This regards an initiative of the European Network for Canadian Studies, funded generously by the European Commission, which offers European students a four-week study tour to Canada. It will take place from Sept. 1 to 29, and two-month internships will follow for selected participants. The program will commence with three days of briefings in Brussels, where the students will be informed about the EU and the EU-Canada relations.
The aim of this initiative is to provide participants with a unique in-depth experience of Canada achieved through an intensive program of visits to major private and public institutions, government bodies, think tanks and NGOs. At each place, the students will receive briefings and have the opportunity to exchange views with representatives of these bodies, many of them leading experts in their fields. The tour will begin in Brussels, and travel to Ottawa, Québec, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria.
Thinking in Canada will offer a unique opportunity for an academic experience in a non-academic setting. The tour is focused on a number of themes, in particular cultural diversity, including the English-French relationship, the First Nations and multiculturalism, political issues (federalism, regionalism, the role of government), the environment (including Arctic issues), urban issues and economic issues (business, finance, trade). EU-Canada relations will provide a recurring backdrop to the discussions.
Academics will participate in the program as well, in order to provide students with explanations and to answer their questions. Ten two-month internships will be offered to participants immediately following the end of the tour.
Source: Thinking Canada Official Website