Supporting Study Abroad: A World of Resources from Canada’s Consular Corps

Date: Feb 27, 2014
Time: 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Format: Roundtable
Hosted By: BCCIE
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000
City: 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free


Please join us for an informative presentation about Canada’s wide range of long-standing and new services available to all travelers presented by DFATD’s Senior Outreach Officer.

Thirty-two million international trips were made by Canadians in 2012 for leisure, study and work, up 6 % from the year previous (Source: Canadian Tourism Commission). These numbers are staggering. Part of this traffic is the movement of students, faculty and staff as they pursue international education interests around the world. Equally staggering is the amount of work and preparation by institutions that go into helping ensure that one’s international experience is grounded in accurate and up-to-date information to facilitate a safe and enlightening travel experience.

To this end we would like to invite you to a special presentation of importance to all who are involved in delivering short-term or long-term study programs — at the K-12 or PSE level — or who are involved in support of outgoing international travel from your institution or district.

We would encourage you to sign up for this event to better understand the broad range of long-standing and new services available to the travelling Canadian from our Consular Corps abroad.  The Consular Outreach and Partnerships Program is a division of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Canada responsible for promoting tools like to help Canadians who travel abroad make safe, informed and responsible decisions.  The website is a “one-stop shop” where you can find pertinent information to help faculty, staff and students make well informed decisions while travelling or living abroad.

Join Michelle Saucier, Senior Outreach Officer with the Government of Canada, for an overview of these tools and resources, the roles of consular services and much more.

About Presenter:

Michelle Saucier is a Senior Outreach Officer with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s (DFATD) Consular Outreach and Partnership Program.  An experienced communications strategist, she brings her unique blend of talent and experience to DFATD where she provides safe travel advice to Canadians living and traveling abroad.

This is a non-paid BCCIE event open to BC public school districts, recognized independent K-12 schools and EQA designated post-secondary institutions and languages schools.

To attend this event please register specifying your name, position and email address to BCCIE Events at by Tuesday February 25th, 2014.

For more information please contact BCCIE at .