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 […]

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 […]

Creation of a predeparture training in preparation for international mobility

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 […]

Interdisciplinary virtual mobility though exterior classes for undergraduate students

The virtual mobility project brought together four groups/classes of French and Québécois university students enrolled in education science and psychology courses. Six videos of teaching staff in action with their students in an exterior class environment were developed, along with 13 theoretical modules developed by professors and educational consultants. These practical and theoretical resources enabled […]

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 […]