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B.C. Study Abroad

British Columbia Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium helps make short-term study abroad more accessible, affordable and enjoyable for both BC students and BC institutions. Students attending EQA designated post-secondary institutions in BC may attend a study abroad program offered by another post-secondary institution and receive transfer credits through BCSA Consortium. On the website, students can access up-to-date information on all study abroad programs, apply online to the program of your choice, and read stories shared by peers who have studied and lived abroad. BCSA is a program administered by BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) on behalf of a consortium of BC post-secondary schools.

The Challenge

BCCIE approached Caorda after a decision to part ways with their current technology vendor. Their marketing team was looking for a fresh start with a local agency that could support their web design, custom development, and Canadian web hosting requirements. We had worked with their new project manager on other projects so there was some familiarity with our process and quality of work. They were looking to reach a younger demographic with a bold new appearance and concept. They also had some ‘must have’ custom workflow requirements to allow system administrators to monitor and manage program listings.

The Solution

The new BCSA website was custom built using the open source Drupal CMS platform. The project began with a creative web design which transferred seamlessly to the development team who meticulously transferred the design onto the Drupal CMS. The admin workflow requirements were developed and tested extensively with the client before rolling out to the general public.

Once the client saw the finished product and experienced Caorda’s high level of service delivery, the client swiftly migrated the rest of their websites over to Caorda’s secure hosting environment. These included studyinbc.com and bccie.bc.ca.

We launched their website in 2014, and to this day, we remain a strong technology partner supporting and hosting their Drupal and WordPress websites. 

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