International schools teach the world in Canada

OCTOBER 1, 2015     Source: The Globe and Mail

Quality education for all listed in the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015     Source: Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

The UN has listed “inclusive and equitable quality education” for all among its goals for Agenda 2030, an inter-governmental set of targets relating to international development.

Nominate a student for the BC International Business Studies Award

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

Do you know a student with strong global leadership skills? In a continued effort to foster an export culture in Canada, and create a workforce that is globally minded, the BC Export Award Committee is pleased to offer the 2015 International Business Studies Award. This Award recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership, excelled […]

2016 Faculty Recruitment Opportunities at Ashoka University in Kundli, India

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015     Source: BCCIE News

Please see the below faculty recruitment announcement from Ashoka University, a renowned liberal arts university located in Kundli, India, one hour North of Delhi. ________________________________________ Dear colleagues, Last year was a big year for Ashoka University in many ways. We doubled in faculty size and welcomed some wonderful visiting and […]

Announcing COMPASS Fall 2015

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

The launch of COMPASS in December 2014 was a success story for the International Education sector in BC. The first issue received hundreds of hits at publication time. Stakeholders access our online publication to learn more about BC’s engagement in International Education and the numerous platforms and initiatives that BC stakeholders and […]

Roundtable on access to skilled labour for the International Education sector

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015     Source: Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

Representatives from the International Education sector met with the federal and provincial governments today to discuss skilled labour initiatives and human resource planning, as part of a series of roundtables being held over coming months with sectors highlighted in the BC Jobs Plan.

Canada introduces new travel authorization requirement

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015     Source: ICEF

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is moving to implement a new Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) requirement for foreign visitors this year, including international students.

Mission marks two decades of friendship, trade between sister provinces

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015     Source: Office of the Premier

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the B.C.-Guangdong Sister Province agreement and promoting exports in key sectors such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), agrifoods, clean technology and information and communications technology (ICT) are the focus of a fall trade mission to China by Premier Christy Clark.

Tokyo and B.C. team up to support students

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015     Source: Ministry of Education

Students from British Columbia and Tokyo, Japan will get the chance to connect – with each other – thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed today by B.C.’s Ministry of Education and the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education.

BCCIE announces Memorandum of Understanding with university consortium in Rio de Janeiro

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015     Source: Colin Doerr

New opportunities in Brazil for BC institutions The Canadian Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil recently hosted a number of Canadian and Brazilian post-secondary institutions in recognition of the development and growth of International Education cooperation. The event included the signing of a number of important Memoranda of Understanding […]

Congrats to the BC winners of the 2015 STM Star Awards

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015     Source:

Opinion: Back to school for international students, too

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015     Source: Vancouver Sun

It’s early September and excitement is in the air. Young people in Vancouver are back at school. Howver, when we think of back-to-school, we rarely think about international students.

North Island College International Education Update

SEPTEMBER 3, 2015     Source: North Island College

After five and one-half years with North Island College, Mark Herringer has made the decision to leave his position as Executive Director, International Education to pursue a similar job at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. Mark has provided outstanding leadership in helping to build a strong team in the International […]

International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme now accepting applications

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015     Source: UNA-Canada

Deadline: September 15 Are you flexible, adaptable and comfortable in challenging situations? Can you see yourself working in a UN office promoting human rights, the rule of law, and sustainable development? For nearly two decades, the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) has matched hundreds of qualified Canadians with UN agencies […]

BC launches K-12 International Homestay Guidelines

AUGUST 28, 2015     Source: BC Goverment

Taking in an international student is a great way parents can connect their kids to the world and new experiences, and help students from other countries come to B.C. and Canada to take advantage of one of the best education systems in the world.

BC schools taking brand to Brazil, Vietnam

AUGUST 26, 2015     Source: Vancouver Sun

Representatives from BC schools will be visiting Brazil, Southeast Asia and Japan between now and November in an effort to boost the province’s educational brand abroad and to attract more international students. The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) said it is working with provincial and federal officials on the missions, dubbed […]

School districts blaze online into Next Generation

AUGUST 26, 2015     Source: BC Government

Schools move into the Next Generation High-speed internet, enhanced security services, mobile technology and digital instruction are finding their way into more BC classrooms this year. 

Nominate a student for the BC Export Awards!

AUGUST 24, 2015     Source: BC Export Awards

With one out of every three jobs in Canada linked directly to goods and service exports, few would dispute that trade is a vital component of Canada’s economic health. By the same token, we believe the development of today’s youth – tomorrow’s international business leaders – is equally important.  

BCCIE attends 18th Annual Teochew Convention in Vancouver

AUGUST 21, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

Vancouver, BC – Approximately 3000 Teochew people comprised of over 200 associations worldwide gathered this week at the Vancouver Convention Centre to promote the exchange of culture, trade and social ties between communities and internationally.    The occasion was the 18th Annual Teochew Convention, a three-day event from August 19–21 that […]

New Report – Internationalization of Higher Education within the European Context

AUGUST 14, 2015     Source: BCCIE

The European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education has released a new study on the Internationalization of Higher Education within the European context. It is based on two surveys, an analysis of the role of digital learning, ten national reports from Europe and seven from outside Europe. The study puts forth conclusions and […]

A review of the International Student Program at Kootenay Lake School District

AUGUST 14, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

Nelson, BC has a rich cultural history. In 1987, Nelson International School opened on the former grounds of Notre Dame University, welcoming over 250 Japanese students to study English and business. The school had a positive impact on the community and economy, creating 80 direct jobs.  So, 17 years ago, when […]

Donate your frequent flyer miles to help BC youth study abroad

AUGUST 14, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

Sending more domestic students abroad is part of BC’s International Education Strategy. Graduates with international experience globalize our workforce, bringing much needed intercultural skills to Canada. However, expenses are always listed as a top reason why students choose not study abroad. Often, the cost of an international roundtrip ticket alone […]

Announcement of Education Tenders from Oman and Qatar

AUGUST 11, 2015     Source: Ministry of Advanced Education

Government of Qatar – Tender for a new framework for Qatar’s K-12 curricula   On June 16, 2015, during a visit to Qatar, the Minister of Advanced Education of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Hon. Clyde Jackman, met with Qatar’s Minister of Education and Higher Education, HE Dr. Mohamed Ben Abdel […]

Mike Bernier is now the appointed Minister of Education

JULY 30, 2015     Source: BC Government News

Premier Christy Clark announced the following changes in cabinet responsibilities today: Peter Fassbender is now Minister of Community, Sport, Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for Translink. Coralee Oakes is Minister of Small Business, Red-Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch. Naomi Yamamoto is Minister of State for […]

BCCIE: focus on student support, global challenges

JULY 30, 2015     Source: The PIE News

Education institutions in British Columbia should emphasise international student retention and support alongside recruitment efforts. This was one of the talking points at the BC Council for International Education’s annual Summer Seminar last month, where discussions focused on balancing institutional requirements and global challenges.

Awards celebrate excellence in BC int’l education

JULY 24, 2015     Source: The PIE News

Fraser International College, British Columbia’s largest pathway provider, has won the BC Council for International Education’s Outstanding Program in International Education Award, in BCCIE’s 2015 awards celebrating excellence in the sector. FIC won the accolade for its Peer Education Program, a tutorial course including skills workshops and opportunities to gain […]

Where all the world’s students are moving across the globe in one infographic

JULY 22, 2015     Source: Business Insider

We live in a globalized and fluid world. It seems like hardly anybody stays in the same place anymore their entire lives.  International students get a particularly early jump. The International Removals Company – Movehub's goal is to provide information for people looking to move abroad. They've put together this fantastic infographic of where all […]

Survey: College of the Rockies ranked #1 in Canada by international students

JULY 21, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

College of the Rockies has done it again. For the third year in a row, the College was ranked by international students as number one in Canada and, for the second consecutive year, first in the world for overall average student satisfaction. Conducted by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) […]

Educating global citizens

JULY 13, 2015     Source: Canadian Universities Report published by The Globe and Mail

What you don’t know will hurt you Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina and Chair of Universities Canada’s Standing Committee on International Relations I remember as a child hearing the saying “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” After close to four decades in the […]

VFS and BCIT launch unprecedented partnership

JULY 3, 2015     Source: Vancouver Film School (VFS)

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Film School (VFS) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) announce a first-of-its-kind partnership. The VFS Pathway is a cross-institutional agreement enabling VFS graduates to fast-track into the BCIT School of Business and be eligible to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at BCIT.

Asia as an international education hub

JULY 3, 2015     Source: Study Travel Magazine

English-medium education is on the up in Asia, largely due to affordability and an influx of quality schools and programmes. However, while some governments are injecting money into the international education industry, others are withdrawing funding.

Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman is featured speaker at the BCCIE Summer Seminar

JULY 3, 2015     Source: OHIO: Compass

Campus Dean and Associate Professor of German at Ohio University Zanesville Dr. Jenifer Cushman delivered the luncheon plenary address and served on the Global Experts panel at the BCCIE 2015 Summer Seminar in Whistler, Canada. 

These Countries Have The Most Students Studying Abroad [Infographic]

JULY 2, 2015     Source: Niall McCarthy from Statista on Forbes

Nowhere beats China when it comes to students who study abroad. According to UNESCO, the world’s two most populous nations, China and India, send the most students overseas. China leads the way by a considerable distance with just under 700,000 students studying abroad. India is second with 189,500 while the […]

Top 20 Schools to Study VFX/Animation and Next-Gen Gaming for 2015

JUNE 25, 2015     Source: CG Student Awards

The School of the Year – Top 20 list was calculated based on the voting of over 1,000 submissions of portfolios from students and recent graduates studying at 216 International schools and training facilities. Each school was awarded points based on data collected from the performance of submissions from students […]

CBIE to build immigration program for International Education professionals

JUNE 25, 2015     Source: CBIE

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is pleased to announce that it will develop an education program addressing the advising needs of International Student Advisers (ISAs) vis-à-vis immigration policy and practice. The program will prepare ISAs working at educational institutions across Canada for the entry-to-practice exam to become Regulated […]

Brazil’s ABRUEM delegation welcomed at BCCIE Summer Seminar

JUNE 24, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

BCCIE was fortunate to be joined by ABRUEM in Whistler, BC, for the annual Summer Seminar conference. ABRUEM is a leading delegation of Brazilian rectors representing 46 public state and municipal universities throughout Brazil.  On the morning of June 23, members of ABRUEM participated in a Presidents’ Panel on the […]

Celebrating BC’s 2015 International Education Award Winners

JUNE 24, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

Whistler, BC – June 24, 2015     Distinguished education leaders from around BC, Canada and abroad gathered at the Fairmont Chateau in Whistler last night to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of International Education in British Columbia. The International Education Awards, hosted annually by the BC Council for International […]

International students continue to choose BC as a study destination

JUNE 18, 2015     Source: BC Government News

VICTORIA – Latest statistics show the number of international students choosing British Columbia as their study destination increased 22% from 94,000 students in 2009-10 to 114,600 in 2013-14. International students enrol in all levels of education in B.C., including public and private post-secondary, private language schools and K-12.

Canadian and Brazilian universities commit to advancing academic and research cooperation

JUNE 17, 2015     Source: Universities Canada

OTTAWA – Canadian universities have paved the way for improved student and faculty mobility and heightened research collaboration between Canada and Brazil. Universities Canada signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the Association of Brazilian Rectors of State and Municipal Universities during a Canada-Brazil roundtable at Rideau Hall today. ABRUEM […]

Education mission extends learning opportunities across countries and cultures

JUNE 17, 2015     Source: BC Government News

VANCOUVER – British Columbia has taken another stride toward increasing the exchange of students, educators and ideas with countries in Asia, as Education Minister Peter Fassbender returned from his five-day education mission earlier this month. The minister began his visit to The People’s Republic of China and Japan on May […]

Partnership opportunity with Japanese university in Shiminoseki

JUNE 16, 2015     Source: BCCIE

Baiko Gakuin University (BGU) is a smaller university, formerly a mission school, based in Shiminoseki, at the very southern tip of Honshu Island (where ferries depart to Pusan in Korea). They have two primary faculties of Literature/Humanities and of Early Childhood Development/Education.   BGU is looking for a college or university […]

Announcing BCCIE’s Associate Director, External Relations

JUNE 12, 2015     Source: Randall Martin

We are delighted to announce that Mr. Alan Schroeder will be joining BCCIE in the position of Associate Director, External Relations. He will be arriving directly from Japan for his first activities with BCCIE at the Whistler Summer Seminar, June 21–24.   With the growth in the number of Team BC marketing […]

Read the inspirational story behind our Summer Seminar conference bags

JUNE 8, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

Attending Summer Seminar this year? If you are, you may want to cherish your conference bag closely. We are pleased to have selected Township Patterns, a sewing collective that started from the townships of Cape Town, South Africa, as the provider of the 2015 conference bags. The Township story is not only moving, but connected […]

Japan: desire to study abroad fuelled by domestic career ambitions

JUNE 8, 2015     Source: The PIE News

More than two thirds of undergraduate students in Japan have some interest in studying abroad, new research has suggested. However, the study also showed that a far lower number want to work abroad after graduation, indicating a domestic orientation in terms of long-term career goals.

Dr. Randall Martin, Executive Director of BCCIE, visited National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

JUNE 3, 2015     Source: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Dr. Randall Martin, Executive Director of BCCIE, visited National Taiwan University of Science and Technology on June 2 in order to further develop international exchange between BC and Taiwan. After meeting with the President LIAO Qingrong and Vice Director of International Affairs Office, Mr. OU Yuchen, Dr. Martin visited Taiwan […]

New scholarship expands opportunities for international students to learn in BC

JUNE 2, 2015     Source: BC Government News

VICTORIA – A new $150,000 scholarship program will benefit 120 students from China, Japan and South Korea. Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced the new British Columbia International Education Scholarships today during his current mission to Asia. Under the program the ministry will provide each country’s students with awards totalling $50,000. […]

MEDIA ADVISORY – BCCIE to host 6th Annual Summer Seminar conference

JUNE 1, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

The British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) is hosting its Annual Summer Seminar conference in Whistler, B.C. from June 21–24, 2015. This year's theme will be Global Responsibility and Institutional Mandate: Opportunity for Innovation. Dates:          June 21–24, 2015   Location:     Fairmont Chateau Whistler,            […]

Education mission to bolster ties with China and Japan

MAY 29, 2015     Source: BC Newsroom

VANCOUVER – Education Minister Peter Fassbender is taking B.C.’s world-class education system on the road as he embarks on a five-day mission to Asia until June 4. With stops in Beijing and Tokyo, Fassbender will be promoting British Columbia’s education programs and services, reinforcing the Province’s commitment to international education […]

Beijing International Student Summer Camp

MAY 26, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

An experience of a lifetime for BC youth  This year from July 14–23, approximately 40 secondary school students from across the province will participate in the annual Beijing International Student Summer Camp. BCCIE has been partnering with the Beijing International Education Exchange (BIEE) since 2011 to coordinate this exciting international […]

New research suggests international students pay for 70,000 jobs in London

MAY 20, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

A new report shows that the economic benefits of overseas students in the capital far outweigh the cost. New research by London First and PwC has shown that international students at London universities contribute a net £2.3 billion to the UK economy, the equivalent of £34,122 per student.

BCCIE welcomes incoming delegation from Pakistan

MAY 12, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

On May 5, BCCIE welcomed a delegation of 19 Pakistani Vice Chancellors, representatives of the British Council and Higher Education Commission Pakistan. As part of a study tour the delegation attended a one-day workshop at Langara College on the topic of BC's Education and Transfer systems, led in part by […]

Spotlight on Shugaku Ryoko

MAY 7, 2015     Source: Colin Doerr

Developing short-term international study tours with BC's K-12 sector A young Japanese pioneer North of Vancouver, rising two kilometres above sea level, is a peak on a barren stretch of BC’s Coast Mountains range. Although it now appears remote, it was once close to a bustling centre where Japanese Canadians […]

Victoria agency searching the globe for students

MAY 7, 2015     Source: Times Colonist

The Greater Victoria Development Agency is angling for a bigger piece of the lucrative international-student market with a new program called Education Victoria. Launched Friday in concert with the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, Camosun College and Tourism Victoria, the campaign is hoping to bring more international students to […]

Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

MAY 5, 2015     Source: WES Research and Advisory Services on WES WENR

The number of international students from just a few countries on major U.S. campuses has increased to such a level that headlines such as “The University of China at Illinois” have been appearing in major education news media with increasing frequency. In response, and as international students continue to flock […]

Why studying in Canada might be a good option, Part 3

MAY 1, 2015     Source: Cathy McMeekan on

On a visit to colleges in British Columbia, Canada, hosted by the British Columbia Council for International Education, we were fortunate enough to visit the colleges and universities on Vancouver Island. British Columbia offers a great variety of institutions and it was evident in the options available on the island. […]

COMPASS Spring 2015 is here!

APRIL 30, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

The launch of COMPASS in December 2014 was a great success, with the first issue receiving hundreds of hits at publication time. Stakeholders access our online publication to learn more about BC’s engagement in International Education and the numerous platforms and initiatives that BC stakeholders and our international colleagues can integrate into […]

PIE Chat with Geoff Wilmshurst, Camosun College, Canada

APRIL 24, 2015     Source: The PIE News - PIE Chat

Canada’s international education sector has undergone huge upheaval in the last couple of years. Geoff Wilmshurst, director of Camosun International at Camosun College in British Columbia, talks to The PIE about the country’s national strategy for the sector, branding challenges and recruiting in smaller markets. The PIE: What kind of […]

New research provides fresh insights for reaching and engaging millennials

APRIL 17, 2015     Source: ICEF Monitor

Youth research firm Voxburner has just released a fascinating report in conjunction with YMS 2015 (Youth Marketing Strategy), a conference they recently hosted in London. The report,Youth Trends 2015, includes vital insights for educators marketing to their most important demographic: millennials. The Voxburner report is based on an online survey of 1,156 […]

Why studying in Canada might be a good option, Part 2

APRIL 15, 2015     Source: Cathy McMeekan on

On a recent college tour in British Columbia hosted by the British Columbia Council for International Education we visited several art schools in Vancouver, BC that would give students a great reason to study in BC. The area has a rich art scene and because of the booming movie production […] and Morneau Shepell launch 24/7 International Student Support Program

APRIL 15, 2015     Source:

Toronto, Canada – Effective immediately, International Insurance, one of the worl'ds largest insurance providers in the international education market, in partnership with Morneau Shepell (TSX:MSI), Canada's leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, has launched the induistry's first 24/7 International Student Support Program. Through Morneau Shepell's worldwide network, now […]

CICan officially announces phase two of the CIIP

APRIL 13, 2015     Source: College and Institutes Canada

CICan has officially signed a two-year agreement (April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2017) with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for a second phase of the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP). In this new phase of the program, CICan is collaborating with an important new partner: the International Organization for […]

Spring Education Mission to China a win for students

APRIL 10, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

BCCIE recently accompanied BC's Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson on his Education Mission to China to promote education relationships, support BC’s important education partners and encourage an increase in the two-way flow of students. The Mission, Wilkinson’s first as Minister of Advanced Education, was deemed a great success, facilitating […]

Scholarships encourage student exchanges between BCIT and China

APRIL 7, 2015     Source: BC Government

CHONGQING, CHINA – International mobility of students between British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Southwest University in China will be enhanced by up to 16 scholarships, announced Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson during a mission to China. “These scholarships will open up new opportunities for students in B.C. and […]

Spring trade missions showcase B.C.’s diverse export market in Asia

MARCH 20, 2015     Source: BC Newsroom

VANCOUVER – Promoting exports in B.C.’s priority sectors such as digital media, education, clean technology and life sciences is the focus of upcoming spring trade missions to Asia by Minister of International Trade Teresa Wat and Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson. Wat will be travelling to China and Indonesia […]

Why studying in BC Canada might be a good option, Part 1

MARCH 17, 2015     Source: Cathy McMeekan on

On a recent college tour sponsored by the British Columbia Council for International Education, a number of Pacific Northwest high school counselors and independent educational consultants were given a peek at some well-regarded and surprisingly affordable post-secondary educational options. After a week’s whirlwind tour I’ve come away with several observations […]

Canada, China agree on 10-year, multi-entry visa

MARCH 13, 2015     Source: The PIE News

Canada and China have reached a reciprocal agreement to introduce a 10-year, multiple entry visa for business, travel and tourism in a move that will boost bilateral trade ties and people-to-people exchanges. Under the new visa, which came into play this week, Chinese citizens can enter Canada on multiple occasions […]

Languages Canada, CAPS-I and the State of Par​​á​, Brazil, sign notable MOU

MARCH 13, 2015     Source: Languages Canada

OTTAWA, ON – March 13, 2015 – The State of Par​​á​, Brazil, the Canadian Association of Public Schools (CAPS-I) and Languages Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week to support closer working relations between the three parties. Promoting the mutual assistance of English language education, cultural exchange and […]

Indian government to draft new education policy

MARCH 6, 2015     Source: The PIE News

The director of education at the British Council in India has called the country’s new education policy discussion points “very encouraging” because of the inclusion of internationalisation of HE as a top 20 priority. For the first time in more than two decades, the government of India is drafting a […]

Upcoming Competition: Student Exchange Program for Latin America and the Caribbean

FEBRUARY 25, 2015     Source: CBIE/BCEI

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) will soon be launching the competition for the Student Exchange Program (SEP) for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Canadian institutions will be  invited to submit applications for college, undergraduate, and graduate students from Latin America and the Caribbean as well as faculty and international […]

Canada introduces new process for international students to immigrate

FEBRUARY 25, 2015     Source: ICEF

At the beginning of January, the Canadian government introduced a new application process for international graduates of Canadian universities and colleges wishing to immigrate to Canada: the Express Entry programme. Under the new programme, international students who have graduated from a Canadian institution are placed in a “pool” with other groups of […]

Welcome to our new website

FEBRUARY 24, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

Welcome to our new website! You’ll notice things don’t look the way they used to. We freshened up the website, giving it a clean, modern look that will help you find the information you need quickly. Usability You’ll find it easier to navigate the website with the new layout. We […]

Hotel-style housing for international students opens in Vancouver

FEBRUARY 11, 2015     Source: BCCIE

The story is all too familiar – international students arriving to Vancouver for homestays only to find their rooms located under a stairway, or in a far removed suburb hours from their school. But this is now changing with the help of companies like CIBT Education Group. Last week, CIBT […]

Exploring Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver Campus

JANUARY 29, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is a multicampus private university founded in 1942 and headquartered in New Jersey, USA. In 2007, FDU opened its newest campus in Vancouver, BC. BCCIE recently had the opportunity to tour the FDU Vancouver location and meet with some of its key administrators. Today, FDU is one […]

Congrats to Rohith Manhas, a 2014 BC Export Award winner

JANUARY 28, 2015     Source: Chantal Moore

BCCIE recently interviewed Rohith Manhas, a fourth-year student at SFU’s Beedie School of Business on his win of the 2014 BC Export Awards’ International Business Studies Award. Manhas earned the 2014 Award for his term as a co-op student in Mumbai, India, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies on […]

National survey shows Canadian universities more focused on internationalization

JANUARY 26, 2015     Source: ICEF Monitor

A significant majority of Canadian universities – 82% – now place internationalization among their top five strategic priorities, says a new survey of Canada’s degree-granting institutions. This represents a 5% increase over a previous survey in 2006, and leads a broad set of findings that all clearly point to an […]

One year later: Progress on Canada’s International Education Strategy

JANUARY 23, 2015     Source: CBIE/BCEI

A year ago last week, the federal government unveiled Canada’s first International Education Strategy (IES), signalling that global perspectives and experience are needed to ensure Canada’s prosperity in the 21st century. The IES is a major achievement for the education sector, which had been urging a pan-Canadian strategy for two […]

Scholarships available for Canadian students to study abroad through the Organization of American States (OAS)

JANUARY 19, 2015     Source: DFATD

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is happy to announce the launch of the competition for the Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program. The OAS offers scholarships to Canadian students for study or research at the Master’s or PhD level that lead to a degree at a […]

Host short-term tour groups (Shugaku Ryoko) of Japanese K-12 students

JANUARY 13, 2015     Source: Colin Doerr

BCCIE has been working with the Japanese Consulate General in Vancouver, BC Ministry of International Trade, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skill Training, the Japan/Canada Tourism Association (JACATA) and tourism marketers from Destination BC to explore how to best grow and develop BC as a preferred destination for Japan’s Short-Term International […]

Snapshot: International students in Canada

JANUARY 6, 2015     Source: CBIE/BCEI

Is it your new year’s resolution to study in Canada? Will you study in a university, college or secondary school? Where will you study? Where do international students in Canada come from? To answer these questions, we have developed a snapshot of international students in Canada. Canada is the world’s […]

Introducing COMPASS, a new publication on BC’s emerging education markets

DECEMBER 18, 2014     Source: Chantal Moore

The BC Council for International Education has collaborated on a new publication, COMPASS, to keep stakeholders informed about the exciting and ever-shifting landscape of International Education (IE). We hope you enjoy the first edition, launched December 2014.   COMPASS includes contributions from BC’s Education Marketing Managers (EMMs), who are employed […]

The growing case for building institutional links with India

DECEMBER 17, 2014     Source: ICEF

India is planning a massive expansion of its higher education system over the next decade. The Indian government has a stated goal to increase higher education participation rates to 30% by 2020 from 18% today – a target that will require the creation of an additional 14 million spaces in […]

Vietnam Agency Sector Overhaul is Underway

DECEMBER 12, 2014     Source: The PIE news

After the Vietnamese government passed sweeping regulations to clean up the education agency industry at the beginning of 2013, the first cohort of agency businesses has undergone the certification course necessary to continue operating. Despite introducing strict rules including a required escrow account containing US$23,800 (VND500m), the government has not […]

Internationalization listed as a top priority for more than 80% of Canadian universities: Survey

DECEMBER 11, 2014     Source: AUCC

OTTAWA – Canada’s universities are becoming more internationally engaged, placing a premium on  more global experiences for students to prepare them for success in today’s global knowledge economy. That’s among the findings of a new survey by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada on internationalization at the country’s […]

Early bird registration open for Summer Seminar 2015

DECEMBER 10, 2014     Source: Chantal Moore

From now until April 6, save $100 when you register online for BCCIE's annual Summer Seminar conference. This year, Summer Seminar will take place in beautiful Whistler, BC at the Chateau Fairmont Hotel. Please note: the 2015 full conference registration rate includes the Opening Reception and the Awards Banquet ticket. To learn more […]

Interview with Randall Martin from BC Canada

DECEMBER 1, 2014     Source: Inside Canada - Seoul Blog

1. I looked up your career and it was so impressive that you have been into international student programming more than ten years. What inspired you to be a respectful educator for international students?     Thank you very much.   I have 25 years’ experience in post-secondary education, development […]

City of Light to host newest BC offshore school

NOVEMBER 27, 2014     Source: BC Government

VICTORIA – Voila! B.C.’s Offshore Schools Program is about to mark another milestone as the first offshore school in Europe has been approved to open its doors in Paris, France. Since it was launched 16 years ago, the program has developed into a global network, promoting B.C.’s world-class education system […]

Saskatchewan launches new International Education strategy

NOVEMBER 26, 2014     Source: Saskatchewan Government

Today, Saskatchewan's Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty announced the launch of the province’s International Education Strategy. “We want our young people to acquire the skills they need to work in a global context and strengthen our province’s cultural business expertise worldwide,” Doherty said.  “This will help to build relationships with our […]

Survey shows growing interest in education agents among US colleges

NOVEMBER 26, 2014     Source: ICEF

International students, already so key to the internationalisation goals and revenue streams of many American institutions, seem poised to become even more important in the world’s leading study destination. US colleges and universities are facing increasing pressure to hit recruitment targets, and anxiety about not meeting them is creeping up. […]

Celebrating International Education Week in BC

NOVEMBER 17, 2014     Source: BC Government

As the world prepares for International Education Week, a growing number of international students are seeking the benefits of learning and living in B.C. Under B.C.’s International Education Strategy, the province is celebrating a thriving international education sector. Today there are about 112,800 international students in B.C. – an increase […]

Spotlight on 2014 StudyinBC contest winner!

NOVEMBER 7, 2014     Source: StudyinBC

The winner of our grand prize of an iPad Air is Juliana Galbiatti from Brazil. She is a Langara College graduate and has recently returned to British Columbia after a semester studying at King’s College in London. She shared with us her reaction to finding out that she had won the […]

More International Students are Choosing Canada

NOVEMBER 7, 2014     Source: CIC

Study permits issued to international students up by 26 percent since 2012 Canada is on track to welcome a record number of foreign students this year, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander announced today. 103,999 study permits were issued from January to September this year, an 11-percent increase […]

CBIE announces winners of 2014 International Education Awards

OCTOBER 31, 2014     Source: CBIE

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), a partner of BCCIE, recently announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence Awards for innovation and emerging stars in International Education. A total of 10 awards will be presented to CBIE members and colleagues who have made significant commitments to leadership in the […]

BC trade mission to India promotes strong educational partnerships

OCTOBER 31, 2014     Source: Randall Martin

The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE), working together with the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Ministry of International Trade, was recently asked to assist in the planning of the Premier’s Trade Mission to India this October. We’re pleased to report the Mission was a great success enabling close […]

UBC’s Vantage College – a new business model for international students

OCTOBER 31, 2014     Source: Chantal Moore

Each quarter, the BC Council for International Education highlights one public or private K-12 or post-secondary educational institution in the province that is making headlines in International Education. The August edition of Bulletin featured VanArts, a private digital arts college that attracts top talent with a student body that is […]

Northern Exposure: Canada’s push for international students

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014     Source: Inside Higher Ed

In conversations about international student recruitment in the United States, some things are taken as given: the decentralization of the landscape and the absence of a coordinated recruitment strategy at either the national or state level (save for some consortiums that are narrowly focused on marketing of a specific state), and the perceived […]

Dr. Randall Martin, BCCIE Executive Director, speaks to the PIE

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014     Source: The PIE news

British Columbia is one of Canada’s international education success stories. Randall Martin, executive director of the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) talks to the PIE News about the province’s achievements, goals and how it could be a model for national level activity. The PIE: You’re a provincial organisation […]

Silicon Valley North: Vancouver tech surges as U.S. immigration reform idles

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014     Source: The Vancouver Sun

VANCOUVER — Software engineer Pablo Guana nearly refused a job with Facebook when the company redirected him to Vancouver from Silicon Valley because his United States visa application was rejected. “I will not go to Canada,” said the 25-year-old from Argentina of his initial reaction. “Twenty degrees below zero, are […]

Study Travel Magazine announces 2014 Star Award winners

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014     Source: BCCIE

STM Star Awards 2014 winners announced The study travel industry gathered in style at London’s Hilton on Park Lane Hotel at the weekend to celebrate peer-voted excellence in service at the prestigious Study Travel Magazine Star Awards 2014. With study travel agents voting for their school and service provider partners […]

ELS selected as only private language school pathway for UBC Vantage College

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014     Source: ELS

Congrats to ELS Language Centers Canada! Language Centers Canada is pleased to have been selected as the only private language school pathway partner for University of British Columbia (UBC) Vantage College. UBC Vantage College is the only international college of its kind at a top-tier university in Canada. Vantage One […]

Study in BC Contest now on!

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014     Source: BCCIE

Are you an international student studying in BC? From September 16–November 1, enter our 3rd Annual StudyinBC Contest for the chance to WIN.  It's easy: Submit photos, blog posts and videos that capture the what the BC lifestyle means to you. If your entry is randomly selected, you could win an iPad […]

Dr. Kyra Garson receives George L. Geis Distinguished Dissertation Award

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014     Source: BCCIE

SFU’s Faculty of Education, Doctor of Education (EdD) graduate, Dr. Kyra Garson was recognized at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education's (CSSHE) annual meeting as the winner of the 2014 George L. Geis Dissertation Award. Dr. Garson's thesis is entitled, "Are We Graduating Global Citizens? A Mixed […]

Record numbers of international students choose BC

AUGUST 26, 2014     Source: BC Government

More international students than ever are choosing British Columbia as a study destination, with latest figures showing a 20% increase in international students and a 28% increase in direct spending by international students. “British Columbia is a world-class destination for tens of thousands of international students who bring economic, cultural […]

Changes to the International Student Program

AUGUST 20, 2014     Source: CIC

New rules that will reduce the potential for fraud or misuse of the program while protecting Canada’s international reputation for high-quality education and improving services to genuine students will come into force on June 1, 2014. The new rules will: limit the issuance of study permits to applicants who will be […]

Vancouver one of the world’s top places to study media arts

AUGUST 11, 2014     Source: Chantal Moore

It comes as no surprise that Vancouver, known to some as Hollywood North, produces many of the world’s top talents in media arts. As a recent Globe and Mail article reports, Vancouver is home to “over 800 companies in digital film, animation and visual effects, video games, mobile content and applications, and e-learning.” There […]

Dr. Kyra Garson receives George L. Geis Distinguished Dissertation Award

AUGUST 11, 2014     Source: Chantal Moore

SFU’s Faculty of Education, Doctor of Education (EdD) graduate, Dr. Kyra Garson was recognized at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education's (CSSHE) annual meeting as the winner of the 2014 George L. Geis Dissertation Award. Dr. Garson's thesis is entitled, "Are We Graduating Global Citizens? A Mixed Methods Study […]

Exploring Emerging Markets: British Columbia’s Presence in Mongolia

MAY 17, 2014     Source: Erin Campbell

BCCIE along with British Columbia institutions returned home from an exploratory visit to Mongolia this past Fall 2013. The visit corresponded with the 40th anniversary of Diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Canada, the 5th anniversary of the Canadian Embassy presence in Ulaanbaatar and a visit from the Rt. Hon David […]

Interview with Charles Mossop: The Golden Years

MAY 14, 2014     Source: Erin Campbell

Charles Mossop grew up in Britain and Canada and completed his undergraduate and master’s studies as an international student at the University of British Columbia in Cultural Anthropology with a specialization in Asian studies. In 1970 he was employed at Cariboo College (now Thompson Rivers University) where he worked for […]

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