College students express growing interest in study abroad

October 23, 2017

Study abroad is becoming a growing priority for the Canadian college experience, writes Paul Attfield. The author highlights the efforts of Langara College, Lethbridge College, and Durham College to increase the number of students they have studying abroad. 2010 figures from the Canadian Bureau for International Education show that only 1.1% of full-time Canadian college students have a credit or not-for-credit educational experience abroad annually, although 82% of Canadian colleges and institutes offer such experiences. The three highlighted colleges all say that they have seen increasing interest from students to pursue study abroad in recent years, and that they are making moves to better support these students in doing so. Globe and Mail