Students of a learn abroad opportunity in Japan. Photo: BCIT.

BCSA Consortium member profile: BCIT

Sep 26, 2018    Source: Chelsea Dibble


With widespread evidence of the personal, academic, and societal benefits of students completing study abroad programs, BCCIE is profiling members of the British Columbia Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium.

The BCSA Consortium is a group of BC post-secondary institutions that work together to encourage students to gain international academic experience by offering short-term study abroad programs across disciplines and countries around the world.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is our first profile.

BCIT Business Summer Field Schools

Open to anyone 19 years or older, BCIT Business Field School programs expand applied learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Courses are led by BCIT instructors and supplemented with international guest speakers and guided tours. Students learn about international business practices by visiting multinational companies and are fully immersed in the local culture.

“Our field school programs give students the opportunity to study in completely foreign environments, providing enriching academic and cultural experiences,” says Mark Nakamura, International Programs Advisor at BCIT.

Offer to schools:

BCIT Business encourages faculty or staff participation. For example, if your institution is able to send 10 students on a field school, BCIT will cover the costs of accommodation, tours, and cultural excursions for one staff or faculty.

In 2019, the options for the BCIT Summer Field School include Austria and Italy, Spain, or Japan.