important, long-standing education partner for British Columbia. We share many common interests, including the value of quality education and the importance of ensuring learners have the skills they need for the future.”

Tanya Ogilvie, Director, Operations and Communications, BCCIE

“This MOU advances BC’s academic partnerships with the Korean education system and provides additional opportunities for both Canadian and Korean faculty and students to develop new skills and expand their respective academic and professional networks. We are excited to establish our new relationship formally with KCCE.”

Sunghee Nam, President, KCCE

“I believe today lays the groundwork for promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between KCCE and BCCIE. I hope this statement of interest will lead us to tangible results such as knowledge exchange and student mobility between [the Republic of Korea and Canada] and valuable assistance to develop vocational education.”


BCCIE is a provincial Crown corporation that supports the internationalization efforts of BC’s public and independent K-12 schools, public and private colleges and universities, and language schools. It promotes international education in and for BC, to enhance BC’s international reputation for quality education, and to support the international education activities of the provincial government.

About KCCE

KCCE represents 133 vocational college members in Korea and endeavors for the successful development of post-secondary education by supporting cooperation and fostering competencies. It actively supports international exchange programs in the field of vocational education and network sector.