Students from Brazil pose for a picture shortly after arriving on the Island. They will be spending the first part of their Grade 11 year at various Island high schools. Submitted photo
SUMMERSIDE – Three Oaks Senior High is getting four out of 20 Brazilian students who are spending their first semester of Grade 11 on the Island.
The students are here as part of deal P.E.I. has signed with agent Griffe Canada/International to bring international students to the Island.
Education Minister Alan McIsaac helped to welcome the students as they arrived at the airport in Charlottetown earlier this week.
“It was exciting to watch the students arrive at the airport
and receive a warm welcome from their new homestay families,” said McIsaac.
“There are numerous cultural and economic benefits associated with recruiting international students. It is a wonderful opportunity to promote Prince Edward Island and increase our global profile.”
McIsaac went on to comment that international students “become unofficial ambassadors for the province.”
Their being here also help to expose Islanders to new cultures, languages and traditions from all over the world, he added.
Other schools receiving Brazilian students are Charlottetown Rural High School, Colonel Gray High School, Montague Regional High School, Kinkora Regional High School and Bluefield High School.