Beyond York - March 9 / 2018


Appleby College is offering two trips for July 2018 that will offer students a high school credit.

Trip 1: Curacao, 2018
Courses: SBI3U, SBI4U

The southern coast of the island of Curaçao is home to an exceptionally beautiful, complex and at-risk coral reef. It is also home to the CARMABI Marine Research Station, where students will live while studying marine biology in its truest form at 16m below sea level. In the warm, calm waters of the Caribbean Sea, students learn from experts about safe scuba diving while participating in PADI open water dive certification training. Students will experience hands-on learning in a marine biology setting and earn a Ministry of Ontario high school credit.

Trip 2: France, 2018
Courses: FSF2D, FSF3U, FSF4U

Far away from the City of Lights, the people of Southwest France enjoy a culturally rich and peaceful lifestyle, and live surrounded by such historically significant locations as the Basque Capital of Bayonne and the UNESCO village of Saint-Émilion. Students enrolled in the French program will experience a taste of this old-world life during their month-long stay in France’s culturally significant Aquitaine region, in the quiet seaside town of Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains. From this “home base” they will enjoy several weekly excursions in addition to completing Ontario Ministry of Education mandated classroom hours.

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International enrolments in Canadian universities rise 11%

The number of international students attending Canadian universities rose by 11% last year, according to recent survey data compiled by Universities Canada. Times Higher Education reports that the increase in students between 2016 and 2017 brings the total number of full- and part-time overseas university students in the country to 192,000. Universities in British Columbia saw the biggest jump, with a 15.6% increase. “Canada is known worldwide as a nation that values diversity and inclusion, and our universities are a big part of that,” says Paul Davidson, president of Universities Canada. “Students around the globe are increasingly choosing the internationally recognised quality of a Canadian university education, and the benefits for Canada are tremendous.”  Times Higher Education