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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 2021 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 27 – July 17, 2021
Cities: Vienna, Vicenza, 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

Belgium and the Netherlands

Dates: July 25 – August 7, 2021
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


Dates: July 25 – August 12, 2021
Cities: Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Osaka
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

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: $5,695 – Early bird: $5,395
  • Belgium/Netherlands: $4,695 – Early bird: $4,395

Application deadlines:

  • Application deadline – February 1, 2021
  • Early bird deadline – November 15, 2020

*Airfare and personal expenses not included.

How to apply

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