International Field Schools

BCIT Business Field School programs expand applied learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, providing enriching academic and cultural experiences. Summer Field School students participate in courses led by BCIT instructors, which are supplemented with international guest speakers and guided tours.

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. All of the events will be scheduled by the Field School program.

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Field Schools:

  1. Austria and Italy [June 23 - July 13, 2019]

    Cities: Vienna, Vicenza, Verona, Bologna, Trieste, and Venice
    Companies: Ludwig Reiter, Lamborghini or Ferrari, Illy Caffe, Ducati, McArthur Glen Outlet, Chiarli Winery, Giorgio Armani, FRAU, Bisazza Mosaico, and Granarolo
    Historical and Cultural Sites: Museum of Applied Arts, Albertina Museum, Belvedere Palace and Museum, The Opera House in Vienna, Andrea Palladio's Teatro Olimpico and Villas, UNIBO, Verona's Arena, and wine tasting

    In your free time, you can visit the Alps, Florence, the hill towns of Tuscany, Lake Garda, or Rome.
  2. Spain [July 1 - July 19, 2019]

    Cities: Barcelona
    Companies: Massimo Dutti, Design Hub Barcelona, Bismart, Twenty50, and Barcelona Activa
    Historical and Cultural Sites: La Sagrada Familia and Antoni Gaudi's most celebrated buildings, Royal Basilica of Montserrat, Catalonia's medieval villages, and Picaso Museum

    In your free time, you can visit Madrid, San Sebastien, or Granada.
  3. Japan [July 21 - August 10, 2019]

    Cities: Nagoya, Tokyo, and Yokohama
    Companies: Central Japan Railway Company, JAL, Kirin, Nissan, Nissin Foods, NISMO, SEGA, Sony, and Toyota
    Historical and Cultural Sites: Meiji Shrine, Mori Art Museum, Nagoya Castle, Nagoya City Science Museum, National Art Center, 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.

Who can go: Anyone 19 years or older

What is included:

  • Two 3.0 credit courses
  • Field trips to course-related sites and companies
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Cultural program
  • Ground transportation
  • Free time for own travel

Early bird cost: $5,295
Application and deposit must be received by November 15, 2018

Cost: $5,595
Application deadline is February 15, 2019

*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:

Student Testimonials

"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