“Young Canadians … need to know that the world is their classroom, and they need to go abroad to get a full education – one that will prepare them for the future.”
By the numbers
3.1%of students study abroad
While 97% of universities offer international experiences, just 3.1% of full time undergraduate students had taken advantage of these opportunities in 2012-13.
8/10see career benefit
More than 80% of employers that hire recruits with international and intercultural experiences say these employees enhance their company’s competitiveness.
70%see cost as barrier
Students surveyed say they would study abroad if it was more affordable and part of their study program.