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Global Peer Community

The Global Peer Community (GPC) is open to all BCIT students who want to make friends across campus through social activities, while sharing and learning about other cultures and building intercultural leadership skills.

What are the benefits of joining this program?

By participating in the GPC program, you are one step ahead in making lifelong friends from around the world. The program’s main pillars in social connection, cultural knowledge and intercultural leadership all work to create a fulfilling and impactful experience.

You will not only build enriching and meaningful friendships through our various social activities, but you’ll improve on your intercultural competencies. In addition, you will get a taste of some of the exciting global learning opportunities offered at BCIT.

School of Business +Media students have the added benefit of taking sampler opportunities in our Global Education Ambassadors program and Global Connect that enhance your global learning experience.

When you attend six or more activities, with at least two noted attendances in each program pillar, you will be awarded a statement of achievement.

How is the program running in Fall 2021/Winter 2022?

The GPC program is designed in a hybrid model of in-person and virtual events to enable you to meet with fellow BCIT students at your convenience to learn more about different cultures.  Each month will have an activity that adds to your social connection, cultural knowledge and intercultural leadership facilitated by the Global Relations office.

Our team will support you with relevant information, resources and guidance to make meaningful connections at BCIT every step along the way.


Students unable to attend in-person activities are guaranteed access to at least six virtual activities throughout the year.

How do I register? Is it free?

All current BCIT students can register for free online. 

Next steps after registration?

Once you register, you’re officially a member of the Global Peer Community. You will receive regular invitations to all the upcoming events and be on your way to enhancing your student life at BCIT.