ANUIES and BCCIE staff members

Team BC Fall Mexico Mission

Oct 16, 2018    Source: Chelsea Dibble

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BC and Mexico invest in future international education partnerships

In support of BC’s International Education sector, BCCIE coordinated a Team BC Mission to Pachuca, Mérida, Puebla, and Mexico City, Mexico, from October 2–9, 2018. The purpose of the mission was to advance and strengthen sustainable relationships in the areas of reciprocal recruitment, collaboration, and partnership between BC and Mexico’s education sectors at the K-12, post-secondary, and language levels. 

XXVI AMPEI Annual Conference

The Mexican Association for International Education, A.C. (AMPEI) annual conference brought together 150 delegates, including representatives from the University of Victoria, Thompson Rivers University, and Languages Canada, over a three-day period in Pachuca, Mexico.

During the conference, BCCIE met with the AMPEI leadership team, as well as with the Consortium of Mexican Universities (CUMex), an existing partner, to explore new avenues of collaboration.

BCCIE also participated in a panel discussion with the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC), and the permanent delegation of Quebec in Mexico, on Canada’s efforts to advance internationalization between Mexico and Canada.

EduCanada Fair

The EduCanada Fair in Mexico City brought together more than 6,000 visitors, including 12 BC post-secondary schools and language schools. During the two-day fair, BCCIE held two 30-minute presentations on the benefits and opportunities of studying in British Columbia to more than 200 attendees. BCCIE also supported other in-market activities of EQA-designated BC public and private post-secondary institutions, public and independent K-12 schools, and language schools.

Future collaborations

During the mission, BCCIE met with the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions in Mexico (ANUIES) to discuss avenues for collaboration in the areas of communication, promotion, marketing, and match-making.

Quick facts:

  • Education missions are an important part of BCCIE’s work to diversify British Columbia’s international student populations and attract new students into the province.
  • According to data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Mexico is the eighth largest source country of international students to BC and the most popular destination province for Mexican students in Canada. 

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  • For more information on our upcoming missions or other International Education events, please visit the BCCIE events page.