KPU Advances Study Abroad Opportunities Through UMAP

BC’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is the latest, and seventeenth, Canadian institution to join the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Consortium. UMAP provides post-secondary institutions with an opportunity to connect their students with colleges and universities in 36 countries/territories in Asia and the Pacific Rim for study abroad exchanges.

With a network of more than 200 participating higher education institutions in Asia, the Americas, and beyond, UMAP offers students a broad range of options for educational mobility including many destinations only available through UMAP.

KPU joins Coast Mountain College, College of New Caledonia, Douglas College, Justice Institute of BC, North Island College, Northern Lights College, Okanagan College, Royal Roads University, the University of Northern BC, and Acsenda School of Management, as the eleventh BC UMAP consortium member. The BC Council for International Education is Canada’s national secretariat for UMAP.


Carole St. Laurent, Associate Vice President of International, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

“KPU is thrilled to join the UMAP Consortium in building quality partnerships and reciprocal student and faculty mobility with Asia and the Pacific Rim. This will enhance our learning communities’ access to quality international experiences, while advancing KPU towards its mission of thinking and acting together to transform lives and empower positive change. We are thankful to BCCIE for their continuous support, and we look forward to forming collaborative relationships with the member institutions of the network.”


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