Whether you are a university studies, business, tourism, nursing or human services student you can travel the world and expand your education with NIC.
Studying abroad takes many different forms at NIC. Your field of study and learning goals will help you decide what’s right for you. Choose from the following types of Study Abroad opportunities:
You can explore other study abroad opportunities and resources available at partner schools throughout BC with the British Columbia Council for International Education and the BC Study Abroad Consortium
An exchange program is designated by a formal agreement between two institutions.
This formal agreement provides for students to study at a partner institution for
the cost of tuition at their home institution. Normally the two institutions, through
the appropriate academic department, determine course transfer ability. There is
usually an equitable number of students from each institution involved in the exchange
over a two or three year time frame. Students seeking exchange with a post secondary
program not on our current exchange list are encouraged to contact the Office of Global Engagement.
Costs & Logistics
Pay your regular NIC program tuition, while studying abroad! Your hosts will assist with finding accommodation in student residences, apartments, or homestays. You are responsible for your own travel and living costs, estimated at $6,000 (approx.) per semester.
For more information, contact:
The Office of Global Engagement at 250 334 5033 or drop by PNT 108.
NIC Department Chairs will assist you in course selection at the host institution.
Overseas work placements allow you to fulfill some of your program requirements
while living and working in a foreign country. Your experience may be independent
or with a group.
Field schools allow students to have an immersive experience while studying a particular location and culture together with other students and faculty leads. The student group and faculty leads travel together throughout the field school, and travel and accommodation arrangements are taken care of ahead of time by faculty and OGE. Because field schools are typically much shorter than exchanges (typically 3 to 5 weeks), the cost of participation is usually significantly less than an exchange.
If you are interested in taking part in a field school in another part of the world, speak with faculty and your department chair about possibly creating a new field school.
Volunteer with Students Without Borders (a Uniterra program). Contribute to development work across 15 countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America through three to eight-month internships. Gain valuable skills and work experience while living and working in another culture. For more information, visit www.uniterra.ca
and contact the Office of Global Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialized exchange programs are exchange programs with financial supports for
students, normally supported by additional funding such as government or industry-supported
programs. Specialized exchange programs might also have unique learning opportunities,
such as a targeted research project.