International Education Week is celebrated worldwide every November. This year, from November 14 to 18, institutions across Canada will host a range of cultural events, career development workshops, lectures, and more.
As the internationalization of studying in Canada becomes increasingly popular, Canadian institutions and government departments are taking part in International Education Week with enthusiasm. This year, Africa and Latin America are two continents using the opportunity to strengthen connections with Canadian institutions, enabling greater exchange between students.
The Canada-Africa Roundtable
Hosted by the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) in Ottawa, this conference is scheduled for November 16, 2016. The event will bring together professors, policy-makers, education specialists, and others to discuss the future of internationalized education.
The opening session asks, “How can we rethink internationalization so that it has a wider reach and benefit?” This discussion — with panelists from Global Affairs Canada, the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada — will be followed by sessions on leadership training, youth employment and entrepreneurship, and the advancement of basic education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In the academic year 2013-2014, 11.1 percent of international students in Canada came from countries in Africa. In the same year, Nigeria was the fifth-largest — and fastest-growing — source country for international students studying at the Bachelor level. Libya, Tunisia, and Cameroon were also the top source countries in 2013-2014.
9th Edition of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Collaboration Mission
ELAP is one of Global Affairs Canada’s Student Exchange Programs, and offers more than 400 scholarship per year for students in short-term study and research exchanges at Canadian colleges and universities. Through its collaboration missions, ELAP “aims to create more opportunities for student mobility” through links between institutions and countries. This year, 17 institutions in 13 different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are represented: Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, St. Lucia and Uruguay.
Representatives from these institutions will be touring Canadian colleges and institutions from November 7-16, 2016. The focus this year is on tourism education, and representatives will therefore be visiting Canadian institutions that excel in hotel management, culinary arts, heritage conservation, museology, park management, events organization, and other tourism-related disciplines.
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