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  Global Connections
the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network
Fall 2019


OCENET celebrates its 20th Anniversary!
Over the past two decades, the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network has grown from a handful of international students to close to 1,000 international students from nearly 50 different countries today...  more>>


Aix Marseilles student exchange brings cultures together
The 2018-2019 academic year saw the realization of extensive discussions and planning by OCENET following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with L'académie d'Aix-Marseille, Région académique Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France) to arrange...  more>>


Woodroffe HS encourages international experiences for students
Woodroffe HS has a long tradition of offering international study tours to its students. Special Education teacher Jamie Hughson taking students with cognitive challenges on annual study tours...   more >>


OCENET publishes a new international student guidebook
OCENET is pleased to announce the recent release of a new and updated guide for administrators, guidance counsellors and teachers who work with international students and educators...  more >>


ESL teacher is a role model for YPLS international students
A former ESL student herself, Jenny Lee never thought she would be an ESL teacher. That became a reality in January 2018 when she began teaching part-time at YPLS: “I am a role model to the students. They can see themselves in me because I personally know that it can be a very long process to learn a new language and adapt to and settle in a new culture... more>>


Life as an international student in Ottawa
In Grade 9, Irene is from Zaragoza, Spain, and wanted to come to Canada because she is interested in other cultures and in improving her English. Also, Irene had briefly visited Ottawa four years ago and really liked the city...  more >>


Korean Cultural Centre hosts 6th Annual Korea Forum for international certificate students
On December 5th, International Certificate Program (ICP) students from 14 OCDSB high schools attended the 6th Annual ICP Korea Forum to learn about Korean culture...  more >>


Meet OCENET: Sean Oussoren
I feel fortunate to wear several hats at OCENET. My primary role is supporting the students and teacher advisors in the International Certificate Program, a voluntary program that recognizes and honours students who demonstrate a commitment to being motivated, engaged and active global citizens... more >>


Lynch–Getty Global Student Award Recipients for 2018-2019
Violet Schuyoung Cai - Earl of March SS
Uyanga Darkhanbaatar - Gloucester HS
Amanda Robyn McCarthy - Bell HS
Jueun Park - Earl of March SS
2019-2020 Applicaiton here >>


OCENET Tip Sheet #14:
Backgrounder to National Education Systems

International students attend schools in Canada for a variety of reasons, with the most common being the opportunity to improve English language skills and to experience living in another culture... 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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