An integral component of Canada’s International Education Strategy, the Global Skills Opportunity program aims to empower post-secondary institutions to increase the participation of young Canadians in international learning opportunities both at home and abroad.
The Transcultural Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences program is a sequential expansion of our outbound mobility programs.
The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program provides students with exchange opportunities in post-secondary institutions.
Transcultural Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences (T.I.L.E.):
What is T.I.L.E.?
The Transcultural Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences (T.I.L.E.) program is a sequential expansion of Nipissing University's outbound mobility programs designed for students, staff and faculty (2021-2025).
T.I.L.E. is part of the Global Skills Opportunity, an integral component of the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, and administered by Universities Canada.
Who is T.I.L.E. for?
The program (GSO) is designed to encourage low-income students, students with disabilities and Indigenous students to participate in study and work abroad programming.
It is also an important step towards achieving Canada’s trade diversification goals (non-traditional countries) and strengthening international networks.
All disciplines, and varying lengths of time.
The majority of the funding will specifically support students (direct funds for their study and work abroad); limited funds to assist faculty and staff facilitation.
Meet our Partners
A list of Nipissing’s T.I.L.E. exchange partners, in alphabetical order by country, is available below. This list is updated regularly as partner information changes or new partners are added.
Webinar Series 2021-2022
- 20-25 webinars in a series
- 5 institutions x 4-5 main topics
- Possible Topics:
- Institutional overview
- Research example
- Teaching example
- Support services
- Student Experience
Summer 2022, 2023 and 2024
- 2 per summer (6 in total)
- Designed as a safe, first option for outbound mobility
- Shorter time frame (10-14 days in summer)
- Rotation between 5 partner institutions
- Taught by NU faculty (expenses paid), can include a partner instructor/contacts too
- Supported by additional NU staff (expenses paid)
- Interdisciplinarity encouraged
- Open to any disciplinary lead
Semester and Year-Long Exchanges
Each semester, starting in Fall 2022 and running until Fall 2024
- Regular application and selection process
- Limited opportunities for full funding
- Limited opportunities at each partner institution
- Variable, depending on duration
- Differential, depending on 3 target groups vs. "other students"
- Target groups: $10,000 for full year, $10,000 for semester, $5000 for field course
- Other students: $5000 for full year, $5000 for semester, $3000 for field course
- 1 full-year for each of 4 groups; across 2022-2024
- 2 in each target group for 3 years of field course and semester-long mobility
- 3 in other student group for 3 years of field course and semester-long mobility
- $10,000 to support webinar series (wrap around services)
- $72,000 for field course expenses ($12,000/field course to cover faculty/staff expenses)
- $24,000 for other administrative costs
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (E.L.A.P.):
In 2009, the Government of Canada announced the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) to support the development of human capital and the next generation of leaders in the Americas while strengthening the linkages between post-secondary institutions in Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean.
The scholarships also advance Canada's objectives for the Americas: democratic and accountable governance, human rights, the environment, diversity and Indigenous peoples.
The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between post-secondary institutions in Canada and their partners in eligible countries/territories.