For students, Canada gets some of the best gradesCanada is not just a land of maple syrup and ice hockey. To young people who want to study English abroad, Canada has become the new America, a land of educational opportunities.
The Canadian Embassy and the Canadian Education Center of Korea are hosting “Study in Canada,” the 16th Canadian Education Fair at the Seoul Plaza Hotel on March 29.
This is the first event in a series sponsored by the embassy and the Canadian Tourism Commission to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Korea-Canada relations.
For this exhibition, representatives from public schools, language centers and vocational institutes in Canada will provide information on studying in Canada. More than 40 study-abroad related groups will be participating.
“The focus of this year’s education fair is on study-abroad programs for elementary schoolers and for language courses,” says Crystal Han of the Canadian Education Center in Canada. Last year, 13,785 Korean students received visas from Canada for visits of more than six months. Thirty-two percent of them were elementary school students.
Organizers emphasize that Canada has the highest per capita investment in education among Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development nations.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. In addition to school consultations,the study abroad process will be explained. Drawings will be held for free plane tickets to Canada and for language classes at the Canadian Education Center.
For more information, call (02) 757-2774 or visit www.studycanada.ca/korea.
by Choi Jie-ho
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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