A growing number of University of Guelph students are broadening their academic horizons with international learning experience, according to the Centre for International Programs (CIP), which offers field trips, exchanges and semesters abroad. Between 10 and 12 per cent of students travel abroad during their undergraduate career; CIP aims to increase that participation rate over the next five years.
Working with faculty, students and external agencies, the centre helped secure $253,000 this year for students to learn abroad through short-term research and academic visits. CIP also works with international departments and institutions to establish new academic partnerships and renew existing ones. New partner institutions include Malmo University in Sweden, Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala and the National University of Singapore.