The Government of Canada funds the outbound student mobility pilot program through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
ESDC oversees program design, implementation, management, and disburses funds to Universities Canada for implementation.
The International Centre has recently hired three students to be part of the research team to work on the Universities Canada project titled Understanding barriers and demands for study/work abroad programs of low-income students, students with disabilities and Indigenous students. They are currently working on two surveys to be sent out early February to our target groups.
Primary objectives of the study include the following:
Find out what the top barriers are that stop students from participating in study/work abroad programs.
Sign partnerships with institutions that students in our target group are interested in.
Ensure bursaries are available to facilitate the demand for study/work abroad participation.
Support students in preparation for their study/work abroad experience to facilitate confidence in completing their program.
All survey participants’ names will be entered into a draw. The prizes consist of four $50 Wal-Mart gift cards that will be randomly selected. The draw will be held on March 1 and the winners will be notified via email.
If you are interested in filling out the survey in February, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about our current program offerings visit the U of L’s Study Abroad website.