Study Abroad

Global Mobility Engagement Online

Even though overseas travel is not possible, that does not mean we have stopped thinking about study abroad and looking forward to the future. The Global Mobility Engagement online webinar series will be an opportunity for interested students to learn more about what it might be like to study abroad!

The project involves three different institutions, CNC, North Island College, and Aurora College. Webinar sessions will involve participants and leaders from each institution, allowing for a wider breadth of engagement for all involved.

Each session will be co-facilitated by project coordinators and study abroad alumni who will share their own experiences learning abroad. There will be breakout rooms where everyone can engage in small group discussions immediately following each presentation. This peer-to-peer sharing will aim to better prepare participants for potentially undertaking a study abroad experience in the future.

Some sessions will also involve presentations from destination partner representatives and former exchange students, where participants may learn more about specific study abroad opportunities and gain insights from other traveling learners.

Prizes!

By participating in the webinar series, not only will students be introduced to the benefits and requirements of learning abroad, they will also be entered to win prizes based on the number of sessions they attend. At each session there will be five $20 gift cards up for grabs, and by filling out a feedback survey at the end of each session you will get your name in the grand prize of $500!  The more sessions attended, the more chances to win! Participant feedback will be integrated to better understand the barriers students must overcome to participate in study abroad programming.

The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program, designed and administered by Colleges and Institutes Canada.

Activity Schedule

The webinar series will consist of seven engagement sessions, one each week beginning February 1 and concluding the week of March 22. Stay tuned for exact session dates and times.

Week of Presentation Description
February 1 - 5 What to expect *preparing* for a study abroad experience?

Session facilitators will discuss their initial motivations and preparation to study abroad. Mentors will engage with participants to discuss their preconceptions of international travel and preparing to embark on a study abroad experience.

February 8 - 12  What to expect *during* a study abroad experience?   Session facilitators will discuss learning in a different country, and especially about expectations versus reality. Mentors will engage with participants to discuss the factors that shape student expectations about navigating a different country, and some things they were surprised by in their own experiences.
February 15 - 19 Reading week. No session this week.  
February 22 - 26 Destination Presentation 
March 1 - 5 Destination Presentation 
March 8 - 12  Exchange student perspectives 
March 15 - 19 Exchange student perspectives 
March 22 - 26 What are the *benefits* of studying abroad?

Session facilitators will discuss the various ways they benefitted from their study abroad experience. Mentors will engage with participants about what they would hope to gain by studying abroad, and some things to be mindful of to fully benefit from the experience.


 

  • Maria Christine CNC Nursing student practicum in Bangalore, India

    The Study Abroad program at CNC challenged my perspective of international healthcare, expanded my worldview, and gave me a better understanding of different cultures. This will help me move toward my career as a nurse.

    Maria Christine

    CNC Nursing student practicum in Bangalore, India