Who We Are

Although CBIE was incorporated in 1966, the organization developed in the late 1940s as Friendly Relations with Overseas Students (FROS).

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Mission, Vision and Values

CBIE is the national voice advancing Canadian international education by creating and mobilizing expertise, knowledge, opportunity and leadership.

We are a global leader in international education, dedicated to equity, quality, inclusiveness and partnership.

Our Team

Board of Directors

The Canadian Bureau for International Education consists of three appointed board officers and twelve elected board members from across Canada and the education sector.

Senior Management

2017 Annual Report

This year we are celebrating the launch of our signature initiative Learning Beyond Borders: A National Conversation on Learning Abroad and Canada’s Global Engagement Challenge.

We officially launched on February 23, 2017 with the support of over 90 member institutions who committed to raising awareness of the benefits of learning abroad…

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Learning Beyond Borders

2017 Annual Report

Our track record is second-to-none

Over the last 50 years, CBIE has managed 100+ global projects worth over $2.5 billion – in over 60 countries and 17 languages



Our pan-Canadian membership includes the full spectrum of education; universities, colleges, institutes, polytechnics, cégeps, school boards and language schools.



In the past 30 years, CBIE has managed over 100 programs valued at over $2 billion.



Since 1966, CBIE has worked to promote international education alongside partners in Canada and abroad.



CBIE has mobilized more than 35,000 students and trainees, for educational programs in Canada and abroad.