KPU joins consortium to offer more international study opportunities

Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is expanding international study opportunities for students by joining the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific Consortium (UMAP).

The consortium builds connections between 600 universities and colleges from 36 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific Rim to support student exchanges, online joint classrooms and faculty connections.

“This will enhance our learning communities’ access to quality international experiences while advancing KPU towards its mission of thinking and acting together to transform lives and empower positive change,” said Carole St. Laurent, associate vice-president, international, at KPU.

By joining the consortium, KPU has substantially expanded the number of exchange destinations in Asia and the Pacific Rim. This year, there will be opportunities for two KPU students to visit any connected institution and for KPU to receive two students from UMAP institutions. These opportunities may expand in future years. The consortium also supports virtual exchanges, faculty research experiences, and scholarships in Japan and Taiwan for students.

KPU’s membership was sponsored by the BC Council for International Education, a Crown corporation that supports international education strategy in the province in collaboration with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

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