Crossing Borders: Using the Power of Place to Build Connections

The Crossing Borders: Using the Power of Place to Build Connections project at Vancouver Island University will use place-based learning as an innovative approach to international mobility that explores the many ways in which we understand identity and who we are in differences places and spaces. Through international field schools, exchanges and internships, VIU students […]

Travelling Knowledges: Local Cultures and Environments Across Geographies

This project will permit 62 University of Northern British Columbia students in any discipline to exchange knowledge on diverse issues in cultural safeguarding, sustainability and community development. Partnering with five non-traditional countries, this project will enhance educational experience and offer opportunities for experiential learning for 43 outbound students. Past programs showed that team travel works […]

Building Global Competencies

UFV’s “Building Global Competencies” project aims to equip students with the necessary skills and applied experiences to engage richly with the global world, while simultaneously acquiring invaluable cross-cultural communication and hands-on opportunities to learn from diverse cultures and settings. Further, the Project will address inequality and advocate for student representation from those with Indigenous backgrounds, […]

Employability, Engagement and Experience (3E): Preparing our students for the future

Four units at the University of Victoria dedicated to cooperative education, Asia-Pacific initiatives, Indigenous research and community-led engagement, and development studies have come together to offer innovative student mobility opportunities in the Global South. We do so by leveraging established partnerships and years of wrap-around programming in Asia and Africa to provide 64 students (90% […]

UVic International Mobility Access Project

The UVic International Mobility Access Project aims to reduce barriers for University of Victoria undergraduate Indigenous students, students with disabilities and low-income students to access and participate in UVic’s international exchange programs. The project includes collaboration with specialized units across campus and international exchange partners with expertise in the delivery of programs and services for […]

Expanding Access, Diversity and Support in SFU’s Global Skills-Building Programs

The objective of this project is to expand access to Simon Fraser University’s global skills-building programs through systemic change and inclusive practices, resulting in increased participation of equity-deserving students. Related activities include creating a new award for target student groups, creating tailored resources and wraparound services, as well as support to enhance students’ global learning […]

Forests and Livelihoods International

Students supported by this project will embark on exciting journeys to study how the complex interactions of global forest management, conservation and land use shape the livelihoods of people. The University of British Columbia seeks to break down barriers of historical exclusion for experiential learning by developing and disseminating best practices to support Indigenous, disabled […]

Global Indigenous Connections

Global Indigenous Connections is a multifaceted program aimed at connecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous University of British Columbia students with Indigenous students, faculty and community members in other areas of the world. The objectives of the program are to provide students with virtual and in-person learning opportunities to develop a stronger understanding of the Indigenous lands […]

Guided short-term outbound mobility projects as gateways to a semester abroad

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) proposes to create guided, short-term, international mobility opportunities for students to increase their comfort level and prepare them for a full-semester abroad. Emphasis will be placed on recruiting disadvantaged students who do not typically study abroad. Projects will build on the ‘TRU wrap-around support program to prepare students for a study […]

Kw’seltktnéws, TRU Indigenous Culture and Knowledge Makers Exchange Program

Building on Indigenous Cultural Education Exchange program successes, and implementing outcomes of Thompson River University’s Indigenous Innovation GSO project, Kw’seltktnéws will expand physical and virtual exchange opportunities for Indigenous students at TRU. The project will focus on increasing Indigenous student’s participation in mobility by reducing two critical barriers: cost and the need for wraparound supports.The […]