The following is an interview from CJOB’s BOLD radio with MCIE president, Gary Gervais.
A New Chapter: Manitoba Council for International Education welcomes agents from around the globe
Winnipeg, Manitoba, May. 25, 2015 – For three days last week, international education agents from five continents braved the wind and rain to immerse themselves in Manitoba culture and familiarize themselves with the international education opportunities in the province.
Their visit was hosted by the Manitoba Council for International Education (MCIE). The goal of was to promote Manitoba as a destination for international education students. Highlights of the tour included visits to Winnipeg Beach, Lower Fort Garry, the Forks and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to name a few.
“Tours like these give agents a first hand look at the wonderful opportunities this province has to offer,” says Gary Gervais, President of MCIE. “They get to experience the culture, the warmth of the people who live here and see the great support we have for international students.”
International education contributes $230 million annually to Manitoba’s economy and approximately 8000 students in Manitoba are international students. The 14 agents represented markets from Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America.
About the Manitoba Council for International Education
The Manitoba Council for International Education was created in 2000 as a collaborative effort to promote international education interests in the province and to encourage students to choose Manitoba as an international educational destination. Today, the not-for-profit comprises 27 member institutions ranging from elementary to post-secondary level, public and private, in both rural and urban areas. The MCIE works to advocate international education at home and abroad through joint marketing initiatives, collaboration with the province, and international education missions.For more information about the MCIE please visit http://mcie.ca or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studyinmanitoba