Learning across borders provides students with 21st century skills and abilities needed to thrive and compete in today’s global economy. International study also helps build a more innovative, inclusive and prosperous Canada. Here at UniversityWorks, students and recent grads from across Canada talk about their global research and study experiences, and how those opportunities are helping to shape the rest of their lives.
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- Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity View transcript
- Exhibiting Canada’s pluralism in Poland View transcript
- Experience in Asia nurtured independent thinking View transcript
- Studying abroad allows you to stay in school and travel at the same time View transcript
- A transformative hands-on experience in Tanzania View transcript
- Walking in the footsteps of renowned novelists in England View transcript
- Internship in Ghana places new meaning on cultural values View transcript
- International experience broadens career path in helping the most vulnerable View transcript
- A greater independence through studying in Uganda View transcript
- Today’s companies are global View transcript
- International experiences equip you with soft skills and future career connections View transcript
- Research internship in Australia focused on Indigenous identities View transcript
- Ghanian study program provides hands-on experience in development View transcript
- International Indigenous experience encourage new ways of thinking View transcript
97% of universities offer study-abroad opportunities
Global experiences include academic coursework, field schools, research, internships and co-ops.
Only 3% of students study abroad
Far too few Canadian undergrads (about 25,000 a year) take advantage of international experiences.
70% see cost as barrier
Most students surveyed say they would be more likely to study abroad if it was more affordable.
9/10 see career benefit
Almost 90% of grads who had a study-abroad experience say it contributed to their career advancement.
A competitive edge
More than 80% of employers consider grads with cross-cultural and global competencies as assets to their companies.
2/3 say Canada at risk
Many employers say Canada is at risk of being left behind unless young Canadians learn to think more globally.
THE VALUE OF STUDYING ABROAD
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