Niagara College continues to bring the world, and a global mindset, to Niagara by welcoming more than 30 students from one of Denmark’s longest standing business colleges to the College this fall.
Students from Roskilde Business College’s Study Abroad – World Class program, are visiting NC as part of a customized business program, running from September 14 to November 17, through NC’s International Contract Training Services. The students are travelling to Canada during their second year of the three-year program at RBC which also takes them to Germany during their first year, and Asia during their third year.
NC enjoys a flourishing relationship with RBC and has been welcoming students through RBC’s Study Abroad- World Class program since 2016. In June, NC signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding with the president of RBC, Jørgen Sloth, that extended its partnership with RBC’s Study Abroad- World Class program for students to attend NC yearly until Fall 2020.
RBC faculty member, Merete Bjørnsen, said she feels it is important for students to travel internationally as a part of their education as it allows students to apply classroom theory to experiences in a global marketplace and gain a better understanding of how what is learned in the classroom has a purpose internationally.
“We hope our program helps students more easily and comfortably adapt to different and new environments,” said Bjørnsen. “The program also aims to teach students to understand and accept cultural differences.”
In addition to their business studies, Danish students will also further develop their global competencies through a series of social and cultural activities to receive a truly authentic Canadian experience. Students participated in this year’s Grande Parade representing Niagara College at the Niagara Wine Festival and can look forward to a day trip to Toronto as well as attend an Ontario Hockey League game applauding the Niagara Icedogs. They will also be able to cheer on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at a Canadian football game.
The RBC students will be fully immersed in Canadian culture in and out of the classroom to gain a truly international experience by living with one of NC’s Homestay families.
“To me, studying abroad involves stepping outside of my comfort zone, allowing me to grow personally and gain a better perspective of others,” said RBC student, Cecile Lopdrup Hansen, from Ølstykke, Denmark.
For more information regarding the Homestay program click here.