16 international guidance counsellors toured Montréal
Through its I choose Montréal initiative, Montréal International recently welcomed 16 guidance counsellors from Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, the U.S. and France.
This first-ever tour was intended to better inform guidance counsellors on the advantages of studying in Montréal and to convince them to recommend this city as a top choice to their students. After all, Montréal was voted Best student city in the Americas and ranked No.1 in the world for Student View according to international students (QS 2018).
The guidance counsellors received information on:
- The educational institutions in Greater Montréal
- The admission requirements for international students
- The services offered to international students
- The living environment
- Internship and job opportunities
- The immigration process
During this one-week tour, the guidance counsellors visited nine educational institutions of varying levels (vocational, college and university) to learn about life on Montréal campuses and to meet with international students. They also got an overview of the city’s cultural scene when they attended a few events during their stay.
Successful first tour
It proved to be a successful first tour for the institutions and guidance counsellors. The hotel management and hospitality school, ITHQ, that took part in the experience said it was very pleased to have participated and hopes to be part of the next tour in 2020. “We are very grateful that Montréal International gave ITHQ the opportunity to host some fifteen international guidance counsellors. This expertly planned Montréal International initiative gave ITHQ some great international visibility as well as the opportunity to develop networks outside our usual scope ”, said Sylvie Carrière, Student Recruitment Coordinator, Canada and International at the ITHQ.
As for the guidance counsellors, they could personally see everything that Greater Montréal has to offer.
“Thank you so much for organizing a wonderful Montréal trip for the counsellors. What a great opportunity to see so much of the city and learn more about the educational options for our students. I already send many students to Montréal, but I feel better prepared now to guide them.”
French-American School of New York
After this successful first tour, Montréal International will be organizing a second tour in 2020. Other guidance counsellors have shown interest for next year’s tour after all the positive comments received for this event.
Participating educational institutions
- Centre intégré de mécanique, de métallurgie et d’électricité (CIMME)
- Collège Ahuntsic
- Concordia University
- École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design (NAD)
- HEC Montréal
- Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)
- McGill University
- Université de Montréal
- Université du Québec à Montréal