TORONTO, April 1, 2016 /CNW/ - guard.me International Insurance has donated $1.4 million to Centennial College to support overseas student initiatives. The generous gift will enable more students to become socially conscious global citizens through Centennial's Global Experience Office (GEO) and Global Citizenship & Equity Learning Experiences (GCELE) initiatives.
"As a long-term supporter of Centennial College we admire the tremendous work Centennial is doing in the field of international education," said Keith Segal, president and founder of guard.me. "The GEO and GCELE programs promote inclusivity, communication and cross-cultural partnerships that benefit international and domestic students."
Both programs typically take place outside of Canada and give students a unique opportunity to advance their academic, personal and professional goals. While GEO participants are able to earn academic credits by studying and applying curriculum from their area of study, GCELE participants become global citizens by volunteering on humanitarian projects.
"We are committed to providing distinctive learning experiences that enrich students' lives and expose them to new possibilities," said Ann Buller, President and CEO of Centennial College. "This generous gift from our friend and supporter, guard.me International Insurance, will enable us to provide more new and exciting comprehensive global learning experiences to students."
Over the past five years Centennial has sent close to 500 participants on 50 global learning experiences. The college offsets many of the international travel costs, thanks in part to donations by partner organizations such as guard.me International Insurance.
The guard.me gift supports the IMPACT Campaign, Centennial's most comprehensive fundraising campaign in its 50-year history.
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