CBIE leverages its unique position and international network to offer its members exclusive opportunities to develop new and nurture existing partnerships in priority countries around the world. Through these partnership missions, CBIE connects its members to international governments, higher education institutions, education associations, K-12 schools (both locally operated and Canadian off-shore), as well as relevant international and locally-based non-governmental organizations and policy think tanks operating within the education sphere.
HOW ARE THE TARGET COUNTRIES SELECTED?
CBIE plans missions based on consultation with members. The existence of strategic relationships in the target country/region enables a productive program.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Institutional representation is determined based on the thematic area of focus of the mission.
Profiles of desired participants are outlined in the initial call for expressions of interest in the country-specific collaboration mission.
CBIE welcomes the participation of institutions that are new to the potential market as well as institutions that may already have an existing presence. The diversity of experience allows for mentorship possibilities among mission participants.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL MISSION PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
- roundtable discussions/workshops to give prominence to the importance of the bilateral relationship on education
- one-on-one institutional visits to discuss partnership opportunities with other like-minded institutions in the target country
- meetings with senior level government officials to understand the educational context and government plans/priorities
- meetings with select K-12 schools to promote Canadian institutions as potential destinations for post-secondary education
- consultations with leading experts and practitioners in the education sector from international and locally-based non-governmental organizations.