College of New Caledonia Joins International Education Partnership

Four post-secondary institutions in Northern B.C. are working together to make it easier for international students to transition from college to university.

The College of New Caledonia, along with Northern Lights College, Northwest Community College and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), signed a memorandum of understanding to provide guaranteed university admission for qualified international students applying to undergraduate degree programs at UNBC.

“The College of New Caledonia is thrilled to be a part of a partnership promoting Northern BC to the rest of the world,” said CNC President Henry Reiser. “Our International Student numbers are stronger than ever, and we believe the supports and programming offered through our institution will continue to be a draw for out of country students.”   This past school year CNC hosted over six hundred international students from over twenty-five countries.

The four post-secondary institutions signed the agreement at UNBC when they hosted 16 education consultants from 10 countries for a two-day Great Northern Familiarization Tour. Over the course of the visit, the consultants familiarized themselves with all four northern institutions and school districts from across Northern B.C.

The consultants work to pre-screen and select high-quality international students who are interested in studying in Canada. They came from Nigeria, Turkey, China, Russia, Mauritius, India, Mexico, Iran and Canada.

The tour marks the first time the four institutions have collaborated in this way and is part of an ongoing effort to work together to promote the outstanding educational opportunities available in Northern B.C.

Photo caption: (from left) UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks, Northwest Community College President and CEO Ken Burt, Northern Lights College President and CEO Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki and College of New Caledonia President Henry Reiser sign a memorandum of understanding to facilitate international student transfers.


Original content from: International Education Partnership

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