ICP Students at the Greek Embassy

ICP students see diplomacy first hand at the Greek Embassy
Posted on 01/17/2023

The International Certificate Program (ICP) introduces OCDSB secondary students to wide range of leadership opportunities, both internationally and locally.

On December 6th, nine ICP students from seven high schools visited the Greek Embassy and were involved in learning about Greece’s politics, culture and businesses by observing embassy and Global Affairs staff make preparations for the visit of a senior ranking diplomat to Canada in order to recognize the 80th year of Greece-Canada diplomatic relations.

This was a unique learning experience for the ICP students. Following opening remarks from Her Excellency Ambassador Konstantina Athanassiadou, students collaborated with the Directorate Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Greece) and Mr. Michael Bonser, Director General, Europe bilateral Relations and Advocacy, Global Affairs Canada. The students were privileged to get an inside look at many of the protocols and logistics involved in planning a diplomatic event. The students greatly appreciated the experience.

Members of the staff at the Greek Embassy in Ottawa, Global Affairs Canada and nine ICP students participated in planning the visit for a diplomatic visit

This is an example of the opportunities available to the almost 700 students enrolled in the International Certificate Program in 23 OCDSB schools.
To learn more about the ICP, visit International Certificate Program.

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