Overcoming Barriers to Study Abroad for Better Engagement of Indigenous Students: An Indigenous Based Approach to Data Collection and Design

Laurier’s Indigenous Initiatives office with support from Laurier International, set out to better understand Indigenous students’ learning needs and obstacles related to international education. By gathering knowledge about the student experience and needs and wants in a culturally appropriate way, the project generated evidence-based insights that will inform the design of learning abroad programs so […]

International Indigenous Student Exchange Program

York University launched the International Indigenous Student Exchange Program (virtual pilot) providing opportunities for cross-cultural dialogues and collaboration between Indigenous students at York and their peers in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and the Philippines. Through a series of facilitated workshops over eight weeks, students expanded their knowledge of Indigenous histories, languages and cultures, the land, […]

Identifying and Reducing Barriers to International Exchange Opportunities for Students with Disabilities at the University of Waterloo

Using a participatory action approach, this project aimed to identify and reduce barriers to exchange for students with disabilities. The project design promoted extremely high levels of student engagement. This enabled students to contribute to the development, and testing, of resources that aim to reduce barriers to exchange and enhance student support. This project engaged […]

Enhancing faculty engagement in short-term international study abroad programs

This project to seek to carryout research and capacity-building activities to better understand the barriers that faculties, students and staff face when offering or participating in short-term faculty-led mobility programs. The overall objective is to increase student participation in outbound mobility by providing more short-term study abroad opportunities.

Understanding barriers to student participation in outbound mobility to Latin America

To increase collaboration with Latin American universities, Vancouver Island University undertook a survey of students to understand, the main barriers to outbound mobility. The survey paid particular attention to perceptions of Latin America to better understand how to motivate students to participate in mobility opportunities in that region to identify barriers to participation in mobility […]

Vic International: Pathways to Global Experience

This project aims to facilitate accessible and affordable opportunities for international learning in five Victoria College academic programs. Research staff were hired to survey and interview students, faculty, program coordinators and other administrators. The project reinforced existing supports for international learning with potential partners abroad while researching best practices in outbound mobility. The aim is […]

Student Engaged Learning and Support in Outbound Mobility

This project supported the development and integration of student access to international learning opportunities, risk management practices, including pre-departure training and post-experience support, for students participating in international mobility programs at Western and its Affiliated University Colleges. Key outcomes focused on the development and enhancement of robust wraparound supports for student safety prior to, during, […]

Increasing International Mobility in Atlantic Canada: Reducing Barriers/Enhancing Capacity to Deliver Programs

This project seek to understand and address barriers to outbound mobility activities for students, particularly the target groups. This project focused on 3 main goals: 1) establish a baseline of outbound mobility programs in Atlantic Canada by identifying available resources, individual best practices, common barriers facing Mobility Professionals, institutional strengths, and areas for resource sharing […]

uOCoach: The World starts here!

The University has developed uOCoach, a twinning program that enables students to prepare for their mobility activities abroad with support from foreign students or students who have already done mobility activities abroad. The University will therefore be able to develop a corpus of non-traditional destinations for outbound mobility. In order to increase interest in outbound […]

Outbound Mobility at UPEI: A Stronger, More Unified, and Reflective Approach

This project propose to investigate, create, and implement new approaches to guide students through an international mobility experience. Through surveys and focus groups University of Prince Edward Island was able to survey students and interview faculty/staff to better understand student needs and understand the consensus on campus for Study Abroad visibility, support etc. From the […]