Nunavut and Greenland working to establish student exchange program

June 1, 2016

Nunavut students may soon be able to participate in a student exchange program with Greenland. Officials with Nunavut Arctic College and Clyde River's Piqqusilirivvik School are working with high school Knud Rasmussenip Højskolia and trade and mining school Sanaartornermik Ilinniarfik, both located in the community of Sisimiut, Greenland, to establish an exchange program. Inuktitut is a dominant language in both regions, which will allow students to study in their home language. Students will also be able to access educational and cultural programs not available in their home countries. Students from Nunavut have often studied in Greenland in the past, but a new arrangement would make it easier for more students to explore exchange opportunities. Education minister Paul Quassa recently signed an agreement for the proposed program, but the details and logistics have yet to be worked out.