We are pleased to invite you and your students to the Teach in Shaanxi Job Fair in Vancouver, organized by the Provincial Department of Education of Shaanxi Province, with the support of the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) and the Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver. This fair is open to both educators and students. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet directly with institution representatives, learn about their employment opportunities and compensation packages. In some cases, opportunities exist to sign employment agreements with institutions at the event.
The provincial capital of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an, has a rich cultural heritage as the capital city for imperial dynasties and one of the ancient Silk Road’s important stop. It is home of the famous terracotta army, a UNESCO world heritage site. Shaanxi is a major hub for development, technology and education, transportation and logistics in Western China. In 2017, Shaanxi registered 2.19 trillion Yuan (approx. C$439 billion) of GDP, a year-on-year increase of 8 percent and 1.1 of a percentage point higher than the country's growth rate. In Western China, Shaanxi is the home of several leading universities and research institutes, as well as universities specialized in Visual Arts, Music, Forestry, Agriculture, etc.
Shaanxi is the starting point of the Belt and Road Initiative, which covers more than 60 countries and regions in the world, currently accounting for some 30 per cent of global GDP and more than 35 per cent of the world's merchandise trade.
Educators and recent graduates with bachelor, master or doctoral degrees
Job vacancies at Shaanxi Institutions
- Music Instructors
- Visual Arts Instructors
- Language Instructors
Participating institutions from Shaanxi
Public universities (national level)
- Northwestern Polytechnical University
- Northwest A&F University
- Xidian University
- Shaanxi Normal University
- Chang'an University
- Xi’an Jiaotong University
Public universities (provincial level)
- Northwest University
- Xi'an University of Technology
- Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
- Shaanxi University of Science & Technology
- Xi'an University of Science and Technology
- Xi'an Shiyou University
- Yan'an University
- Xi'an Technological University
- Xi'an Polytechnic University
- Northwest University of Politics and Law
- Xi'an Conservatory of Music
- Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts
- Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine
- Baoji University of Arts and Sciences
- Shaanxi Xueqian Normal University
- Xi'an FanYi University
- Xi'an Eurasia University
Please kindly help to invite your educator colleagues and students to attend the event.
We look forward to seeing you and your students there.MORE INFO >
— Apr 12, 2018
Registration for this workshop is now closed.
This two-day, hands-on lab will teach you how to use WES' proven evaluation methods and techniques, and show you the latest tools and resources to evaluate international credentials from Brazil, India, Mexico and Vietnam in a systematic and productive manner. Working with authentic credentials, you will hone your evaluation skills and gain insights that will help you streamline your admissions processes and make the most efficient and reliable admissions decisions for your institution. The workshop will be led by seasoned WES experts who will share information and respond to questions based on the most pertinent topics related to credential evaluation.
To view a detailed agenda, click here.
This workshop will include:
- Learning how to obtain appropriate and authentic academic documents
- Determining the status of the overseas institutions
- A review and comparison of Canadian and foreign educational systems
- Hands-on exercises and tips for evaluating credentials from Brazil, India, Mexico and Vietnam
- WES instructors are highly experienced international credential evaluators and have a combined 30+ years of experience in the field.
- Training blends instruction of WES methodology with hands-on practical opportunities to enrich learning.
- Customized instruction and materials tailored to the needs of BC’s International Education sector.
- All participants will receive a workbook with helpful resources such as information on country education systems, common grading scales, accreditation, verification procedures, and sample credentials with practical evaluation exercises.
Ari Mihael, Quality Assurance Director
Ari has been evaluating international academic credentials at WES for nearly 20 years. He specializes in the education systems of France, the Middle East and India, as well as document authenticity and verification. Ari has presented at numerous national conferences, including NAFSA, and is a seasoned presenter at annual WES workshops and webinars. Ari speaks Greek, Hebrew and French.
Kevin Rolwing, Quality Assurance Director
Kevin Rolwing has more than 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of international academic credential evaluation issues. He specializes in the educational systems of Latin America and Western Europe, and has presented his research in articles and at many national and international academic and professional conferences, including NAFSA, ACCRAO, NAGAP and EAIE conferences. He also regularly provides credential evaluation workshop training to university admissions officers and other professionals.
Registration for this event is now closed.
Registration is now open to all BC public and private EQA-designated post-secondary institutions, as well as institutions outside of BC and Canada. Please note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, please register soon to secure your spot.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refunds of event registration fees paid, less a $100.00 CAD administration fee, will be granted until March 27, 2018. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to email@example.com on or before this date.
No refunds will be given after March 27, 2018. However, name changes are allowed provided that they are submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 4, 2018.MORE INFO >
BCCIE is delighted to invite you to this unique event to meet with representatives from one of Brazil’s largest associations of private K-12 schools. The Brazilian Association of Private Educational Institutions of the Federal District (SINEPE / DF) represents more than 450 private K-12 schools and over 200,000 students from the Federal District in Brazil. The delegation coming to Vancouver is composed of 19 representatives from eight SINEPE affiliated schools and will be led by the association's President - Álvaro Moreira Domingues Júnior. For his biography, click here.
The delegation’s objectives are to learn about BC’s education system, pathways for student and staff mobility, and to advance knowledge and best practices that address the tenets of internationalization. The delegation is interested in meeting with both BC K-12 and post-secondary institutions.
- Learn about Brazil’s private K-12 systems and opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with both K-12 and higher education sectors
- Learn about opportunities for recruitment and partnership development with SINEPE members
- Network with representatives from one of Brazil’s largest associations of private K-12 high-schools
- Hold one-on-one meetings with school representatives from the SINEPE association
The Brazilian Association of Private Educational Institutions of the Federal District (SINEPE / DF) is a consortium representing more than 450 private K-12 schools and over 200,000 students from the Federal District, in Brazil. The association’s headquarters in located in Brasilia. Since 1969 SINEPE/DF has worked to advance the opportunities for their students while engendering a passion for learning, achievement and excellence in the process of scientific, technological and cultural learning towards the development of Brazil and beyond.
Individual institutional profiles will be published on this event page in the coming days and available for pick-up at the event.
BC public and independent K-12 schools, and public and private EQA-designated post-secondary institutions.
Note: Please come prepared with collateral and promotional material, as well as any other resources that you deem appropriate. Immediately following the presentation, BC institutions will have the opportunity to meet SINEPE representatives individually.
To confirm your attendance at this event, please complete this form by Monday, April 30. Please note that there is limited capacity and as such this event registration will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.MORE INFO >
— Jun 1, 2018
2018 Canada Pavilion: British Columbia Presence
BCCIE will again be financing and coordinating the BC Zone in the Canada Pavilion for the NAFSA conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 27–June 1, 2018. To be eligible to participate, your institution, school or district must be eligible to use the EduCanada brand, and booth representatives must register for the full NAFSA conference.
Sign-up for time slots will be on a first-come, first-served basis through an online scheduling service called Calendly. If your institution is sending more than one representative to the conference, please coordinate requests for booth space with your colleagues to avoid duplication. Out of courtesy to fellow colleagues, we ask that delegates have their booth schedules finalized by Friday May 25, 2018.
If you have any questions about the scheduling or would like further details, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANADA PAVILION AT NAFSA: BC ZONE
- 60-minute time slots are available during NAFSA Exhibit Hall hours May 29-June 1, 2018.
- Each institution, school or district can select a maximum of three-time slots by Monday May 14, 2018.
- Before May 14: If you select more than three-time slots, BCCIE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule your additional selections
- After May 14: You may sign-up for additional meeting times, if they are available
- Up to three institutions are permitted to sign-up per time slot. If a time slot is not showing on the Calendly system, it has already reached the full capacity of three institutions.
- Please re-schedule or cancel any timeslots that you are not able to make directly on Calendly.
HOW TO SIGN-UP
Step 1: Select the desired time/date above OR visit Calendly: calendly.com/bc_nafsa18
Step 2: Click on your preferred date to see available time slots
Step 3: Click on preferred time slot and click “CONFIRM”
Step 4: Enter your Name, Institution, and Email Address. Click “SCHEDULE EVENT”
Step 5: You’re booked! Add to calendar (if desired). NOTE: You will have to repeat this process for each time slot you wish to book.
You will receive an email confirmation from BC Council for International Education (via Calendly) confirming the time slot you have signed up for. In this confirmation email, there is also a) an opportunity to download directly to your preferred calendar software, and b) a direct link to reschedule or cancel that timeslot.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.MORE INFO >
— Jun 20, 2018
Our 9th Annual Summer Conference will be held at The Westin Bayshore, June 17–20, 2018. The conference theme for 2018 will be "Things we should be talking about in International Education."
Background information about Summer Conference
BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 500 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC. For more information, please view the 2017 presentations.
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— Jul 6, 2018
Leadership and Management in Higher Education in a Globalized World: Innovations and Best Practices
Co-hosted by SEAMEO RETRAC and BCCIE.
April 20, 2018 – Abstracts and Biographies
May 25, 2018 – Early Bird Registration
June 8, 2018 – Full Paper Submission
June 15, 2018 – Regular Registration
Call for Papers
If you are interested in submitting a paper for International Conference 2018, please find the information in this package.
- Leadership in Policy Innovation in Higher Education
- University-Industry Partnership Development
- 21st Century Skills Development in Higher Education
- Technology for Innovative Teaching and Learning
- Teacher Education and Satisfaction Improvement
- Research Development in Higher Education
- Quality Assurance in Higher Education
We welcome participation from local, regional and international individuals, including:
- educational leaders
- educational administrators/managers
- university professors, researchers
- others with an interest in education and training
For more information, please visit the conference website.
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IDP Education India believes that Indian students have been keen to study in Canada for a long time and we are confident that the demand for quality education from international students will maintain Canada's position as a leading study abroad destination.
India is a young country with 51% of the population under 19 years of age. Presently, there are approximately 700 universities and about 35,539 colleges in the country. HRD estimates a requirement of another 800 universities and 35,000-40,000 colleges to enable more than 46 million children to avail college and university education. This supply and demand gap continues to drive students to look at higher education opportunities overseas.
India as a country that is predominantly a graduate market with over 81% of students applying for Graduate programs while the Undergraduate market share is around 19%. IDP’s performance for Canada in FY 17 is better balanced with 56% students opting for graduate programs and 44% opting for undergraduate programs. Popular courses in India are: Management, Information Technology, Network Security, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Biological Sciences, Communications, Finance and Accounting, Dental Hygiene, Aeronautics, Biotechnology and Pharmacy, etc.
About the Workshop
The Australia New Zealand Agent Workshop 2018 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand. Excellent facilities, an inspiring art scene, fantastic cuisine and unique culture - Auckland has much to offer international students and visitors. View a 1 minute destination video here.
Both New Zealand and Australia offer world-class education, travel and lifestyle opportunities at competitive price points, making them highly attractive destinations for students and youth travellers from across the globe. Each year ANZA attracts hundreds of educators, work & travel organisations, industry service providers, and international agents (buyers) who send many thousands of students and youth travellers to the region annually.
The ANZA Workshop is the most efficient and cost-effective way to personally meet a large number of high-quality agents committed to sending students and youth travellers to New Zealand and Australia.
In 2017, the ANZA Workshop hosted 482 participants from 320 organisations in 49 countries, growing by 15% over the previous year. Educators, work & travel organisations, and service providers conducted over 4 200 pre-scheduled business meetings with 178 top quality agents from 42 countries.
ICEF takes agent quality very seriously. Consequently, all agents at the ANZA Workshop will have passed ICEF’s comprehensive selection and screening process. Additionally, each agency will have proven an active interest in New Zealand and Australian destinations.
The ANZA Workshop offers many professional development opportunities for participants, including seminars on international education trends, insights into key markets, current visa issues and guidance on building successful relationships with agents.
For more information and to register, please visit the ICEF event page.MORE INFO >
Internationalization and Research: Challenges and Strategies
The FAUBAI – Brazilian Association for International Education invites you to the FAUBAI 2018 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the most important event on internalization of higher education in South America.
It will focus on the relation between internationalization and research, the challenges and strategies to implement comprehensive internationalization policies and the attractiveness of Brazilian research.
The conference will offer a unique opportunity to meet partners and some of the most important players and experts in the ﬁeld as well as also to improve the knowledge of international policies and programs.
- Vice-presidents, SIOs, Heads of International Offices from Brazil and Abroad
- Specialists on internationalization of higher education
- Representatives of associations and organizations from Brazil and abroad
- Plenaries and Parallel Sessions
Study the intercultural challenges faced by post-secondary organizations working to internationalize their campuses. Define the rationale, purpose and benefits of internationalization and assess the impact of a global community on your institution. Explore ways of establishing, building and maintaining successful international programs and systems.
Note: This course is designed for people working in post-secondary organizations.
Facilitator: Darla Deardorff
For more information, please contact the UBC ExL Centre for Intercultural Communication.MORE INFO >
Pathways to Prosperity and ICA-Victoria Workshop on International Students as Future Permanent Residents
This full-day workshop will discuss the role of international students in Canada's immigration program. The sessions will include research on the characteristics of international students who come to Canada, where they are going, and why. They will also consider how well international students are doing in Canada and research on the factors that affect their attraction to, and their motivations for studying and remaining in Canada. The workshop will provide opportunities to discuss innovative services and supports for international students, and employer and municipal perspectives on hiring and retaining international students. We will also discuss barriers that international students face in seeking permanent residency in Canada, and strategies for overcoming these barriers. The final session will involve an open discussion of strategies for sharing best practices in supporting international students, and future research needs in this area. Sessions will include both presentations on the issues at hand and opportunities for fulsome discussion by all attendees.
If you have any questions, please email Sonali Advani at firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE INFO >
This full-day workshop will discuss the role of international students in Canada's immigration program. The sessions will include research on the characteristics of international students who come to Canada, where they are going, and why. They will also consider how well international students are doing in Canada and research on the factors that affect their attraction to, and their motivations for studying and remaining in Canada. The workshop will provide opportunities to discuss innovative services and supports for international students, and employer and municipal perspectives on hiring and retaining international students. We will also discuss barriers that international students face in seeking permanent residency in Canada, and strategies for overcoming these barriers. The final session will involve an open discussion of strategies for sharing best practices in supporting international students, and future research needs in this area. Sessions will include both presentations on the issues at hand and opportunities for fulsome discussion by all attendees.MORE INFO >
About this Workshop
For most international students, agents play an important role in selecting and applying to institutions abroad. As a result, agents have become a vital recruitment method for Canadian and US educators.
For the last seven years, the ICEF North America Workshop in Canada has attracted an increasing number of participants, firmly establishing itself as Canada’s leading education networking event.
In 2018, the ICEF North America Workshop will be held in Toronto. At the event, educators and service providers from Canada and the US will meet with hundreds of education agents, all rigorously vetted through ICEF’s renowned quality screening process. Among other requirements, agents must provide several references from current Canadian and US partners, and disclose the number of students they have successfully placed per education sector in North America in the last year. This ensures that only active, relevant agencies are accepted to the event.
Prior to the workshop, educators and service providers gain access to eSchedule PRO, ICEF’s customised scheduling software. Through this software, educators and service providers can easily determine relevant agents and pre-arrange up to 38 face-to-face meetings.
In addition to formal meetings and social events, workshop participants may also participate in various market intelligence seminars and industry presentations.
Attended by the best North America-focused educational agents, and organised by the industry leader in educator-agent networking events, the ICEF North America Workshop – Toronto is the must attend international education event in Canada.
The event enables educators to hold pre-scheduled one-to-one business appointments with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers. These appointments are 25 minutes in duration and serve the dual objectives of meeting with new contacts and/or maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable social networking opportunities.
For more information, please visit the ICEF website.MORE INFO >
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the national, voluntary membership organization representing publicly supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics in Canada and internationally.
Known previously as the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), CICan continues to champion the innovations, applied research, international development, and the employment or entrepreneurial opportunities that are created by its member institutions and partners all over the world.
CICan’s members work with industry and social sectors to train learners of all ages and backgrounds at over 420 campuses serving urban, rural, and remote communities across Canada. The association is committed to quality education and skills development opportunities for all Canadians as a means to maximize labour market participation and support Canada’s prosperity.MORE INFO >
Join thousands of students from the Vancouver, BC, area to meet one-on-one with top universities from across the United States, Canada and the world.
This is a free event for students from grades 9 - 12, taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 1-4pm. There will be more than 200 universities in attendance.
This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet one-on-one with top universities from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the world. Please find the event poster here. Students are invited to pre-register online for this free event. Students and parents will find the speaker sessions of interest and you can find a list of all the participating universities this year.
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CAPS-I's Annual Conference and AGM will be held at the PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown, PEI from Sunday, May 6, 2018 to Tuesday, May 9, 2018. The Association is pleased to offer a full 2-day conference schedule with 3 pre-conference workshop options as well as networking events and sightseeing tours followed by the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 9th.MORE INFO >
About this Workshop
The inaugural ICEF Africa Workshop will take place in Cape Town and is set to be the premier networking and student recruitment event in Africa. As such, it will bring student recruitment agents from around the world interested in South Africa as a study destination and will connect international educators and service providers with agents from all over Africa.
In the 2016 i-Graduate ICEF Agent Barometer, nearly half of the agents surveyed said that they viewed South Africa as an attractive or very attractive study destination. ELT student numbers increased by 19% in 2016, and student weeks by 20%. With the November 2016 resolution of a two-year discussion regarding student visa eligibility for ELT students, the sector is now poised for further growth. South Africa has also established itself as a key study destination within Africa. Its proximity and affordability — along with the quality and reputation of South African higher education — continue to be important factors in attracting foreign students.
Africa is a major area of growth for outbound students and countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana and Ghana are emerging markets complementing Nigeria.
In addition to meeting with agents during the workshop, participants are welcome to attend market intelligence seminars and networking receptions.
The ICEF Africa Workshop is the most dynamic and productive way to foster relationships with current partners and new representatives in a range of emerging markets.
For more information and to register, please visit the ICEF event page.MORE INFO >
Join peers and experts at the largest gathering in the field of international education for the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment." The conference will take place May 27-June 1, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will feature outstanding educational and professional development opportunities and a world-class expo hall.
Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment
The 2018 annual conference theme, “Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment,” highlights the value and power of diverse voices that lead to more authentic collaborations and speak to alternative narratives that challenge our old ideas and make us think about new solutions and opportunities. But multiple voices without a shared commitment is cacophony—it lacks the power of collaboration, mutual trust, and a desire to meet challenges together.
An Exceptional Learning Opportunity
The NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo is the premier forum to connect with peers who have similar job challenges and who can identify possible solutions. Learn from top administrators, researchers, authors, and seasoned practitioners in the fields of education abroad; international student and scholar services; international enrollment management; international education leadership; and teaching, learning, and scholarship. The conference program is designed to help you improve your knowledge of model practices and strategies.
Registration opens on March 1, 2018. For more information about NAFSA 2018 and to register for the conference, please visit the website.
Global Affairs Canada Program at NAFSA 2018
EduCanada Pavilion at NAFSA
The EduCanada Pavilion will be prominently located in the exhibition hall (#2208 and #2408) and will feature the EduCanada brand. The pavilion will host a large number of Canadian institutions, provincial governments and national associations. All of Canada’s provinces will be represented; institutions will be located within their respective provincial space. Please visit the EduCanada Pavilion # 2208, #2408 during NAFSA Exhibit Hall hours:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 08:30 – 15:30 EduCanada Pavilion, Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 08:30 – 17:30 EduCanada Pavilion, Exhibit Hall
Thursday, May 31, 2018 08:30 – 17:00 EduCanada Pavilion, Exhibit Hall
Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:15 – 13:00 Dedicated Expo hours (no sessions scheduled)
Friday, June 1, 2018 08:30 – 11:15 EduCanada Pavilion, Exhibit Hall
If you plan to attend NAFSA and wish to spend time at the EduCanada Pavilion, please inform your provincial government representative.
Canada-focused events and opportunities
The NAFSA Canada Member Interest Group (Canada MIG) is pleased to share information about Canada-focused events and opportunities at NAFSA 2018.
Click here for more details about the below noted items, including details about purchasing invitations for the ever popular Canada Reception.
1. Canada Reception - Invitations on sale
2. CanadaMIG Meeting - Thursday May 31, 1-2pm
3. Canada Day in May - First Edition! - Monday May 28
4. Global Affairs Canada at NAFSA 2018
5. Canada MIG Co-Chair Nominations
Missed the 2017 Canada Reception? See a video of the wildly successful 2017 event here.MORE INFO >
— Jun 15, 2018
Vancouver is delighted to host this Private Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), LLC qualifying seminar. IDI offers both public and “private” or customized IDI Qualifying Seminars. Most IDI Seminars are offered publicly and take place in the US. Offering a “private” seminar will afford interested educators in BC easier access to the training while being delivered by an IDI Qualified Administrator.
The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. The IDI Assessment is a 50-item questionnaire available online that can be completed in 15–20 minutes and can be administered by licensed IDI Qualified Administrators. Thousands of Qualified Administrators in more than 30 countries have extensively applied the IDI in corporate, non-profit, government, faith-based, and educational contexts.
Attendance at an IDI Qualifying Seminar and consent to a licensing agreement is required to use the IDI Assessment. Participants will receive IDI handouts and materials that include detailed interpretive guidelines, and written descriptions of procedures. During the seminar, participants will:
- Gain proficiency in using the IDI for increasing intercultural competence for individuals, teams, and organizations
- Learn how the IDI differs from traditional measures of intercultural competence
- Learn how to interpret individual and group IDI profiles of intercultural competence
- Practice giving IDI feedback in supportive role-play scenarios
- Receive training and access to use the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory® (ICS®)
For more information on the ICS, offered by ICS Inventory, LLC, visit www.icsinventory.com.
All participants who complete the IDI Qualifying Seminar are recognized as IDI Qualified Administrators who are licensed to utilize and administer the IDI Assessment.
PRIVATE QUALIFYING SEMINAR FOR EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS* IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
* Education Professionals from BC public and independent K-12 schools, and public and private EQA-designated post-secondary institutions and language schools
Mafalda Arias is an instructor for the IDI Qualifying Seminar and a Qualified Administrator of the IDI. She is the founder of Mafalda Arias and Associates. She has used the IDI to assess groups and measure client developmental progress primarily in the mining and mineral exploration industries with corporations, government, industry associations, and service providers. Mafalda was born, raised, and educated in Lima, Peru, and has over 19 years’ experience working in various capacities in private and public companies in the mineral exploration and mining industries in Canada and South America. As a native of Peru, she is bilingual (Spanish/English) and is conversant in French. Receiving an education in various countries and being able to communicate in three languages, coupled with her experience as an immigrant to Canada, has provoked her curiosity and assisted her in discovering intercultural matters. Mafalda has a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Relations at the University of the Pacific in California. She also has a Business Administration degree from the Universidad de Lima in Peru and a post-graduate certificate in International Commerce from ESAN in Peru.
For questions about the IDI Qualifying Seminar, please contact Mafalda Arias at email@example.com.
US$1,750 plus applicable tax. Payment will be made through the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) online payment platform in US funds. BCCIE is only acting as an interlocutor to help bring this IDI Qualifying Seminar to BC.
Tuition includes: Seminar, seminar materials, individual IDI Profile Report with feedback, customized Intercultural Development Plan, Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory® (ICS®) materials. Coffee/Tea and snacks are provided throughout the 2.5 days. Accommodation, lunch, and dinner are not included.
The seminar begins each day at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14. The seminar will end at 12:00pm on Friday, June 15. Participants must stay at the seminar until 12:00pm on Friday, June 15 to receive their IDI Qualified Administrator (QA) Licensure.
Participants are responsible for locating suitable accommodation and booking their own room(s). While there are numerous hotels located near the venue, we suggest you book your hotel early.
A minimum of 10 registrants is required to hold this IDI Qualifying Seminar. Registration deadline is May 10, 2018. No refunds will be provided after May 10, 2018, but registration may be re-assigned to another colleague until May 31, 2018.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early.
ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Please register and process payment. Full tuition is due at time of registration.MORE INFO >
BCCIE’s partner, Beijing International Education Exchange (BIEE), the international arm of the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, has again extended an invitation for 22 secondary school students from across British Columbia to participate in the 2018 Beijing International Student Summer Camp. The dates of the camp will be July 14-25, 2018, which includes a half day pre-departure workshop in Vancouver. Two chaperones/teachers from the BC K-12 system and one BCCIE representative will accompany the students on the 10-day Summer Camp.
Students from over 20 countries will participate in the 2018 Summer Camp, integrating Chinese language and culture activities throughout the program. Students will be guided through classroom and cultural settings throughout Beijing, with field trips, cultural performances, cooking demonstrations and many other activities including:
- Basic Mandarin and Chinese Culture Lessons
- Chinese Traditional Handcrafts such as Chinese knot, and Chinese painting,
- Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstration and lessons
- Famous historic and cultural sites tour with visits to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Hutongs, and the National Stadium
On behalf of BIEE, we would like to invite BC school districts and independent schools to each nominate up to two local secondary students between the ages of 15 to 17 to participate in the program. Once you have selected your students, please send the requested information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 6, 2018, with the following details as outlined below.
Student information required:
- First name
- Last name
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Letter of support from the Principal or Superintendent
- We encourage districts and schools to promote this program and advise you that student selection is fully the responsibility of the school/school district. You must establish your own internal selection criteria and procedure to identify exemplary and team-oriented candidates as student ambassadors of BC and Canada.
- Districts or schools will be required to provide a brief letter of support from the Principal or Superintendent for each student selected to participate in the program.
- Participants who fail to follow camp rules or harm the reputation of the district or school will be sent home at their own expense.
- In an effort to extend this opportunity to as broad a range of students as possible, districts are encouraged to consider gender diversity in their selection of students from different schools where possible
We will also be in need of two teachers who can act as chaperones. Districts or schools are welcome to nominate a teacher to accompany the group.
Note: These spaces fill up quickly. Selection of students and chaperones will be on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
Costs related to the Summer Camp in Beijing
All in-China costs for BC participants will be covered by the hosts, BIEE. These costs include accommodations, meals, local transportation, tuition and local activities.
The pre-departure orientation costs will be covered by BCCIE. These costs include one-night accommodation in Vancouver, meals, and local transportation to airport (one-way).
Each participant will be required to pay for international and domestic airfare between the participant’s home airport and Beijing, medical/travel insurance and an administration fee, which covers camp registration costs and securing a China visitor’s visa. The approximate anticipated cost for these items Is $1900 CDN. Participants are also encouraged to bring spare funds for personal use. Please note that in the past some districts have covered some or all fees for their participating students and chaperones. Your support in this fashion would be appreciated. Please visit BIEE’s website for more information about the Summer Camp.
Benefits of Studying Abroad
Today’s world is interconnected. To be successful, students must become global thinkers and develop intercultural competencies. Students who are flexible and open-minded to new ideas, languages, and ways of life, will have an advantage both professionally and personally. Some experts even say international experiences make you brighter and more creative. We understand that study abroad programs, even short-term ones can help launch students towards valuing the complexity of a diverse world. Through a well-developed study abroad program, one’s sense of self, self-confidence and responsibility towards others, can be greatly enhanced.MORE INFO >
About this Workshop
The ICEF Higher Education Workshop provides a targeted opportunity for international tertiary institutions, selected higher education focused agents, and relevant service providers to hold pre-scheduled, one-to-one business meetings, effectively and efficiently.
Agents continue to play a crucial role in the growth of the higher education sector. Agents represent institutions in their markets and provide culturally-aware counselling to students and their families. Agents also monitor enrolment criteria, streamlining the entire process.
At the 2017 event, a total of 125 educators and 14 service providers met with 127 agents from 46 countries around the world. ICEF is renowned for inviting only the most relevant and professional agents to attend its events. This reputation was built through ICEF’s stringent screening process. All agents are required to provide verifiable data on their business practices, performance, and must also supply recent references from higher education partners. These steps, among other things, ensure that your meeting time is not wasted.
The ICEF Higher Education Workshop takes place immediately before the ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum, and the 2018 EAIE Conference, also in Geneva, allowing educators to attend multiple events.
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— Oct 12, 2018
The 32nd annual Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) will be held in Sydney from October 9 to 12, 2018.
The theme is 'empowering a new generation' and the program will feature world-leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition, all hosted in and around the new Sydney Convention Centre, ICC Sydney.
With over 1300 attendees, AIEC 2018 will once again be the leading event on the international education calendar in Australia.
For more information, please visit the AIEC 2018 website.MORE INFO >
About this Workshop
There is no comparable event in terms of size and opportunity anywhere in the world – the ICEF Berlin Workshop is the leading international education focused networking forum and a must-attend event for all industry professionals.
Berlin workshop participants may attend various seminars, expert panels, and presentations each providing valuable insights into the latest trends and research affecting international education. In addition, workshop attendees benefit from numerous informal networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception and an official gala dinner. These social events give participants the chance to make further contacts and extend business relationships on a more personal level.
The ICEF Berlin Workshop is the most comprehensive and cost-effective way to keep up with industry developments, share ideas with peers and extend existing networks through meeting top international education professionals, face-to-face, in one convenient location.
For more information and to register, please visit the ICEF event page.MORE INFO >