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BCIT Business Summer Field Schools combine academic lectures held by BCIT instructors and international guest speakers with company visits and immersive cultural activities at international locations. By attending a Field School you’ll have the opportunity to receive credits for academic courses, learn about international business practices by visiting multinational companies, and ultimately, be fully immersed in the local culture.

The options for the 2022 BCIT Summer Field School include: Austria and Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, or Japan. There are several scholarships and awards available for studying abroad.

Austria and Italy

Dates: June 26 – July 16, 2022
Theme: Luxury Marketing
Cities: Vienna, Vicenza, Milan, Bologna, Trieste, and Venice
Company visits:
Ludwig Reiter, Lamborghini or Ferrari, Illy Caffe, Ducati, McArthur Glen Outlet, Chiarli Winery, Giorgio Armani, FRAU, Bisazza Mosaico, Fincantieri Yachts, Nonino Distillatori S.r.l, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, and Granarolo
Cultural visits: Museum of Applied Arts, Albertina Museum, Belvedere Palace and Museum, The Opera House in Vienna, Andrea Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico and Villas, UNIBO, and wine tasting

  • GLBL 5001 – Luxury Marketing (3.0 credits)
  • BCST 5035 – Global Storyteller (3.0 credits)


Belgium and the Netherlands

Dates: July 24 – August 6, 2022
Theme: Risky business
Cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ghent, Bruges, and Antwerp
Companies: ING, Heineken, Port of Rotterdam, Gouda Cheese Factory, Neuhaus Chocolatier, Antwerp Diamond Centre, Brewery De Halve Maan, and Plopsa
Cultural visits: Gravensteen Medieval Castle, Historic Centre of Bruges, and Gouda Canals

  • RMGT 5007: Demystifying Risk (3.0 credits)


Dates: July 24 – August 11, 2022
Theme: Innovation
Cities: Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Yokohama and Tokyo
Companies: Daimon Sake Brewery, Kirin Brewery Company, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Tower Knives, and Toyota
Cultural visits: Cup Noodles Museum, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Japan Mint Museum, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Museum Mejiji-Mura, Nagoya Castle, Umeda Sky Building, and Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

  • GLBL 4010: The Visual Culture of Japan (3.0 credits)
  • GLBL 5002: Innovation (3.0 credits)

Please note that companies and site visits are subject to change.

Practical details

Who can go:

  • Anyone 19 years or older

What is included:

  • Two 3.0 credit courses (One 3.0 credit course for Belgium)
  • Field trips to course-related sites and companies
  • Shared accommodation and breakfast
  • Cultural program
  • Ground transportation

Regular price:

  • Austria/Italy and Japan: $5,895 – Early bird: $5,595
  • Belgium/Netherlands: $4,895 – Early bird: $4,595

Application deadlines:

  • Application deadline – February 1, 2022
  • Early bird deadline – November 15, 2021

*Airfare and personal expenses not included.

How to apply

Send a letter of intent stating why you want to participate to and complete our short application form.

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BCIT Summer Field School Brochure

Join us on the 2022 BCIT Summer Field School and choose from a variety of destinations including: Austria and Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, or Japan. Learn more about the program by downloading the brochure.