What strategies has another country implemented and what successes have there been? - Karen McBride

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  • 1. Recruiting and Retaining International Students: Lessons Learned from a Canadian Case Study Karen McBride President and CEO Canadian Bureau for International Education March 20, 2014
  • 2. About CBIE  A national, bilingual, not-for-profit, membership organization  Dedicated to the internationalization of education and the expansion of educational partnerships between Canada and countries across the globe  Undertakes a broad range of advocacy, research, policy development, member services, and international projects and programs
  • 3. Presentation Outline  Context  Key Trends  Challenges  Canada’s International Education Strategy (IES)
  • 4. Context  Canada has a highly decentralized education system, which is a strength and a challenge  Minimal federal/provincial government support for institutions’ international education efforts, compared to other countries, at least until recently  Institutions have been the key drivers of internationalization, which has become a cross-sector, multifaceted and strategic educational endeavour  Governments have discovered economic benefits of international education
  • 5. International students in Canada by year, 2001 to 2012 (all levels of study)
  • 6. International students in Canada by program type (2012)
  • 7. Regional breakdown of international student population in Canada (2012)
  • 8. International students in Canada Top 15 sending countries (2011 and 2012)
  • 9. International students by program type Top ten sending countries (2012)
  • 10. Academic reputation
  • 11. Canada’s reputation as a safe and welcoming country
  • 12. The affordability of education in Canada
  • 13. Opportunities for work and permanent residence
  • 14. Off-campus work permits and extensions issued (2007 to 2012)
  • 15. Post-graduation work permits and extensions issued (2007 to 2012)
  • 16. What are your plans for after you finish your current program of study?
  • 17. Other factors
  • 18. Did you apply to any countries other than Canada (or your home country)?
  • 19. Overall, how satisfied are you with all aspects of your Canadian experience?
  • 20. Would you recommend Canada as a study destination to other students?
  • 21. Challenges  Branding Canadian education and research for its excellence and innovation  Delivering on the promise of the international student experience  Positioning study abroad for Canadians as an imperative for economic competitiveness and social development  Reinforcing Canada's role as a "partner" (rather than "poacher") in its approach to international education
  • 22. Canada's International Education Strategy (IES)
  • 23. Where Next?  Focus on quality versus quantity  Partnership between governments and education sector to steer Canada's policy and programs towards a holistic approach to international education  International dialogue to ensure international education is framed by broader, global public policy objectives
  • 24. Questions/Comments Contact Information Karen McBride kmcbride@cbie.ca