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  Global Connections
the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network
Spring 2016
 

 

OCDSB high schools host Japanese exchange students
On April 15th, students from four local high schools and their families hosted 83 students from Yamate-Gakuin School in Yokohama, Japan.
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YPLS partners with OCDSB to offer summer ESL credit courses
OCENET’s Young People’s Language School (YPLS) prepares international students to enter OCDSB high schools by focusing on English language skills and school orientation programs.  more >>

 

YPLS welcomes 24 students from Osaka to study in Ottawa
Students of Osaka Gakugei School enjoy the Canadian winter during their study in Ottawa. They will be in Ottawa for one year, studying at YPLS and in OCDSB high schools.
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3rd Annual OCENET International Education Info Fair “changes it up”
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.
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Glashan PS pioneers Grade 8 international trip to China
What are the odds of a group of twelve Grade 8 Glashan PS students and their chaperones “bumping” into a Glashan alumnus while visiting the Forbidden City? That is exactly what happened, and the chance encounter was symbolic of the unique trip that was...  more >>

 

Life as an "International student" in high school
Bill is in Grade 11 and has been an international student at Bell High School since Grade 9. He comes from the city of Jiamusi in northeastern China where the winter weather is similar to the climate in Ottawa.
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Winter 2015 English Explorer & Global Classroom Photo Gallery
Each summer and winter numerous student groups from across the globe participate in the educational programs offered by OCENET...  more >>

 

Meet OCENET: Alejandra Guidi
What are some of your main roles at OCENET?
As an Admissions Administrator in the International Student Program Office, I receive applications from foreign students who wish to study in OCDSB...  
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Castor Valley artwork in “The Biggest Painting in the World”
Imagine a painting over 100x100 metres in size created by thousands of students from around the world! This painting will be a reality in part because students at Castor Valley ES are contributing to this special artwork...  more >>

 

OCENET Tip Sheet #8:
International Field trips With Students

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board recently released revised procedures, accompanying forms, and supporting documents...  more >>

 

Thinking About Becoming A Homestay Host?
Among the many benefits of being a Homestay host : make a significant difference to the life of a student from another country, ...   more >>

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