The York University English Language Institute (YUELI) led a pan-university international recruitment effort recently when they hosted a tour for visiting agents to the International Consultants for Education & Fairs (ICEF) workshop.
On May 10, 12 agents from 11 agencies representing nine countries visited York University as part of their time in Toronto for the ICEF workshop. For the majority of the agents, this was their first experience of York University. The familiarization tour provided the group with an opportunity to visit the faculties and facilities at the Keele campus. The event began with presentations from senior management who spoke about the University, YUELI, the School of Continuing Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. Following the presentations, the agents toured campus with stops at the Life Sciences Building, the AVIVA Tennis Centre and the Schulich School of Business. The visit finished with an evening event in the Art Gallery of York University.
The agents represented a wide range of countries including, India, China, Iran and Vietnam. The tour helped to forge connections and enhanced YUELI’s international network for introducing York University to more students from around the world.
Part of the School of Continuing Studies, YUELI is one of the few such institutes in Canada to offer a diverse pre-university pathway for students who are absolutely new to the English language to a level of fluency required for doctoral studies. Serving students from 50 countries, YUELI prepares its graduates to earn a higher GPA and graduation rate than other visa students. In 2015-16, 651 YUELI graduates accepted an offer of admission to York University.
The agents were in Toronto for the ICEF North America Workshop. ICEF Workshops and tours are premier networking events in the international education industry, allowing educators to hold one-to-one meetings with student recruitment agents.