International Field Schools
The objective of the BCIT School of Business Field School is to expand the applied learning process both inside and outside of the classroom while at the same time, enriching academic experience for its participants as well as providing professional development opportunity for its faculty and staff. The BCIT School of Business Field School offers students the possibility to attend intensive courses held by instructors from BCIT and international guest speakers abroad.
We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Field Schools:
- Austria and Italy
Cities: Vienna, Salzburg, Trieste, Vicenza, Verona, Venice, Bologna
- Spain and France
Cities: Barcelona, Toulouse, Paris
Students attending the Field School have the opportunity to receive credits for academic courses, to learn about European business practices by visiting international companies, and ultimately, to be fully immersed in the culture by means of guided tours, activities, sports, interaction with local people, and all of the events scheduled by the Field School Program
When: June 26 - July 16, 2016*
Who can go: Anyone 19 years or older
What is included:
- Two 3.0 credit courses Austria and Italy: BUSA 5030 Luxury Brand Management and COMM 7100 Introduction to Intercultural Competency in International Business
- Shared accommodation and breakfast
- Transportation around Europe
- Field trips to course related sites and companies
- Cultural program
- Free time for own travel
Spain and France: BUSA 5030 Innovation and Creativity for Business and COMM 7100 Introduction to Intercultural Competency in International Business
Cost: $4,450* - Application deadline is April 1, 2016
*Cost estimate - prices subject to change
How to Apply
Interested in applying to the summer school program? Email us the following information:
- A completed application form
- A letter of intent stating why they want to participate in the program
Stay tuned for more details about visiting cities and companies!
*Dates, companies, and site visits are subject to change
"This experience was incredible. I was able to see and do things not available to ordinary people on vacation, including visiting neat businesses and learning about the ways that they conduct business. This aspect enriched our learning experience by having the opportunity to see and learn with our own eyes. I will forever be changed by this experience and have a great appreciation for the BCIT faculty for hosting such a wonderful trip. Thank you again!"
~ Andrea, BBA Student
"The ability to connect with people, understand cultural norms and communicate through non-verbal cues can play a major factor in engaging and maintaining global partnerships. I strongly encourage all students to participate and immerse themselves into this program. The long lasting relationships, unforgettable memories and an appreciation of the world is what I have gained through this program."
~ Angelo, BBA Student