From May 27 to 30, 2014, in San Diego (CA), representatives of 10 Québec universities and Cégep International participated in the NAFSA Conference, the largest International event on Education Worldwide.
The NAFSA Conference is a unique opportunity to develop partnerships between universities and networking in order to increase student and faculty mobility.
More than 8,000 people from 90 countries participated in the 66th edition.
Representatives from Québec institutions were able to meet their counterparts from universities around the world to strengthen existing partnerships and sign new agreements.
Kiosk "Studying in Québec"
There were more than 400 booths in the large exhibition hall included the Québec one which served as a promotional window and space for meetings between representatives of Québec universities and international vis-à-vis.
Québec's presence at NAFSA was coordinated by the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie (MRIF) as well as the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MESRST), in collaboration with institutions such as: Cégep International (representing 48 Québec CEGEPs), Concordia, HEC, McGill, Polytechnique, Laval University, University of Montreal, University of Québec at Chicoutimi (UQAC), University of Québec in Montreal (UQAM), University of Sherbrooke and University of Québec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR).
Through The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles, Québec organized a networking event gathering hundreds of partners. On this occasion, Alain Houde, the Representative of Québec in Los Angeles, mentioned that Québec was one of the best destinations for international students.
Bear in mind that each year, over 30,000 international students enroll in Québec unitversities with an additional 3,500 college students.
The Association for International Educators, AKA NAFSA, is the largest association in the world in the field of international education. It consists of more than 7,500 executives and academic professionals from 100 countries. Its mandate is to promote international education and student mobility.