WELLINGTON, PEI, August 4, 2015 – Last winter Collège de l'Île participated in a recruitment mission to Mexico, offering potential students an opportunity to come learn French and English at the Collège, with the option to then enrol in a regular full-time program at the Collège. The mission was very productive. Collège de l'Île has already welcomed six students, three of whom have enrolled in the full-time Licensed Practical Nursing program starting in January 2016.

Photo 4"International recruitment is something new for Collège de l'Île, and we're seeing that it can be very productive. In only a few months, we've succeeded in recruiting and welcoming Mexican students who are now here taking language training and are enrolled in the two-year full-time Licensed Practical Nursing program for January. It's incredible," declared Donald DesRoches, President of Collège de l'Île

The first four students, who included two instructors from universities in Mexico, arrived in June to take English language training at Collège de l'Île to improve their skills in that language.

Stephanie Huerta stayed behind to take language training in French. Selma Osuna and Arturo Arias joined Stephanie in early July, also to learn French. The three are also enrolled in the two-year full-time Licensed Practical Nursing program at Collège de l'Île.

Selma says that so far her experience has been positive. "I decided to come here because Collège de l'Île has a good program, I like Canada and I'd never been to Prince Edward Island before. It's a really nice place and people are very kind and friendly."

This spring, with the objective of providing a good immersion experience, the Collège offered families in the Évangeline region an opportunity to become host families.

Yvonne Gallant has taken student Stephanie Huerta into her home in Abram-Village. "Everything is going great. She is continuing to improve her French here at home, and she can also communicate with her family very easily, using Skype for instance."

It is still possible to enrol in certain programs at the Collège for September 2015. To learn which programs are being offered or to get more information, consult the website at www.collegedelile.ca or contact the Registrar of Collège de l'Île, Christine Arsenault, at 902-854-3010, ext. 241, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collège de l'Île is the only postsecondary French-language institution in Prince Edward Island. With three learning centres in DeBlois, Wellington and Charlottetown, the College offers regular programs, customized training and training based on labour market needs. It offers a stimulating, student-focused learning environment that uses cutting-edge technology.

Photo: (L-R): Selma Osuna, Stephanie Huerta and Arturo Arias at the beach in Cavendish.

For more information:
Donald DesRoches
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902.854.3010, ext. 222