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International education now a two-way street

NOWADAYS, more and more middle and high school students with the goal of studying abroad realize that studying an international curriculum before going abroad can prepare them well for an easier enrolment at foreign universities.

And overseas education institutes and agents are attaching more emphasis on exporting education resources to China especially during the economic downturn.

At the Second Offshore British Columbia Program Administrators' Congress held by the British Columbia Ministry of Education last week, a group of British Columbia agents had an animated discussion with school authorities from Canadian schools in China on the future development of the program.

The three-day session kicked off last Wednesday at the Sino-Canada High School Education Resort in neighboring Jiangsu Province.

Susan Penner, official from the British Columbia Ministry of Education, viewed the congress as a good opportunity to meet agents and school authorities, sharing useful information about the BC education program collected last year.

Issues such as teacher evaluation, team building and integrating Chinese staff into the program were highlights of the discussion.

The program provides students who want to study abroad with a certified Canadian high school curriculum and diploma so that they can have a better command of English and get used to Western curriculum before they go abroad.

Currently, there are 15 offshore British Columbia certified schools in the world, 13 of which are in China. These schools are inspected and certified by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Graduates are issued a British Columbia Certificate of Graduation.

Chen Guyu, an 18-year-old student from Sino-Canada High School, was recently admitted to the University of Toronto.

"It is exactly what I have been dreaming of," Chen says. "Hard work is important to my success. What should not be forgotten is that the British Columbia Education Program does help involve me in a Western environment in advance."

Mark Butcher, principal of Sino-Canada High School, says that it was the school's mission to provide the students with an authentic Canadian high school environment and academic experience.

"When students graduate from our school, we are proud that they are the best they can be - confident, mature and productive young adults equipped with the necessary academic qualifications and skills to help them reach their future goals," Butcher says.


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