ERIC Number: ED549797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 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.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Benchmarking, Student Experience, Foreign Students, School Choice, Decision Making, Advertising, Publicity, Information Sources, Referral, Tuition, Access to Education, Student Costs, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Student Characteristics, Demography, Educational Background, Family Characteristics, Majors (Students), Grade Point Average, Academic Aspiration, College Students, Reputation, Student Attitudes, College Applicants, Barriers, School Orientation, Adjustment (to Environment), Academic Achievement, Paying for College, Student Employment, Student Needs, Satisfaction, School Support, Racial Bias, Educational Benefits, Questionnaires
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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