Welcome to the Business & Media Study Abroad program at BCIT! Study Abroad and enjoy a life-changing experience on Canada’s west coast! In this program, you can study in Vancouver, Canada for one/two terms while taking up to four courses per term.
At the BCIT School of Business + Media you’ll put theory into practice, learn from industry professionals, be part of a vibrant student community and live in one of the best cities in the world. As a Study Abroad student, you can take up to four courses per term from any of our different business and media programs. Choose from more than 300 courses from our 100+ programs at BCIT Business + Media to build a customized curriculum that is tailored specifically to your goals.
For more information, check out our program video below, read the stories of previous study abroad students, discover the top reasons to study at BCIT or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Study Abroad program has three application processing periods each year. Choose from the winter (January), spring/summer (April), or fall ( September) to study at a time that works for you. Please note that the entrance requirements are the same for all three terms.
Costs & Supplies
As every students coming to study in Canada has a unique budget, we’ve put together an approximate monthly cost list of essentials here in Vancouver in 2023:
|Average Cost of Living:||$2,850.00|
|Average Cost of Rent:||$2,020.00|
|Average Cost of Entertainment:||$215.00|
|Average Cost of Groceries:||$230.00|
|U-Pass/Transportation:||$98 – $177.00|
As a Study Abroad student you can choose up to four courses from any of our different program areas at BCIT Business + Media. We offer both daytime “Full-Time” classes in the fall and winter terms, and “Flexible-Learning” classes year-round that take place in the evenings and on weekends. As a Study Abroad student you are able to mix and match your courses. We strongly recommend taking at least two of your courses from one Full-Time program for the best experience at BCIT. This will give you an opportunity to build relationships with domestic students.
To get started, explore courses available in the Winter Term (January to April 2023).
1. Study Abroad by Design
Sample of Study Abroad Course Selection:
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
|BUSA 2905||Managing Conflict in Workplace||3.0|
|MKTG 3517||Brand and Campaign Strategy||4.0|
|MKTG 3527||Consumer Experience Marketing||4.0|
|ORGB 1100||Organizational Behaviour||3.0|
2. Study Abroad Statement of Completion
3. Study Abroad with Language Development
If you don’t meet our general Study Abroad (Option 1) Entrance Requirements or are looking to further develop your English language skills, Study Abroad with Language Development is for you. Please note: Study Abroad with Language Development runs for two consecutive terms each year starting in the spring (April) and continuing into the fall (September) term.
During the first term you will take COMM 0004, COMM 0029, COMM 0005, and COMM 0030 (half term courses), and two entry level business courses of your choosing. See the available business courses for Study Abroad with Language Development:
|MKTG 1102||Essentials of Marketing|
|MKTG 1323||Effective Presentation Skills|
|ORGB 1105||Organizational Behaviour|
|OPMT 1110||Business Mathematics|
|BUSA 1060||Canadian Business and Society|
|BSYS 1001||Business Information Systems|
After successfully completing the first term of Study Abroad with Language Development you will meet the general Study Abroad (Option 1) Entrance Requirements or IELTS 6.5 English level. In term two you will take COMM 1106 and three business courses of your choosing.
After selecting your courses through your chosen course selection method, record your selected courses in order of preference in the Study Abroad Course Selection form to submit with your application. Please note: course offerings are subject to change and Study Abroad students acquire credits, not a BCIT degree.
If you need assistance with your course selection, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
For additional program details, please download our BCIT Study Abroad Brochure or continue reading more important information that should be taken into considerations before you come to Canada:
As of the Spring-Summer 2023 intake, students are now able to take courses from our School of Energy and School of Computing! Please note: Courses will only be available to students who meet course prerequisites. Students can take a maximum of two engineering or computing courses per term with the remaining being business focussed. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At BCIT, we offer affordable On-Campus Housing options at our Burnaby Campus where you can live with other domestic and international students. Accommodation is limited so we recommend applying as soon as possible for the best chance at securing your room. More information for how to apply for housing will be provided once you’ve been accepted into the Business & Media Study Abroad program.
If you choose to stay off campus, please visit our Housing Guide to help you get started looking for accommodation off-campus.
Medical insurance is mandatory while attending BCIT. Gaurd.me private medical insurance will be automatically added to your program tuition unless you opt out. To opt out, please email proof of medical insurance for the duration of your studies to email@example.com before the start of your program.
Life on Campus
As a BCIT student you will have access to our services on campus. These include free tutoring, recreation services such as a fitness centre and gym, access to counsellors and doctors on campus, and much more! We will provide more information on all of the services provided to you in your welcome orientation.
Please visit our Important Dates page to see application deadlines, program start dates, orientation dates, and examination periods for each term.
Travel to Canada
We understand that travelling to Canada during a global pandemic can be unpredictable and cause unexpected immediate changes to you travel plans. BCIT has developed a Travel to Canada Guide to provide up to date, accurate information. Please use this guide for planning your trip to Canada to plan for travel restrictions, study permits, quarantine plans, or vaccination requirements.
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