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The path to post-secondary education is not the same for every student. During your final year of high school, post-secondary education, or even after you graduate, you may feel pressured to figure out what type of job you would like to have for the rest of your life. That is a huge decision for anyone to make and it is important to understand what types of options are available to you as a young adult.

Current and recently graduated high school students

DiscoverI’m in high school and I want an international experience. Where should I start?
As a high school student, there are a number of international experience opportunities available to you. The first question you should ask yourself is: Do I want an international experience at home or abroad?

If you would like an international experience in Manitoba, talk to your guidance counselor about some of the options available you. Manitoba is one of Canada’s most multicultural provinces. As a student in Manitoba, this means you have many options to experience the benefits of international education without having to leave home. With hundreds of cultural experiences and opportunities in Manitoba, you can easily internationalize your education without ever needing your passport. For ideas about creating your own international experience at home, visit the following page for more information:

If you would like to go an international experience abroad, talk to your guidance counselor and find out what opportunities your high school offers. Ask about some of the most common international experiences abroad including senior trips, student exchange programs, and volunteer trips. Visit the following pages for more information:

I want to enter post-secondary education right after I graduate from high school. How can I get an international experience?
Like many young adults, you may feel that entering post-secondary education immediately after high school is the best fit for you. When researching and deciding which post-secondary institutions to apply to, you should consider looking beyond Manitoba’s borders. An international education provides you with the opportunity to study while being immersed in a new culture, to learn new languages, and to make friends from around the world. You can accomplish an academic international education experience by studying abroad or gain practical experience by volunteering abroad. Visit the following pages for more information:

I don’t feel ready to enter post-secondary education right after I graduate from high school. Can I still have an international experience?
Entering post-secondary education right out of high school doesn’t feel like the right fit for you, and that’s okay! There are many young adults just like you who choose to take time to explore and discover what they are passionate about before they begin their studies. Visit the following pages for more information:

Current and recently graduated post-secondary students

I’m a post-secondary student looking for an international experience. Where should I start?   
As a post-secondary student, internationalizing your education can be a great way to get the most out of your studies. Building upon the solid foundation you formed during your studies in Manitoba, you can participate in a number of different experiences: academic exchanges with post-secondary institutions around the world, completing a co‑op student placement with an international business, government or not-for-profit organization, and cultural immersions. These are some of the potential ways you may be able to experience an international education. Visit the following pages for more information:

I’ve recently graduated from a post-secondary institution and I’m looking for an international experience related to my field of study. What options are available to me?
Congratulations on your recent graduation! Completing your post-secondary education presents you with a variety of options. Gaining international experience in your field will help you earn practical knowledge and a distinct advantage when applying for prospective jobs. You may even be inspired to continue your education journey, moving on to an additional post-graduate certification, diploma, or degree. Visit the following pages for more information:

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