Student Exchange and Mobility Award – Public Schools and Independent Schools

Deadline for 2016/17 Intake: November 25, 2016

The Student Exchange and Mobility Award encourages B.C. students to go abroad and to develop intercultural skills and competencies in support of the core competencies outlined in the B.C. curriculum.  Gaining experience in other cultures is an invaluable resource for students in both personal and educational development. There are 17-34 awards offered and each award is $5 000-$10 000.

There are different application processes for public and independent school student groups.

Public School District Applications

For the administration of the Student Exchange and Mobility Award in its second year, and in support of recently signed memoranda of understanding with the Ministries of Education in the People’s Republic of China, France, Italy and Japan, activities must involve trips to China, France, Italy or Japan. Eligible countries for this award may vary from year to year. Applicants must also have the support of their school and the district must submit the application.

Eligibility Criteria

All of the following criteria must be met to be eligible to apply for the Student Exchange and Mobility Award.

Activities must:

  • Be organized for travel to China, France, Italy or Japan during the 2016/17 school year
  • Be organized and sanctioned by a B.C. public school, serving any range between Grade 8 and Grade 12
  • Have a minimum of five B.C. students participating (there is no student maximum)
  • Have a minimum duration of one week

NOTE: travel may already have occurred at the time of application as funds can be applied to eligible expenses incurred at any time between August 15, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

Application Instructions

  1. Each school may select one program for nomination
  2. Part I of the application should be completed by the trip leader – a person at the school who is responsible for the trip/travel
  3. Part II (Statement of Support) should be completed by the school’s principal
  4. The trip leader or school’s principal must forward the entire application package directly to the school district head of international
  5. The school district head of international must then submit the entire application package in a single electronic PDF (i.e., please scan all documents into a single file) directly to the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) at bccie@bccie.bc.ca with the subject line reading “2016-17 Student Exchange and Mobility Award Application” by November 25, 2016​

NOTE: Late or incomplete submission packages will not be considered.

Independent School Applications

For the administration of the Student Exchange and Mobility Award in its second year, and in support of recently signed memoranda of understanding with the Ministries of Education in the People’s Republic of China, France, Italy and Japan, activities must involve trips to China, France, Italy or Japan. Eligible countries for this award may vary from year to year. Applicants must have the support of independent schools. Each independent school may only support one application for the Student Exchange and Mobility Award.

Eligibility Criteria

All of the following criteria must be met to be eligible to apply for the Student Exchange and Mobility Award.

Activities must:

  • Be organized for travel to China, France, Italy or Japan
  • ​Be organized and sanctioned by a B.C. independent school, serving any range between Grade 8 and Grade 12
  • Have a minimum of five B.C. students participating (there is no student maximum)
  • Have a minimum duration of one week

NOTE: travel may already have occurred at the time of application as funds can be applied to eligible expenses incurred at any time between August 15, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

Application Instruction

  1. Each independent school may select one program for nomination
  2. Part I of the application should be completed by the trip leader – a person at the school who is responsible for the trip/travel
  3. Part II (Statement of Support) should be completed by the school’s principal
  4. The entire application package must should be submitted by email with the subject line reading “2016-17 Student Exchange and Mobility Award Application“ to the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) at bccie@bccie.bc.ca in a single electronic PDF (i.e., please scan all documents into a single file) by November 25, 2016

NOTE: Late or incomplete submission packages will not be considered.