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 […]

Vic International: Work-Integrated Learning Abroad

“Vic International: Work-Integrated Learning Abroad” expands access to international internships in non-traditional countries and for students in underrepresented groups. To diversify destination countries, Victoria University will build on its existing work-integrated learning courses and partners: the Cross Cultural College (Japan); the Education & Society Internship (China and South Korea); and a new Material Culture & […]

Aging Globally: Building Global Skills by Studying Health and Aging in Scandinavia

The overarching objective of this project is to increase the number and diversity of Health Studies and cross-disciplinary students studying and working internationally. International collaborators include higher education institutions and community partners in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, all non-traditional destinations with arguably the best healthcare systems in the world. Four activities for building global […]

Achieving Equity and Global EDI-D-I Competence in the Canadian Health Sector Workforce

One hundred underrepresented Canadian students undertaking courses in the health professions at Western University and University of Manitoba will be equipped with Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Decolonization and Indigeneity (EDI-D-I) knowledge and skills, to prepare them for frontline work in Africa (or in similar global settings) as well as in Canada. The project will create sustainable […]

Supporting students who are Indigenous, disabled, and low income in global engagement experiences: Inclusion by diversifying approaches, design, and destinations.

This project will increase the participation of target student groups in international education by designing diverse targeted programs along with promotions, procedures and wraparound supports. The project goes beyond an equity approach and ensures students feel a sense of belonging by their participation in the research and design. To provide more non-traditional destination options, Laurier […]

Go Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Action Student Challenge

The Go Global Sustainable Development Goals in Action Student Challenge will empower York students and their peers around the world to take action towards the achievement of SDGs with a global lens. Through facilitated discussions, workshops and immersive abroad opportunities, York University students will develop global competencies, leadership, digital fluency and project management skills necessary […]

Changing the Culture of Outbound Mobility with a First Experience Abroad (FEA)

Incorporating international opportunities into an academic program is a life-changing experience. Students gain highly valued skills/competencies, enhance language skills, develop professional networks, and increase employability. New Brunswick students are unique. Approximately 50% of University of New Brunswick students are first-generation university from low-income or Indigenous families with unexplored cross-cultural skills due to limited travel experience. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Powering Change: Innovating Accessible International Work-Integrated Learning (iWIL) with Focus on Intercultural Competencies and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Post-Pandemic Environments

Well-prepared students are powerful change agents, both locally and globally. From September 2021 – March 2025, through lenses of intercultural effectiveness competency development and advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, students who are Indigenous, have disability needs or traditionally face barriers of low-income will undertake 65+ transformational iWIL experiences via established and new international partner […]