Orienting to a new life in Canada

This August, 12 Batswana students, including one student who is differently abled, arrived in Canada to attend post-secondary school through WUSC’s International Student Management (ISM) and sponsored by the Tertiary Education and Finance Department of the Government of Botswana.

The students will be attending over seven universities and colleges across Canada. Prior to that, however, there was an orientation week in Ottawa hosted by WUSC along with session speakers from the community. Students learned the ins and outs of Canadian culture while forming new friendships with one another. At the end of the week, the students were very pleased with what they learned at the orientation.

To date, over 1500 students from Botswana have studied at over 30 universities and colleges across Canada through scholarships paid by their government and managed by WUSC. More than 92% have graduated and returned home to contribute to their country's development.

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