TECO in Canada attends Study and Go Abroad Fair in Montreal
Study and Go Abroad Fairs are held over several days in three locations twice a year, and most recently, in Montreal on February 29, 2020, Toronto on March 1, and Vancouver on March 3. These fairs enable students to explore options to head abroad for undergraduate or post-graduate study, working holidays, language learning, gap years, and internships. There’s new impetus for this, following the Canadian government’s launch of its International Education Strategy initiative last year. This five-year plan includes encouraging more Canadian students to study abroad, and it has a $147.9 million budget allocation.
A three-person team from the Education Division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Canada was on-hand participating in the Study and Go Abroad Fair at the Montreal Convention Centre to provide details of the learning environment in Taiwan, discuss university programs and opportunities to study Chinese, promote working holiday options, and answer questions from prospective students.
TECO was the only participant from Asia at the Study and Go Abroad Fair in Montreal; there was a heavy representation of universities in the United Kingdom, and official government representatives from European nations. Many of the visitors to the TECO stand expressed particular interest in short-term language study in Taiwan, and in university courses that included a work internship.