Great Plains College recruits international students from India and the Philippines
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.”