PEI proving popular with foreign students

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island may not be one of the country’s most popular destinations for new immigrants, but the small island province is certainly proving an attractive location for overseas students.

New figures show that a record number of foreign students enrolled at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2014, meaning that 16 per cent of the university’s entire student body is made up of international students, up from 11 per cent in 2012.

“People get to really appreciate the intimacy of their learning environment as well as living here,” Barbara Campbell, director of the university’s international relations office, “The people in the superstore seem to know the international students when they’re shopping for groceries. So that type of thing, I think, gets shared word of mouth.”

While Prince Edward Island is already in the top three provinces in Canada for hosting foreign students, UPEI is aiming to further increase the international student population to up to 20 per cent in the next few years.

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