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ERIC Number: ED549797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 88
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-894129-65-7
ISSN: N/A
Canada First: The 2009 Survey of International Students
Humphries, Jennifer, Ed.; Knight-Grofe, Janine, Ed.; Klabunde, Niels, Ed.
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) / Bureau canadien de l’éducation internationale (BCEI)
The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) regularly evaluates the experience of international students in Canada through a benchmarking survey. Canada First 2009 represents the fourth time CBIE has conducted this research. Previous editions appeared in 1988, 1999 and 2004. This year's survey used a revised questionnaire similar to those utilized previously. In 2009, 5,925 international students from 22 universities and 4 colleges across Canada participated in the survey. A number of key findings emerged from the report including: (1) Nine out of 10 students who saw advertising about studying in Canada say it influenced their decision to choose Canada; (2) Although almost all students reported using the internet as a source of information on study in Canada, more students in 2009 than in 2004 reported that a professor, teacher, or instructor in their home country was also a key source; (3) Tuition fees are on the rise, which may suggest why fewer students from lower income families are choosing Canada; and (4) Canada was the first choice destination for just over 50% of international students studying here, but this has fallen from a high of nearly 60% in 1999. The survey/questionnaire used in the study is appended.
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) / Bureau canadien de l’éducation internationale (BCEI). 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1550, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9. Tel: 613-237-4820; Fax: 613-237-1160; e-mail: research-recherche@cbie.ca; Web site: http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada); Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Authoring Institution: Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) / Bureau canadien de l’éducation internationale (BCEI); Prairie Research Associates (PRA) Inc. (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada