ON colleges wait on approval to teach international students virtually in home countries

April 2, 2020

Ontario colleges are seeking new federal immigration rules in order to avoid a drastic reduction in international student enrollment. The Record states that colleges hope they will be able to enroll foreign students, teach them remotely in their home country, and allow students to claim this time abroad as if it is time spent in Canada. ApplyBoard Co-founder Martin Basiri argued that “there is always a need for people to go to good schools,” and encouraged a focus on those students already in Canada. "Right now they're locked down," said Basiri. "They don't have their family support. They don't have a social life. They're completely in another country. I worry about their mental health." The Record