Vanier College hosted a group of 60 students and 4 teachers from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico last month. Vanier and ITESM have had a well-established collaboration over the past 12 years, but since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, that partnership has been put on the back burner.
The CÉGEP de Saint-Laurent Language School offered the group of high school students English and French courses at different levels from June 6 to July 8. allowing a better cultural and linguistic experience in Montreal and a better insight into life and culture in Quebec.
“The pandemic has had a major impact on the language school, but we are pleased to report that with the general easing of travel restrictions and increased international travel, we are back to near pre- pandemics of students studying in our English for Academic Purposes and French programs,” says Rowena Selby, Principal of Vanier International and Language School. “For many of these students, this is the first time that they are coming to Canada, and for others it is the first time they have left Mexico, it is a very exciting time that awaits them here.