Understanding barriers and demands for study/work abroad programs of low-income students, students with disabilities and indigenous students
To increase participation of underrepresented students in international learning opportunities, and test new approaches to reduce barriers to study/work abroad University of Lethbridge conducted a survey and formed focus groups to investigate these barriers and demand for study/work abroad opportunities for students with low income, students with disabilities, and Indigenous students.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
University of Regina International is hosting virtual seminars to educate students, faculty and the campus community on the benefits of studying internationally and working with them to create long term plans to study abroad when physical mobility allows. University of Regina worked with departments on campus, previous exchange students and potential exchange students to look […]
This project seeks to test approaches for reducing the obstacles to studying abroad, while also attempting to increase access and equity in participation. The project was deployed in two distinct steps. First, a survey was conducted to collect data from students who have studied abroad, who interrupted their mobility project, or who have never travelled […]
Making transformative learning more accessible: identifying systemic barriers for Social Sciences students to study and work abroad.
The University of Victoria’s Faculty of Social Sciences aims for transformative learning though strong academic programs, Indigenous reconciliation, and global citizenship. To make transformative learning more accessible, the project seek to identify and address systemic barriers for students with disabilities, Indigenous students, and low-income students to study and work abroad. This multi-stage and multi-partner approach […]
This project seeks to develop and provide pre-departure training to prepare students for the risks and realities of international mobility. At UQAR, there was previously no pre-departure training to prepare students for international mobility. In preparation for the resumption of international mobility in 2021, and to meet the objectives of Canada’s new International Education Strategy, […]
Optimizing the implementation of the school’s international profile with three programs of study as pilots
The goal of this project is to increase accessibility to international mobility by limiting the systemic barriers encountered by students, by means of the following activities: (1) Create and implement an academic activity internationalization program which seeks to increase the internationalization of academic programs by launching and promoting an international profile, or by consolidating and […]
The project focused on developing a data-driven approach that assisted in identifying and minimizing barriers Indigenous students encounter while participating in international mobility. The survey looked at demographic, gender, income, family and other aspects of the Indigenous student’s life that impact both incentives and access to international mobility. In addition, capacity building and training for […]