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Going abroad to study is such a huge challenge for international students. After admissions are secured and visas are granted, the real adventure begins for the learners. There are so many things that may cause students to be anxious and this is why a carefully thought-out pre-departure briefing session is important for them to prepare for what lies ahead.

When people speak about international students in Canada, India always comes to mind as the country has been consistently the biggest source for foreign learners. South Asia, where India is located, is a rich source of young students pursuing overseas education, particularly in Canada. Apart from Indian learners, students from neighboring countries also pick Canada as their preferred study destination.

International students study in Canada hoping to qualify for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) after graduation as a pathway to permanent residency. While this is undoubtedly an option open to all international students, specific fields tend to give students a higher chance of getting a job.

With the labor market becoming more competitive than ever, the skills needed to stand out also become even more complex. Hence, more individuals are choosing to improve their knowledge by pursuing further education and a lot of them choose to add more value to it by taking overseas programs.

With the growing complexity of university admissions, higher education institutions (HEI) are urged to enable their international recruitment better and more efficiently by partnering with third-party providers. The “we can’t do everything” mindset is beginning to seep into conventional thinking, particularly as institutions deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent trends in the outbound mobility of students from Brazil suggest that it is a fertile source of international students. According to ICEF Monitor, the number of outbound Brazilian students grew to about 386,000 in 2019.

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