In­ter­na­tional pro­gram ex­pands

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A world view is be­ing de­vel­oped at Up­per Canada Dis­trict School Board (UCDSB) schools.

The UCDSB’s in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion has been bring­ing stu­dents to Canada for the last ten years.

En­rol­ment in the in­ter­na­tional pro­gram has in­creased an­nu­ally with over 400 stu­dents ex­pected study at schools across the UCDSB through­out the 2017-18 school year.

Many stu­dents ar­riv­ing in Septem­ber will be in Canada for a pe­riod of one school year, how­ever, others come with the in­ten­tion of ob­tain­ing their On­tario Sec­ondary School Di­ploma and mov­ing on to post-sec­ondary stud­ies in Canada.

“The suc­cess and con­tin­ued growth of this pro­gram has been in­cred­i­bly pos­i­tive for the re­gion and our lo­cal schools,” states Matthew Raby, the Pro­gram’s Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor. “Our en­rol­ment con­tin­ues to climb along with the di­ver­sity of our stu­dents. In Septem­ber we will have stu- dents from 25 coun­tries study­ing at 22 schools. Stu­dents from around the world are drawn to Canada for both the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion and qual­ity of liv­ing we of­fer. As more stu­dents en­rol with the UCDSB we are im­prov­ing the in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion, in­fus­ing lo­cal schools with di­ver­sity and in­ter­na­tional per­spec­tives and driv­ing eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment through­out our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.”

“The ma­jor­ity of in­ter­na­tional stu­dents study­ing at UCDSB schools live with lo­cal fam­i­lies through our part­ner­ship with the Canada Home­s­tay Net­work,” Mr. Raby re­lated.

“It’s a great way for the stu­dents to im­merse them­selves into the lan­guage and their new home com­mu­ni­ties. The pro­gram would not be suc­cess­ful with­out the sup­port of fam­i­lies across the UCDSB. We are al­ways look­ing for more peo­ple across all of our com­mu­ni­ties to get in­volved. If any­one is in­ter­ested they can visit www.why­i­ for more in­for­ma­tion.”

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