Canada will not produce “next generation of leaders” without bolstering study abroad: report

November 17, 2017

Canada ranks ahead of only the UK in the number of PSE students it sends abroad, according to a report released by the University of Ottawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. The Global Education for Canadians report, which compares the outbound mobility of students as part of their undergraduate program, found that Canada sat well behind countries such as France, Germany, Australia, and the US, with only 11% of its domestic students going overseas. “If we fail to act, these nations rather than ours will produce the next generation of leaders across all sectors,” the report noted, adding that “[study abroad] must be seen as a vital tool to equip young Canadians from all walks of life for success. Their future, and Canada’s future, depends on it.” The PIE News