For 2018 CALDO undertook a series of missions that took us to most of our partner countries in Latin America.

In April 2018 we were in Brazil for the FAUBAI conference alongside 3 of our member universities, we organized a dedicated CALDO event in Rio de Janeiro as well as a presentation during the FAUBAI conference. We also had meetings and presentations at universities in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and São Paulo. Between the CALDO dedicated events and university visits, we interacted with 330 candidates.

During the same month, we were also in Mexico with 8 of our members for the CONACYT graduate fairs. We took the time to also do presentations at several universities from Mexico City, Leon, and Guadalajara. For this mission CALDO and its universities interacted with 1164 candidates.

In September CALDO and 6 of its members were present at the Edu-Canada events in Chile, where we had the opportunity to attend the Edu-Canada fair and visit several universities in the following cities: Santiago, Concepción, Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. From all our activities in the country, we interacted with 966 prospective candidates.

CALDO went for the first time to Panama with 8 of its members. We used the opportunity to advance our conversations with SENACYT for establishing a financing student mobility agreement. We also visited 2 of the main universities in Panama (the University of Panama and Universidad Tecnologica de Panama)  and did presentations for students alongside meeting with university officials. In Panama, we interacted with 517 prospective candidates.

Colombia was another destination we visited in September and once again were accompanied by 6 of our members. We participated in 2 days of Edu Canada fairs in Bogota and held meetings with government agencies that provide student funding for graduate studies abroad. Our activities in Colombia enabled us to connect with 693 candidates.

In all CALDO and its members visited 4 countries, 12 cities, connected with 3670 prospective candidates and between government agencies and higher education institutions held more than 20 meeting.

The success of these missions is confirmed by the number of information requests from prospective candidates that the CALDO office has received during 2018, that represent an increase of 30% when compared to the same period last year.

These trade missions were made possible thanks to the dedicated work from the trade commissioners at the Embassy of Canada for each country,  and Global Affairs Canada’s Global Opportunities for Associations program.

For more information on CALDO missions please contact: caldo@caldo.ca