In a context of increasing globalization, many students want to do some or all of their studies abroad. Two Québec institutions, the Université de Montréal (U of M) and the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), participated in Studyrama, a show in Brussels devoted to international educational institutions. To better promote their institutions abroad and to forge ties, representatives of the U of M and the ITHQ met with their counterparts from universities and competitive-entry schools. We know that cooperation between institutions is increasingly common, in particular to enable students to study for one or two sessions in a partner university or to pursue graduate studies or research activities there.
Judith Picard of Montreal university, Karim Ben Charif and Janine Duchesne of the “Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec” (Educational institution in Quebec offering training programs in tourism, hotel and foodservice management).
Note that the U of M and its two affiliated schools―the École polytechnique and the École des hautes études commerciales―make up the foremost education and research centre in Québec. The U of M offers a plethora of programs in all fields of human activity and admits roughly 4000 foreign students a year, often for Master’s and Doctoral programs.
The representatives of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec went to Brussels to present their institution in the framework of an initial mission to France and Belgium. The ITHQ offers training in restaurant and hotel services. In partnership with renowned hotel establishments, it has set up a new international hotel management program that combines academic training with practical internships in hotels.