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3rd Annual OCENET International Education Info Fair “changes it up”

 

 Look for this poster promoting this year’s edition of the OCENET International Education Info Fair in schools, noting the change in format and location for this unique and special event to be held on May 26th

OCENET’s 3rd Annual International Education Info-Fair is changing up its format at a new location on a different day of the week. The event will be held on Thursday, May 26th, at the Confederation Education Centre from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. According to Kathy Scheepers, OCENET’s International Education Coordinator, and lead organizer, “the Info-Fair has been re-structured to maximize student and teacher engagement.” The event is open to all OCDSB schools participating in the International Certificate Program and up to 270 students are anticipated to attend.

This year’s event has been re-formatted to begin with a keynote speaker from the Aga Khan Foundation, followed by opportunities for attendees to visit information booths. Students will be able to pre-register online and choose from a diverse selection of workshops on topics that have an international focus of interest to youth and educators, ranging from student exchange programs, intercultural learning, university programs, student forums, and safety issues while travelling abroad, among many others. All of the presenters from the various NGO’s, non-profits and businesses have demonstrated a commitment to international education, and they will share their experiences with the students and teachers in order to open up avenues of interest and opportunity to their audiences.

One traditional feature of the Info-Fair that has been retained is the very popular “Hall of International Opportunities” which is comprised of booths hosted by representatives from various participant organizations and sponsors. This year over 30 groups will have info booths set up in the foyer and halls of the Confederation Education Centre. Info-Fair attendees will have the chance to ask questions and get answers firsthand, as well as obtain informational materials and brochures about all of the international programs and opportunities that are available.

 

 Students enrolled in the OCDSB International Certificate Program (ICP) at Gloucester High School attended workshops with SOS Children’s Villages who will be presenting at the OCENET Info-Fair


Registered attendees can choose from workshops presented by the following organizations:

  • National Student Commonwealth Forum
  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • Carleton University Global Academy
  • Canadian Education Exchange Foundation
  • Explorica
  • Ingle Insurance
  • Ryan’s Well
  • SOS Children’s Villages
  • STS Foundation (International Student Exchange)
  • YMCA Youth Exchange
  • Global Vision
  • Homestay
  • Korean Embassy
  • EF Tours • Confucius Institute
  • Global Insight Education

This diverse, exciting program is bound to inspire OCDSB students to think about becoming more involved as global citizens.

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