Upcoming event: 11th edition of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Collaboration mission

November 1, 2018 – Senior officials of 16 post-secondary institutions, from 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, will visit Canada from November 11-21, 2018 to develop stronger ties in education.

In this 11th edition of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Collaboration mission, the delegation will visit colleges and universities in Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara, Moncton, Montreal and Ottawa. As the main theme of this year’s event is agriculture and water treatment, the delegation will visit institutions that offer study programs related to the theme. The delegation will also take part in networking events and educational activities.

The 2018 ELAP Collaboration mission aims to create more opportunities for student mobility by building on the achievements of previous missions. This year’s delegates are from 11 different countries: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico and Peru.

The delegation will also attend the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) 52nd Annual Conference. CBIE is a national bilingual not-for-profit organization that administers many programs of Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program (ISP) and the organizer of the ELAP Collaboration missions.

About the ELAP Collaboration mission

The Collaboration mission is a key feature of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, one of Global Affairs Canada’s Student Exchange Programs (SEP), that offers over 450 scholarships per year to pursue short-term study and research exchanges at Canadian colleges and universities. In the past five years, over 3,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members and professional staff, from post-secondary institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, have benefited from SEP scholarships.

Highlights from Collaboration missions

Between 2009 and 2017, key highlights from ELAP Collaboration missions include:

  • Over 200 participants from 35 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean; and
  • A total of 88 signed agreements between Canadian and Latin American and Caribbean institutions.

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