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 […]

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 […]

Establishing Right Relations: Indigenous Settler Relations in Colonized Countries

Understanding complex relationships between settler and indigenous populations is central to Truth and Reconciliation. These relationships have evolved distinctively across the world and students will work with our partners in colonized countries, including New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Belize to explore issues of personal, social and legal rights, land rights and cultural repression, as […]

Go Global! Removing barriers and providing wrap-around support for student-initiated opportunities

The project aims to provide opportunities outside the standard semester exchange programs. By using existing curricula and more than 50 international partners to leverage their knowledge base, the University of Lethbridge is creating new programming to encourage all students that student-initiated opportunities are possible and can be created specifically to meet their needs. Activities will […]

Employability, Engagement and Experience (3E): Preparing our students for the future

Four units at the University of Victoria dedicated to cooperative education, Asia-Pacific initiatives, Indigenous research and community-led engagement, and development studies have come together to offer innovative student mobility opportunities in the Global South. We do so by leveraging established partnerships and years of wrap-around programming in Asia and Africa to provide 64 students (90% […]

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. […]