When universities go global, everyone benefits

Just 3.1 per cent of full-time undergrads in Canada had an international experience in 2012-13.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Canada lags behind the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States in study-abroad participation rates, says Vianne Timmons.
Vianne Timmons
Published: Wednesday, 12/10/2014 12:00 am EST

When I was growing up in a small mining community in Labrador in the 1960s and ‘70s, the idea of moving to another country to study never occurred to me. Thankfully, times have changed.

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