Learning and Working together to Build 2026

This project provides a framework to develop and expand NIC’s Study Abroad (SA) program over the next 5 years. It builds on NIC’s previous expertise and also on current knowledge gained through projects completed under the Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program. This project is designed based on evidence gathered and resources developed at NIC that […]

Breaking out of the box: A non traditional decolonized toolkit for international study abroad and intercultural exchange.

This project tests a brand-new, decolonized approach to recruiting and preparing Indigenous and under-represented low-income visible minority students for a culturally relevant, industry focused, study abroad experience in Japan. It takes an integrative, thematic approach to increase the participation of targeted students through the cultural relevancy of the topic, a decolonized, asynchronous pedagogy and a […]

Canada’s West Coast Fishery: Indigeneity and Japanese Trans-pacific migration

This project explores the practice of diverse means of cultural introspection as unconventional approaches to intercultural learning. Specifically, it examines the use of stories, cultural autobiographies, and metaphoric expression such as creative journaling, as alternatives to euro-centric intercultural competence development methods. It proposes that Faculty and student who participate in an international experience e.g. field […]