Languages Canada announces trade missions

03, October, 2014

Languages Canada, the association representing Canada’s English and French language schools, is undertaking a European trade mission in October encompassing Kazakhstan, Russia and Spain, and has also announced an Asian mission to Vietnam and China in November.

On the European mission, a delegation of 12 member schools will be travelling to Almaty, Kazakhstan, on October 8 for a series of meetings with local agents, education stakeholders and government representatives. The mission will take place at the InterContinental Hotel.

Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director of Languages Canada, said, “Kazakhstan’s recent renewal of the Bolshak scholarships and other investments in international education are a clear sign they want the next generation of students to have international experience. We hope to be able to work with partners in Kazakhstan to make Canada a top study destination for their students.”

The delegation will travel on to the Corinthia Hotel in the Russian city of St Petersburg on October 14 for a similar series of meetings. “Russia has been a growing source country for Canadian schools, and the creation of the new scholarship programme will contribute to strengthen that,” said Will Dubreuil, Manager of International Affairs and Marketing for Languages Canada.

Finally, the European mission will head to Barcelona, Spain, on October 16 with a new format allowing participants more flexibility in their meetings at the Novotel Barcelona City Hotel.

Additionally, a Languages Canada trade mission to Asia has also been announced. A delegation of schools will visit Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, with a welcome dinner planned for November 23, followed by two days of trade mission meetings. The delegation will then head to China for a two-day mission in Shanghai (November 27-28).

Languages Canada has 216 member institutions across the country, offering accredited English and French programmes from both the public and private sectors.

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