Inspired to study outside British Columbia? This is a starting point for additional information on studying and working abroad. The international office of your institution should also have an up to date library on study and work abroad opportunities.
Study and Work Abroad Programs
- BC Study Abroad Consortium (BCSAC)
BCSAC provides British Columbia’s post-secondary students with resources in terms of international destinations, disciplines, level of courses, semester of study, pre-requisites and length of program.
- DFAIT Youth Initiatives
DFAIT co-ordinates two separate initiatives to assist young Canadians in securing employment abroad: the Youth International Internship Program (YIIP) and the International Youth Exchange Program (IYEP). The YIIP provides for paid internships with organizations operating in other countries. You can obtain further information by calling 1-800-559-2888 (in Canada) or (613) 944-2413. The IYEP provides a wealth of information concerning opportunities in more than 60 programs in over 20 countries. For more details, call 1-800-267-8376 (in Canada) or (613) 992-6142, or consult DFAIT's Web site.
DestinEducation - Hosted by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), this site contains education information and planning tools for Canadians interested in studying or working abroad, people living outside Canada who would like to pursue academic interests at Canadian institutions, and professionals in Canada and abroad who provide guidance on study abroad, counsel international students, develop international education projects and related activities.
- Verge Magazine
Verge Magazine is a Canadian magazine that focuses on opportunities for students to study, work and volunteer abroad.
- SWAP Working Holiday
This is a program of the Canadian Federation of Students, administered through Travel CUTS/Voyages Campus. Through this program, Canadian students and youth can enjoy an overseas working holiday in a variety of countries and have assistance in finding work and accommodation from SWAP's partner organizations abroad. More than 3,000 young Canadians participate in SWAP annually. A few of SWAP's destination countries are limited to students only so please read the eligibility criteria carefully. For more information, please visit SWAP.
- Japan English Teaching Program (JET)
The JET Program is sponsored by the Japanese government. One year positions are available in schools and government offices throughout Japan.
- International Health Youth Internships
Internships are offered to young Canadians who have completed or are about to complete programs in disciplines related to health and international development, as well as information technology graduates who are interested in employing their skills in an international health context.
- DAAD - German Academic Exchange Services
DAAD provides research grants to students and scholarships for Summer German Programs.
- Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea is a university on a ship, operated by the University of Pittsburgh. Each semester offers a diverse itinerary of ports and related cultural classes, in addition to regular studies.
- Overseas Jobs
Overseasjobs.com offers extensive information on international employment opportunities.
Country Specific Information
- Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) provides travel reports by country. For more information, visit DFAIT's Web site.
- The Economist features in-depth country profiles free of charge.
Other Useful Links
- Go Abroad
GoAbroad provides international education and alternative travel databases with minimal advertising.
- World University Services of Canada
World University Service fosters human development and global understanding through education and training.
- The Canadian Guide to Living and Working Overseas
The Canadian Guide to Working and Living Overseas is a valuable guide to working and living overseas.