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CICan supports student mobility with Brazil

Ottawa, May 2, 2017 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is proud to launch a brand new outbound student mobility program that will allow Canadian students to pursue experiential learning opportunities in Brazil.

In an effort to encourage students seeking international experience, CICan will offer a minimum of 33 bursaries to college or institute students pursuing a learning opportunity in Brazil this year. Each bursary will be worth a maximum of $5,000 and will offset the costs related to living abroad.

This new program builds on the success of the Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program (CBSP) which last year offered scholarships to 19 Brazilian students to  study in Canada. It will now allow Canadian students to benefit from a similar intercultural learning experience, furthering the partnerships already in place between Canadian and Brazilian institutions. In fact the need to promote two-way exchanges by also supporting outbound students from Canada was identified by both parties.

“Canadian colleges and institutes have a long and fruitful history of collaboration with their counterparts in Brazil and have hosted many Brazilian students and teachers over the years”, said CICan president and CEO, Denise Amyot. “We are thrilled that Canadian students will now be able to benefit from this relationship to expand their horizons and gain valuable international experience.”

Additionally, in 2017 CICan is offering two new scholarships designed for students currently studying at Federal Institutes of Technology (IFs) located in the Northern region of Brazil that are looking to study in Canada.  The scholarship is for a maximum of 16 months and includes 3 components: language training (English or French), two post-secondary semesters, and an internship or research project.

Colleges and Institutes Canada is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics. Its members offer over 8000 programs, working with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. CICan and its members are committed to driving Canadian prosperity by being global leaders in applied education and partnered innovation.

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For more information:

Julien Abord-Babin
Senior Strategic Communications Officer
Colleges and Institutes Canada
jabord-babin@collegesinstitutes.ca
Tel. : 613-746-2222 ext. 3131
Twitter : @CollegeCan