Saskatchewan. government launches student ambassador program

“Saskatchewan Student Ambassadors will promote the province as a destination of choice to study, live, work, do business and raise a family.”

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The Government of Saskatchewan has officially launched a program to provide students studying abroad and international students studying in this province with specialized training to become global citizens and ambassadors.

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“The Saskatchewan Student Ambassador program supports Saskatchewan’s growth plan by strengthening the province’s brand around the world by connecting students to international opportunities and providing the next generation of students with global experiences,” Higher Education Minister Gene Makowsky said in a press release on Monday. “These experiences can be used to innovate and grow Saskatchewan’s economy.

The program also aims to support the promotion of post-secondary institutions in the province, helping them establish partnerships with institutions around the world and increase opportunities in areas such as research and student exchanges.

“Saskatchewan Student Ambassadors will promote the province as a destination of choice to study, live, work, do business and raise a family,” the statement added.

The Ministry of Advanced Education partners with post-secondary institutions across the province to provide specialized training for Student Ambassadors enrolled in this program through two primary pathways:

As part of the Outbound Mobility Pathway, enrolled Saskatchewan students will receive training on cultural expectations when studying abroad, as well as Saskatchewan-specific teachings and promotional resources.

With the Inbound Mobility Pathway, enrolled international students will benefit from academic and cultural experiences, such as campus tours and historical teachings, as well as Saskatchewan-specific promotional teachings and resources.

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A variety of supports are available to incoming and outgoing students through their institution, including the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship which provides funding for students studying abroad as well as international students studying in the province.

Interested students will be able to apply for the program as part of their student mobility application through the designated post-secondary institution of their choice. At the end of the program, students receive a certificate to recognize their participation.

More information is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/international-education-strategy/saskatchewan-student-ambassador-program.

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