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 […]

Virtual Intercultural Competency Training Using Basic AI Models

The Virtual Intercultural Competency Training project was proposed following cancellation of the mobility exchange program due to Covid-19. To maintain our partnership with Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi, and to explore an alternative method for Intercultural Competency Training, a collaborative virtual exchange was organized. The development of intercultural competence is a program exit competency […]

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, […]

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 […]

Intercultural meetings: development of a multidisciplinary online program

Looking to plan the creation of an online training course intended for both Université Laval students and students from our partner universities. This transdisciplinary training will bring together professors from various faculties and will focus on different aspects related to interculturality.

Inclusive Re-entry Programming for Intercultural and Employability Skills Development

This project aimed to enhance re-entry programming. To inform the project, a literature review, interviews and a survey were conducted. Students reportedly gained a deeper connection to their cultural identity, faced challenges unique to their identity, and sought inclusive spaces to share their experiences. Regarding employability, students reported that their international experience affirmed their career […]

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 […]

University of Regina International Outbound Student Mobility Initiative

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 […]