20 universities attend Canada education fair

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Over 20 universities from across Canada participated in the annual Canadian Education Fair, hosted by the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) in Doha on Wednesday.
“The event attracted about 300 visitors interested in studying in Canada,” international education co-ordinator Laura Cowan said.
The CNA-Q exhibition was part of a wider tour encompassing Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. “The students and their parents are very well prepared, arriving with their course lists and their test scores and several students submitted applications,” an exhibitor said.
The event, which was open to the public, also attracted several people looking to start or complete a degree through distance education.
“I can’t travel to Canada to study because I have a wife and two small children,” said one visitor. “However, the opportunity to take courses online from a Canadian university and graduate with a degree from that university is what brought me here tonight.”
The Canadian Education Fair was a joint project between the Canadian Embassy in Kuwait and CNA-Q’s Student Affairs Department, which oversees the International Education office.
The International Education office provides information on continuing education in North America and Europe. CNA-Q has many articulation agreements with universities that allow graduates to pursue graduate and post-graduate degrees.
The office also co-ordinates the many educational excursions taken by CNA-Q students each year. In 2008-2009, CAN-Q students were able to participate in conferences and competitions in countries including Ireland, Turkey, Canada, the US and Finland.

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