Canada has a long history of collaboration with Brazil in post-secondary education. With a large Brazilian delegation taking part in CICan’s 2017 annual conference, it was the perfect time to announce a new initiative to encourage Canadian students to pursue a cultural international experience in Brazil. The Canada-Brazil Outbound Student Mobility Program offers bursaries of up to $5,000 each to Canadian college and institute students to offset some of the costs related to travelling and living in Brazil. Six students are currently completing the 2-month program.
2017 also saw the launch of the Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program for the North region (CBSPN) which was built upon the success of the 2016-2017 Canada-Brazil Scholarship Program. The program allows two students from the Northern region of Brazil to pursue language training, post-secondary studies, and an internship at Canadian colleges and institutes.