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Promoting Youth International Education & Work: Benefits & Impediments

20 April 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT


Join us Thursday April 20th at 1:30pm EST for a session on Promoting Youth International Education & Work: Benefits & Impediments. This session is sponsored by International Experience Canada (IEC).

We know through data, testimonials, and anecdotally of the myriad of benefits which young people and students gain by participating in an international educational and/or work & travel experience. The Panelists: Joanna Kirke, Leadership Coach; Marie-Christine Picard, Environmental Consultant; Mélanie Gratton, International Experience Canada; Edward Holroyd Pearse, President of Virtual Internships, Moderated by Matt Byrnes, President of the International Internship Network. The Panel will discuss the transformational nature of an International Experience. Discussion will also focus on impediments and opportunties for young people and students considering going abroad. Note: The Q&A portion of the program will be offered in either French or English. Join us April 20th!

International Experience Canada (IEC) is part of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), a department of the Government of Canada. IEC promotes work & travel for 18-35 year old Canadians to go abroad and for young people from 36 Countries to come to Canada. More information on the program can be found at: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada.html

Registration Prize: All who register for the Webinar will be entered into a Prize Raffle. The Prize is 1 Free Registration to the International Internship Conference, June 13-15, 2023. The IIC will take place on the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI) Campus. Information about the Conference can be found at: https://internship-network.org/conference-internship-international/ Contact Matt Byrnes: matt@internship-network.org if you have any questions about the Conference.

The panel will feature Joanna Kirke, Kirke Leadership Inc. https://www.kirkeleadership.com/ ; Mélanie Gratton, International Experience Canada, Marie-Christine Picard, IEC Ambassador; Edward Holroyd Pearse, Virtual Internships https://www.virtualinternships.com/ and Moderated by Matt Byrnes, International Internship Network. Please contact Matt if you would like the contact information for any of the Panelists.

The April 20th Webinar will be recorded if you’re unable to make the Session in person. Previous International Internship Network’s Speaker Series recordings can be found on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/@mattbyrnes-internationalin9371/videos



20 April 2023
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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