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Brazil-Canada Technological and Professional Fellowship Exchange Program

Fast Facts

  • 3 month learning abroad semester for educators
  • $340,130 CAD in kind contribution from Canadian colleges and CICan during Phase I
  • 19 colleges hosted 43 counterparts in Winter 2014
  • Costs for Brazilian participants are covered by the Brazilian government

Funded By

The Brazil-Canada Technological and Professional Exchange is funded by the Government of Brazil and in-kind contributions from CICan’s members.

The Brazil-Canada Technological and Professional Fellowship Exchange was launched in 2013 with a pilot phase that saw 43 Brazilian professors and administrators spend three months at Canadian colleges. Phase one was designed to allow Brazilian counterparts to learn about the Canadian education system, its delivery, and get more information about stakeholders in their field or subject of interest. CICan welcomed the group of Brazilian partners in February 2014 for a group orientation session in Toronto. All participants gathered again in Ottawa at the end of the pilot phase to debrief and create Phase II of the program.

Phase II will begin in time for the 2015-16 Canadian school year and aims to reach 1,000 teachers, administrators and academic department heads. Phase II will see three cohorts of equal participants arrive in Canada for the three school terms: fall, winter and summer. Participants will partake in language training, academic training, applied research initiatives and linkage with local business and industry in the community. Two paths are being considered for the second phase of the fellowship exchange: applied research and innovation or professional educational technology.

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