Spring 2023

Global Connections the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network


The World of International Education
09/01/2023
Prospective international students and their parents wonder about everything from the application process to government and educational documents that must be submitted to tuition fees and homestay/custodianship options.
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Students present at second annual ICP Health Forum
09/01/2023
On May 25th, at the headquarters of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada building on Sussex Drive, eight presentations on issues related to the health of women in different parts of the world were delivered by ICP students.
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International Education Champion: Bob Barter, A.Y. Jackson S.S.
09/01/2023
My main roles include serving as the International Certificate Program (ICP) Advisor and chairing our Exchanges & Trips Committee. This committee looks for opportunities for our students to have national and international learning experiences through travel to support curriculum goals.
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In their own words: International Students in the ICP
09/01/2023
About to graduate from Grade 12, Harris has been an international student at Gloucester High School since Grade 9. He arrived in Ottawa during Covid and didn’t have many opportunities to get involved in school life apart from online classes,
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International students from Bell HS attend Atlético Ottawa soccer game
09/01/2023
On Saturday, June 3rd, thirty excited international students from Bell HS watched a soccer match between Atlético Ottawa and the Halifax Wanderers, cheering on the Ottawa team to a 2-0 victory.
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OCDSB students complete exchange to France
09/01/2023
In March and April 2023 it was time for the OCDSB students to reconnect with their French counterparts and to meet and stay with the family of the student they hosted in Ottawa.
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OCENET hosts International Certificate Program Graduation
09/01/2023
On June 8th, 98 graduates from 21 local high schools who completed the requirements of the OCDSB International Certificate Program (ICP) crossed the stage in the auditorium at 440 Albert Street.
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OCDSB renews educational partnership with S, Korea
09/01/2023
The Memorandum of Understanding signed on May 23rd continues the educational partnership between Jeju Island educators and students in South Korea with local OCDSB staff to participate in mutually beneficial learning initiatives for staff and students on both sides of the Pacific.
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International education heads in many directions
09/01/2023
With the goal of developing intercultural awareness, OCENET facilitates both virtual and in-person educational exchanges, and currently has projects with OCDSB schools and students in Japan, France, China, and South Korea, among other countries.
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In-person orientation returns for new international students
09/01/2023
The pandemic required orientation sessions to be conducted online, but this past January saw the return to in person orientation sessions
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Japanese exchange students share culture at Gloucester HS
09/01/2023
Throughout the evening of Tuesday, April 18th, exchange students from Yamate-Gakuin School in Yokohama, Japan, set up many interesting displays in the foyer at Gloucester High School.
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