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Northern post-secondary institutions collaborating on international educational pathways

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REGION WIDE – Northern Lights College, along with the University of Northern British Columbia, College of New Caledonia, and Northwest Community College signed a memorandum of understanding to provide guaranteed university admission for qualified international students applying to undergraduate degree programs at UNBC.

“This initiative is an exciting overture to international students around the world who might not know the incredible breadth of academic opportunities that await them at our Northern institutions,” said NLC President and CEO, Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki. “Northern Lights College is delighted to be a part of this consortium and looks forward to welcoming new students into its communities.”

The four post-secondary institutions signed the agreement at UNBC when they hosted 16 education consultants from 10 countries for a two-day Great Northern familiarization tour. Over the course of the visit, the consultants familiarized themselves with all four northern institutions and school districts from across Northern B.C.

The consultants work to pre-screen and select high-quality international students who are interested in studying in Canada. They came from Nigeria, Turkey, China, Russia, Mauritius, India, Mexico, Iran, and Canada.

The tour marks the first time the four institutions have collaborated in this way and is part of an ongoing effort to work together to promote the outstanding educational opportunities available in Northern B.C.