Summer Field Schools
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.
The options for the 2020 BCIT Summer Field School include: Austria and Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, or Japan. 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. There are several scholarships and awards available for studying abroad.
Austria and Italy
Dates: June 28 - July 18, 2020
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 NetherlandsDates: August 2 - 15, 2020
Cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ghent, Brussels, and Antwerp
Companies: ING, Heineken, RDM, Gouda Cheese Factory, Neuhaus Chocolatier, Antwerp Diamond Centre, Brewery De Halve Maan
Cultural visits: Gravensteen Medieval Castle, European Parliament, Gouda Canals, Port of Rotterdam
JapanDates: June 28 - July 18, 2020
Cities: Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Osaka
Companies: Daimon Sake Brewry, Kirin Brewery Company, ninkipen!, Pasona Inc., SEIKO, Sony Corporation, Tower Knives, and Toyota
Cultural visits: Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Gion, Japan Mint Museum, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Museum Mejiji-Mur, Nagoya Castle, Nijo Castle, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
Please note that companies and site visits are subject to change.
Practical detailsWho 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
- Austria/Italy and Japan: $5,395
- Belgium/Netherlands: $4,395
- Austria/Italy and Japan: $5,695
- Belgium/Netherlands: $4,695
How to Apply
Email us with the following information:
- A completed application form [PDF]
- A letter of intent stating why you want to participate
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