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Upcoming Event: 9th Edition of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Collaboration Mission

November 3, 2016 – Senior officials of 17 post-secondary institutions, from 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, will visit Canada from November 7-16, 2016 to develop stronger ties in education.

In this 9th edition of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Collaboration Mission, the delegation will visit CEGEPs, colleges and universities in Charlottetown, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa. As the main theme of this year’s event is tourism education, the delegation will visit institutions that offer programs in tourism and its related areas (including hotel management, culinary arts, heritage conservation, museology, park management, organization of cultural events, etc.). The delegation will also take part in networking events and educational activities.

The 2016 Collaboration Mission aims to create more opportunities for student mobility by building on the achievements of previous missions. This year’s delegates are from 13 different countries: Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, St. Lucia and Uruguay.

The delegation will also attend the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) 50th Annual Conference. CBIE is a national bilingual not-for-profit organization that administers many programs of Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program (ISP) and the organizer of the ELAP Collaboration Missions.

About the Collaboration Mission

The Collaboration Mission is a key feature of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, one of Global Affairs Canada’s Student Exchange Programs (SEP), that offers over 400 scholarships per year to pursue short-term study and research exchanges at Canadian colleges and universities. In the past five years, over 3,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members and professional staff, from post-secondary institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, have benefited from SEP scholarships.

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