International Field Schools
The objectives of the BCIT Business Field School are to expand the applied learning process both inside and outside of the classroom, while simultaneously enriching the academic experience. Furthermore, Field School provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Field Schools:
- Austria and Italy
Cities: Vienna, Trieste, Vicenza, Verona, Venice, Bologna
Companies: Ludwig Reiter, Lamborghini or Ferrari, Ducati, Illy Caffe, Luxottica, McArther Glen Outlet, Chiarli Winery, UNIBO, Giorgio Armani, FRAU, Bisazza Mosaico, Parmiggiano Reggiano
Historical and Cultural Sites: The Museum of Applied Arts, the Albertina Museum, the Belvedere Palace and Museum, The Opera House in Vienna, Andrea Palladio's Teatro Olimpico and Villas, UNIBO, Verona's Arena, and wine tour
In your free time, you can visit Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, the Alps, Florence, the hill towns of Tuscany, Lake Garda, and Rome.
Cities: Nagoya, Tokyo, and Yokohama
Companies: Central Japan Railway Company, JAL, Kirin, Nissan, Nissin Foods, NISMO, SEGA, Sony, and Toyota
Historical and Cultural Sites: 21_21 Designs Site, Meiji Shrine, Mori Art Museum, Nagoya Castle, Nagoya City Science Museum, National Art Center, SCAI The Bathhouse, and Studio Ghibli Museum
In your free time, you can visit Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka.
Students attending the Field School have the opportunity to receive credit for academic courses, learn about international business practices by visiting international companies, and ultimately, to be fully immersed in the culture by means of guided tours, activities, events, sports, and interaction with local people.
When: June 24 - July 14, 2018 [Austria and Italy]
July 22 - August 20, 2018 [Japan]*
Who can go: Anyone 19 years or older
What is included:
- Two 3.0 credit courses
- Shared accommodation and breakfast
- Transportation between cities
- Field trips to course related sites and companies
- Cultural program
- Free time for your own travel
Early Bird cost: $4,995 by November 15, 2017
Application deadline is February 15, 2018
*Dates, companies, and site visits are subject to change
How to Apply
Interested in applying to the Field School program? Email us with the following information:
- A completed application form
- A letter of intent stating why you want to participate in the program
"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