Great Plains Col­lege re­cruits in­ter­na­tional stu­dents from In­dia and the Philip­pines

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An ex­pan­sion of their in­ter­na­tional pro­gram will re­sult in a del­e­ga­tion of over­seas stu­dents reg­is­ter­ing at Great Plains Col­lege this fall.

In­ter­na­tional stu­dents will now have the op­tion to en­rol in the Ad­min­is­tra­tive As­sis­tant or Busi­ness Di­ploma pro­grams in Swift Cur­rent. Over­seas stu­dents can also take their Power En­gi­neer­ing (Fourth and Third Class) cour­ses in Kindersley.

The col­lege is an­tic­i­pat­ing be­tween 18 to 30 in­ter­na­tional stu­dents will en­rol at their two cam­puses this fall.

“Wel­com­ing more in­ter­na­tional stu­dents to our cam­puses pro­vides tremen­dous growth op­por­tu­ni­ties for the col­lege, new class­room learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for our do­mes­tic stu­dents and more vi­brancy to our com­mu­ni­ties,” ex­plained Kristy Slet­ten, man­ager of ad­mis­sions and in­ter­na­tional at Great Plains Col­lege. “We’re look­ing for­ward to see­ing many new faces around our Great Plains Col­lege com­mu­ni­ties this fall, and watch­ing the pos­i­tive im­pact they are sure to bring.”

Their re­cruit­ment of in­ter­na­tional stu­dents oc­curred this past spring when an in­ter­na­tional re­cruit­ment trip was taken in part­ner­ship with M Square Me­dia, an agent man­age­ment com­pany that acts as a li­ai­son be­tween re­cruit­ing agents and post-se­condary in­sti­tu­tions.

“We spent two weeks in In­dia and the Philip­pines meet­ing with re­cruit­ing agents and pro­mot­ing the col­lege...it was amaz­ing to see the in­ter­est that was shown in our in­sti­tu­tion and in our Kindersley and Swift Cur­rent com­mu­ni­ties,” added Slet­ten. “Since re­turn­ing, the ap­pli­ca­tions have been pour­ing in and we are work­ing through the full process in­volved in get­ting these stu­dents here.”

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