Information resources in response to COVID-19

APRIL 1, 2020     Source: BCCIE

At BCCIE we would like to provide our partners with a list of virtual resources on how the international education community is adapting, preparing, and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. This list will be continually updated.     Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Education by design: The impact of artificial intelligence on e-learning Free webinar Date: April 2 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT Faced ...

Government of Canada information resources – COVID-19

MARCH 11, 2020     Source: Government of Canada

Cabinet Committee on the federal response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (PMO)   Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update (PHAC) Outbreak update Symptoms and treatment Prevention and risks Being prepared For health professionals Canada’s response Travel advice Travel Advice and Advisories (GAC)    Travel Health Notices (PHAC) China (Avoid non-essential travel) Hong Kong (Practise usual ...

Canada had another year of record growth in international student numbers

MARCH 3, 2020     Source: Chelsea Dibble

According to recently released data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), there were 642,480 international students in Canada as of December 31, 2019. Counted by IRCC as study permit holders, the number of international students in Canada last year represented a 13 percent increase from the previous year. Earning the top spot was India with 219,855 study permit holders. Following India was China, which sent ...

Study abroad scholarships in Taiwan

FEBRUARY 10, 2020     Source: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver (TECO)

The 2020 Taiwan Scholarship Program and the 2020 Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program have both been announced. They are excellent opportunities for BC students to study in Taiwan with support from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver (TECO). 2020 Taiwan Scholarship 2020 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship In addition to the Huayu Enrichment program for studying Mandarin in Taiwan, the ...

24/7 mental health support on the way for post-secondary students

JANUARY 28, 2020     Source: BC Government

Victoria, BC — The Province has selected Morneau Shepell to develop a free mental health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students throughout British Columbia. After a rigorous procurement process, Morneau Shepell was chosen to create and operate a 24/7 mental health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students at all public and private post-secondary institutions in B.C. The company will ...

Scholarships in Canada for Southeast Asian students

JANUARY 2, 2020     Source: Global Affairs Canada

Scholarships for students from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Apply by March 5!

B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese

DECEMBER 20, 2019     Source: BC Government

British Columbia’s Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese. The award promotes the study of Chinese language and culture by B.C. students developing their intercultural awareness and skills. The B.C.-China Award for Excellence in Chinese is a collaborative scholarship program offering up to fifty (50) $500 Awards for B.C. ...

Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

NOVEMBER 28, 2019     Source: Global Affairs Canada

Short-term scholarships for Canadians to study abroad in China. Application deadline: January 23, 2020.

International student numbers in US at all-time high but new enrollments declining

NOVEMBER 18, 2019     Source: Chelsea Dibble

Recent stats on the high number of international students in the United States have been dominating headlines. The 2019 Open Doors Report, produced by the Institute of International Education (IIE), states international student numbers in the US increased by 0.05 percent in the 2018/19 academic year to reach an all-time high of 1,095,299, the fourth consecutive year with more than one million international students. However, while ...

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Bridging Oceans

NOVEMBER 12, 2019     Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

The APAIE 2020 Conference and Exhibition will highlight new and rising powers, economies and regions around the world.

Travelling to China in 2019-20? Here’s what you need to know about visas

OCTOBER 7, 2019     Source: BCCIE

Whether travelling to China for business or pleasure, it’s important to use the correct visa. The type of visa you apply for depends on the main purpose of your visit. Failure to use the correct visa may result in penalties by Chinese authorities. Categories and description of visas An “L” visa is issued to those who are going to China for tourism purposes only. An “F” visa is issued to those who plan to visit ...

Now open: Global Internship Conference Call for Proposals

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019     Source: Global Internship Conference

Submit a proposal for GIC 2020 | Internship Ability: Accessibility, Scalability, Sustainability. The deadline is November 15, 2019.