Minding the GAP: Increasing International Travel Equity and Access for Canadian Students

Memorial University of Newfoundland will create a needs-based, equitable scholarship program for study abroad which prioritizes students who are low income, Indigenous and have accessibility needs. A Global Ambassadors Program will fully realize the transformational experience that international learning abroad can provide, including access to the latest safety and support tools available. MUN will create a “Launchpad” experience at its Harlow Campus in England to facilitate an immersive, team-building, safe-space entry into global travel for its study abroad cohorts. MUN will enhance student mobility by 16% with existing partners in New Zealand (Indigenous-specific exchange), Malaysia, China and India.

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Strengthening Canada’s Global Skills: Our submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-budget Consultations in Advance of Budget 2024

The program has equipped a new generation of students, from all backgrounds, with global skills necessary to meet Canada’s ever evolving labour market needs. It is now time to make the program a permanent part of Canada’s skills strategy and approach to international education.

Louisane LeBlanc: If the Global Skills Opportunity pilot ends, Canadians with disabilities will miss out


Seventy new GSO projects to support hundreds of students’ global work and study experiences

With funding from Economic and Social Development Canada, the new GSO projects will allow hundreds more Canadian students to gain invaluable global skills through international work and study experiences in countries around the world.