The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is the latest Canadian institution to join the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Consortium. UMAP provides Canadian education 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. UNBC is the 10th Canadian institution to join the consortium.
The British Columbia Council for International Education is Canada’s national secretariat for UMAP. UNBC joins Coast Mountain College, College of New Caledonia, Justice Institute of BC, North Island College, and Okanagan College as the sixth BC UMAP consortium member.
Access to UMAP gives Canadian education institutions the following:
- Mobility for students and faculty via reciprocal exchanges to higher education institutions in Asia and the Pacific Rim;
- A foothold in emerging and existing markets for international students;
- Strategic partnerships with UMAP partner institutions that share their values and vision around internationalization.
Leonel Roldan-Flores, Director of International, University of Northern British Columbia
“UNBC is excited to be part of UMAP and we look forward to maximizing the student mobility opportunities that membership in the network affords. International student mobility is an important pillar in UNBC’s efforts to ensure that most of our students will graduate having had an international experience. We look forward to working with all the member institutions and thank BCCIE for their work in advancing international engagement.”