Study Abroad Support Services and Helpful Links
BCSAC institutions have study abroad offices and advisors who support their students through the application process, destination institution application process, pre-departure planning and cultural preparation, transfer credit process and re-adjustment transition upon return home. Please visit the Find a Study Abroad Program page to access a direct link to the study abroad office and advisor at your BCSAC institution.
Destination institutions affiliated with BCSAC institutions will provide support services to students but services will vary between institutions. If you need assistance while you participating in a study abroad program, please contact the study abroad advisor at your destination university or visit the following websites to explore additional support resources:
- Access-able Travel Source has Information for travellers with special needs
- BC Student Loan Service Bureau
- BCCAT (BC Council on Admissions and Transfer)
- Canadian Embassies and Consulates Abroad Directory is a comprehensive list of Government of Canada diplomatic & consular missions overseas
- Canadian Passport Application Online
- CBIE (Canadian Bureau for International Education)
- CBIE's “Guardian Angel” Guide: How to be a Supportive Parent when our Young Adult Decides to Work or Study Abroad
- Centre for Disease Control provides health information for students studying abroad
- Foreign Representatives in Canada List
- Health Canada website has travel alerts and immunization information
- Foreign Currency Exchange Converter offers an easy way to translate foreign costs into Canadian dollars
- DFAIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) provides essential information for Canadians abroad.
- Mobility International empower people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development
- NAFSA Rainbow SIG has links and resources for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered international student community and study abroad students.
- Transitions Abroad Magazine is a resource for finding meaningful experiential work abroad, study abroad, cultural travel overseas, and international living.