Outbound Student Mobility program can provide opportunities for BCIT students to gain in-demand international skills and experience during and after their studies. When domestic students study and work abroad, they develop transferable skills like adaptability, problem-solving, resilience and intercultural competencies. They also develop new relationships that can lead to higher earnings and better employment.
In addition to giving students international learning experiences, outbound student mobility plays an important role towards achieving Canada’s trade diversification goals and strengthening international networks.
The MOST Global Talent Internship Program, sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) with application deadline on March 26, 2021.
The MOST Global Talent Internship Program is an 8-week long paid internship program organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology Center for Global Affairs and Science Engagement, Taiwan (MOST GASE). The program is designed for international students to gain practical experiences at top laboratories and corporations in Taiwan during the Summer (28 June- 25 August) of 2021. Participants will receive accommodation subsidy at approximate CAD2,000.
The topic for this year’s MOST GTI Program is focused on “Green Tech (Sustainability) and Bio Tech (Smart Healthcare). Hosting organizations include National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Carrefour, EnBW, Signofy, STMicroelectronics, TÜV Rheinland, wpd, and 24 leading Taiwanese universities, to name a few. In addition to the internship portion, the program also features expert lectures, corporate visits, Mandarin courses, and other cultural activities.
Should you have further question about the program, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Lisa Hou, program coordinator (at firstname.lastname@example.org or +886 2 3366 2121 Ext. 118) at any time.
The Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) is funded by the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in partnership with British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and is administered jointly by Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). While open to all Canadian or Permanent Residents, the program targets underrepresented students who identify as Indigenous, low-income students, and students with disabilities to develop the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly globalized and changing economy.
To assist BCIT Students with the cost of study or work integrated learning abroad, selected participants may be eligible to receive up to CAD $10,000.00 per student. The amount of funding you qualify for is determined based on financial need, the length of your international experience, and destination costs.
Review the Global Skills Opportunity web page
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must be a Canadian or permanent citizen of Canada. International students are not eligible for funding.
- Must be enrolled as a Full Time or Flexible Learning BCIT student who have completed at least six (6) credits) at BCIT with no FAIL, Unsatisfactory, or Incomplete grade at the time of study or work integrated learning abroad experience.
- Enrolled in a BCIT credential program that is eligible for StudentAid BC (credential programs lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree).
- The GSO funding will partially cover the costs and expenses to study or work integrated learning abroad experience.
- The funding will be provided in accordance with BCIT Travel and Expense Reimbursement policy.
- Participate in pre-departure training sessions.
The selection committee will consider the following criteria in their decision process.
- While available to all BCIT students, special considerations will be given to low-income students, Indigenous students, and students with disabilities.
- The benefit gained between the proposed international experience to the student’s academic, future career and professional goals.
- A clear link between the proposed international experience to strengthening the relevant skills with the integration of digital learning and work strategies.
- Accepted into an international experience program outside of Canada
- Strong interest and commitment to fully participate in a study abroad and work integrated learning abroad experience
Applicants must demonstrate accountability by:
• At least two weeks prior to the start of your international experience (physical or virtual) and within two weeks after travel, students must register using the invitation sent via e-mail and create a Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) account to complete all pre and post participation reports. ** No grades will be awarded until this is complete.
• Reconciling and submitting proof of all expenses to be covered by Global Skills Opportunity (e.g. accommodations, students tuition, boarding pass, etc).
How to Apply
Awards subject to cancellation
BCIT International matching funding to complement outbound mobility funding that domestic students receive from other sources, are currently not available due to the pandemic. Further notice will be posted once institute resumes funding on this International business case.
The resources that were developed for supporting students going overseas remain available on: