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 Netherlands

Dates: 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


Dates: June 28 - July 15, 2020
Cities: Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Osaka
Companies: Daimon Sake Brewery, Kirin Brewery Company, Pasona Inc., 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, 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
Early bird price:
  • Austria/Italy and Japan: $5,395
  • Belgium/Netherlands: $4,395
Early bird application and deposit must be received by November 15, 2019.

Regular price:
  • Austria/Italy and Japan: $5,695
  • Belgium/Netherlands: $4,695
Application deadline is February 15, 2020

*Airfare and personal expenses not included.

How to Apply

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