Four post-secondary institutions in Northern B.C. are working together to make it easier for international students to transition from college to university.
Northwest Community College along with the College of New Caledonia, Northern Lights College and the University of Northern British Columbia, signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday, April 27 to provide guaranteed university admission for qualified international students applying to undergraduate degree programs at UNBC.
"This partnership creates a new student pathway between Northwest Community College and UNBC, which gives more options to international student," says NWCC President Ken Burt. "At NWCC international students are bringing a cultural richness and new perspectives to our communities and classrooms and we are very excited about that."
The four post-secondary institutions signed the agreement at UNBC when they hosted 16 education consultants from nine countries for a two-day Great Northern familiarization tour. Over the course of the visit, the consultants familiarized themselves with all four northern institutions and school districts from across Northern B.C.
The consultants work to pre-screen and select high-quality international students who are interested in studying in Canada. They came from Nigeria, Turkey, China, Russia, Mauritius, India, Mexico, Iran and Canada.
The tour marks the first time the four institutions have collaborated in this way and is part of an ongoing effort to work together to promote the outstanding educational opportunities available in Northern B.C.