More than 150 Seneca students will be able to study in countries including Thailand, Ecuador, Peru, and Denmark due to the recent Global Skills Opportunity program.
Seneca will be able to extend its faculty-led study abroad programme, which enables students to receive International experience related to their academic degrees, thanks to a $5,00,000 funding from Employment and Social Development Canada.
The Global Skills Opportunity initiative eliminates financial constraints to overseas study, and monies at Seneca will be directed toward students in need. “This much-needed funding will help cover the travel costs that exclude too many students from participating in international experiences,” said Keith Monrose, Executive Director, Seneca International. “We want the students travelling abroad to represent our diverse and vibrant population, not just those who can afford it.”
Veterinary technician students learning at animal rescue centres in Ecuador and fashion students travelling to Peru to learn about the Andean culture and the challenges faced by local designers, thanks to the Global Skills Opportunity program are the overseas opportunities for future students at Seneca. Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada jointly manage funds for the International Skills Opportunity initiative.
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