Sheridan Launches Spanish Language Blog Aimed at Helping International Students
In an effort to support its Spanish speaking international students Sheridan has launched a new blog: www.sheridanlatino.com Part information source, part social network, sheridanlatino.com strives to be the go-to source for Spanish speaking students at Sheridan.
“International students are extremely important to Sheridan’s future,” said Ian Marley, Vice President Student Affairs and Enrolment Management. “They bring a diversity of experience and thinking to the classroom, which enriches the learning for all of our students.” Over the past five years, Sheridan’s international student population has grown by 600% to over 3,000 students. These students hail from over 40 countries, including Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic and Spain.
Sheridan Latino is written entirely in Spanish. It includes information to assist students with registration and provides helpful tips on everything from transportation to housing, health insurance, social and cultural differences, volunteer opportunities, and news and events both at Sheridan and beyond.
“Our job is to make students’ lives easier, before, during and after their time at Sheridan,” explains Alexander Prokopenko, Sheridan’s International Business Development Manager for Latin America. “The blog is our response to this goal. It’s an ongoing project that’s intended to be responsive to students’ changing requirements.”
The site is also intended to help bring people together -- especially students who are new to Canada and who might be looking for ways to connect with peers, broaden their networks, or simply share their experiences. Students, alumni and employees who write in Spanish are all invited to contribute.
Sheridanlatino.com follows the successful creation of a Russian language blog that was launched at Sheridan in 2012, which can be found at http://sheridan-blog.ca
As one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions, Sheridan is home to 18,000 full time students, who study in over 100 diploma, certificate, and bachelor degree programs at four campuses in the West GTA. Its aim is to become Ontario’s first university dedicated to undergraduate professional education – a model that will be based on applied learning and Sheridan’s renown for creativity and innovation. The model also focuses on providing individuals with more pathways to the continued learning that will underscore their personal, career, and industry success.
For more information, please contact:
Alexander Prokopenko, International Business Development Manager for Latin America
T: 905-815-4001 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Szustaczek, Director of Corporate Communications & External Relations
T: 905-815-4169 E: email@example.com
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