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3 Jun 2013

International promotion of studying in Québec

The Québec stand at the annual conference and expo of the Association of International Educators: this is where Québec's education programs were promoted and meetings with international partners were held.

Québec government representatives and eight Québec university institutions participated in the 65th annual conference and expo of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), the largest international education conference in the world. The event was held from May 26 to 31 in St. Louis, Missouri.

This event provided an opportunity to promote Québec’s education programs to professionals and those in charge of international offices at institutions of higher learning. NAFSA is a unique opportunity to develop partnerships between universities and network in an effort to increase student and professor mobility. Some 8,200 individuals from 90 countries participated in this conference.

Québec’s representatives

Québec’s representatives came from the following departments and organizations:

  • the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (MESRST)
  • the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Québec Universities (CRÉPUQ)
  • the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE)
  • eight academic institutions, including Concordia University, HEC Montréal, McGill University, the Université de Montréal, UQAM, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Université de Sherbrooke and Université Laval.

Nearly one hundred presentations, workshops and discussion panels took place during this conference, including several that included well-known guest speakers, such as former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.

A huge exhibition hall accommodated over 400 stands, including Québec’s stand, which served as a showcase and meeting place for representatives from Québec universities and their international counterparts.

Québec also held a networking activity at the conference that was attended by 130 partners. At this activity, the CRÉPUQ representative presented the education programs offered in Québec and reminded those in attendance that Québec is working closely with all of its partners to increase student mobility.

MESRST (in French)
NAFSA 2013
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