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George Brown College is committed to producing graduates prepared for the international workplace and faculty who advance an intercultural perspective. That’s why the college has built partnerships with institutions from around the world.
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George Brown College is a leading provider of English as a Second Language (ESL) programming with more than 35 years of experience. We also have articulation agreements with various language schools in Toronto and across Canada including:
ALMA is the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine. ALMA educates chefs and sommeliers from all around the world, forming professionals of Italian Cuisine with training programs at the highest level, executed by the world’s leading teachers.
Students from George Brown's Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts have the opportunity to study at the world renowned ALMA for one month. After this, students embark on a stage in any one of numerous Italian kitchens to build and develop their knowledge of Italian cuisine.
Bern Hotels & Resorts Panama is the tourism and hotels division of Empresas Bern, a Panamanian company with 35 years of experience in the development of Real State and Sales, Construction, Investment and educational programs. The city hotels InterContinental Miramar Panama, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Holiday Inn, Le Meridien and The Westin Panama form Bern Hotels & Resorts Panama; also the tourism operator Gamboa Tours, the ecological project Gamboa Rainforest Resort and the beach projects InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa and The Westin Playa Bonita.Bern Hotels & Resorts Panama offers GBC students from the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts the opportunity to work abroad in one of their many hotels properties. This allows students to gain real world experience while being completely immersed in a new culture.
The Chitkara Educational Trust, founded by Dr. Ashok Chitkara in 1998,
was established with the mission to pursue excellence in all fields of
education and to adhere to the highest standards of academic rigour in all its
work. Chitkara has been at the forefront of educating student communities since
1976. Chitkara University offers industry-relevant programs with a carefully
balanced blend of classroom theory and applied learning.Students from Chitkara University initiate their degree
programs in India and articulate into George Brown programs, earning both
institutions’ credentials. These articulated programs are in Hospitality
Management and in Wireless Technology.
Affiliated to Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing Foreign Languages School (CQFLS) is one of the top public secondary schools and a number one language high school in south-western China.
GBC delivers Summer English Programs for CQFLS’s students. The GBC Summer English Camp has been held in several other regions in China including Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Wenzhou.
Copenhagen School of Design and Technology is an Academy of Higher Education which offers over 30 different educational
programs at Bachelor degree and Academy Professional degree levels. With a degree from KEA - Copenhagen School of Design and Technology you get a practice-oriented, higher education at Academy
Professional level and/or Professional Bachelor's level,
developed in close cooperation with the region's business community and
educational institutions in Denmark and abroad. We are in constant dialogue
with companies and industry associations to keep education programs updated
in both form and content.
As part of the Alain Ducasse Educational Group, ENSP is one of the premiere pastry and baking school in the world. At ENSP they are completely dedicated to providing top instruction in the field of French Pastry and Baking. For professional classes, their educational philosophy is based on the idea of highly decorated and experienced chefs, teaching professionals with an interest of continuing their education. For first time students, we take the same approach, with a dedicated staff of a high level of experience and performance.
The school is located on the picturesque property of the Château Montbarnier which includes a state of the art training facility, hotel and restaurant. It is located in the tranquil Haute Loire region of France and is close to many sights and attractions, including Lyon, the food capital of France.A partnership program with culinary schools worldwide. This program allows students the possibility of perfecting their pastry and baking skills under the guidance of experienced international chefs.
Edinburgh Napier University creates and supports personalized learning
and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really matter
in today's and tomorrow's world. ENU is one of the largest higher education
institutions in Scotland, with over 18,000 students from 109 countries.Business students at ENU have the opportunity to travel abroad and participate
in Student Exchange program with George Brown College.
The Guilin Institute of Tourism (GLIT) was founded in 1985 and is the only independent national tourism institute in China. GLIT has been accredited by National Tourism Administration as the exclusive base for professional qualification testing of general
managers and departmental managers from hotels, travel agencies and attractions.Approved by the Education Commission of Guangxi Autonomous Region, the GBC-GLIT partnership was officially launched in September 2008 with 60 students enrolled. The program is six semesters full time at GLIT, including two months at the end of each academic year of onsite delivery by GBC faculty of ESL and core courses identified as gaps between the Chinese and Canadian curricula delivered by GBC faculty.
Graduates of the program will have an option of furthering their studies in the GBC Bachelor of Applied Business in Hospitality Operations Management which includes a two-month ESL course and four academic semesters including a co-op placement in
International Institute of Hotel Management is part of the IndiSmart Group, a large conglomerate that operates the IndiSmart Hotels and offers a wide range of services in the field of Hospitality Management Education Training & Consultancy in India and the South East Asia. Founded in 1994, IIHM was the first collegiate program in the country to offer discerning students the opportunity to be trained with globally recognized skills and earn an International Degree in Hospitality Management through its collaboration with The Edinburgh Napier University, UK and the University of West London, London.
Based in the heart of Switzerland, the birthplace of hospitality, IMI offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Hotel, Tourism, Events, and Culinary Management. The combination of quality academic teaching, Swiss practical training and breath-taking scenery is a recipe for success. Additionally, IMI students benefit from paid, international internship placements. The individual approach IMI takes, ensures their graduates have the best chance of securing their dream roles in the industry!
IADT is unique. Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology with a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors, when you visit IADT you’ll discover a campus alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity.Website: http://www.iadt.ie/
Istituto Marangoni was born in Milan. There, the great names of Italian prêt-â-porter were trained. Milan is the city of fashion par excellence; here new ideas and styles are continually developed. And Istituto Marangoni students find the tools to interpret and guide and grow through study programs that are constantly updated becoming highly skilled professionals in the fashion industry at the highest creative, organizational and business levels.Website: http://www.istitutomarangoni.com/en/
George Brown College and the Jamaica
Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) have a long-standing relationship that
originated in 1996 through the Canadian International Development Agency. JFLL
began as the JAMAL Foundation in 1973. As an agency of the Ministry of
Education, JFLL supports the UNESCO goal of basic Education for All (EfA) by
2015 and the national drive towards the achievement of universal secondary
education (Grade 11). JFLL locates itself in the hub of non-formal
continuing education for Jamaicans 15 years and older. While the delivery
of basic literacy and numeracy remains at the heart of their offerings, JFLL
have transformed into a lifelong learning organization in keeping with changing
This collaborative agreement between JFLL and George Brown
College establishes a collaborative relationship which supports the following
Established in 1962, Jeju National University is a 4-year publicly funded university located on Jeju Island, Korea. Jeju University currently has 11,000 full time students in 12 undergraduate departments and 7 graduate schools.This partnership will provide GBC students with work placement opportunities in major hotels located on Jeju island. Jeju Island, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Korea, is a self-governing province of Korea with its main industry being tourism.
Collaborating with over 300 foreign universities in 50 countries and regions, Kansai Gaidai provides its students with many diversified educational programs to create the necessary foundation to pursue intellectual curiosity, self-awareness, and concern for others. It is through actual experience that people become fully aware of cultural differences and acquire a deeper understanding about them.Students from Kansai Gaidai University have the opportunity to learn English through a one-year intensive language program at George Brown College.
Kyung Hee University is a comprehensive multi-divisional university founded in 1949. Located in Seoul, it has a student
body of 22,000 students and 3,100 full-time professors.Kyung Hee University’s Global Collaborative Summer Program
was launched in 2006 as a joint initiative with the University of Pennsylvania.
This program presents an opportunity for students around the world to come
together in Seoul, Korea to learn, discuss and reflect on the topics of global governance
and East Asian civilization. The Global Collaborative program is taught by a
faculty team of internationally renowned scholars from various universities
around the world including Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania,
Peking University in China and Moscow State University. With the exception of the
Korean language course, all instruction is in English. Students can obtain two
General Education course credit exemptions upon successful completion of both
If you are currently studying at university in your home country and would like to experience studying in the UK, Manchester Metropolitan University can offer you a range of opportunities. By studying at Manchester Met, you will be joining a large community of students in one of the UK's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, Manchester.Website: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk
Spread over 600 acres of green expanse, Manipal University is home to 28,000 students pursuing undergraduate and post graduate programs in diverse subjects. Manipal University comprises 24 professional institutions in medicine, engineering, management and humanities. The University is making a strong headway in research as well and boasting a strong alumni network of over 94,000 members. The Welcomgroup Academy of Culinary Arts (WACA) at Manipal University encompasses innovative teaching with a cutting edge facility that provides students with an in-depth understanding of today’s most advanced culinary techniques and technologies, providing opportunities for best practice and excellence.
George Brown College and Manipal University have announced a partnership offering India’s finest budding chefs the opportunity to study abroad while acquiring credentials from both the Culinary Management Program at George Brown and the Welcomgroup Academy of Culinary Arts (WACA) at Manipal. This unique partnership will provide students with a rich program in Indian, Western and European artisan cuisine, taught by top Canadian and Indian culinary experts in state-of-the-art facilities. The program provides an excellent platform for developing quality, workplace-ready graduates who are in high demand with future employers.
Beginning Sept 2013, WACA students who have completed two years of study in Manipal, India will have the opportunity to transfer and complete the second year of George Brown’s Culinary Management Diploma in Toronto. Upon completion, students will graduate with both a Manipal University Bachelor of Culinary Arts as well as a George Brown College Culinary Diploma.
Students may then opt to continue at George Brown, completing a post-graduate certificate course in Italian cuisine, in order to receive an additional credential. This is a unique program offered in partnership with George Brown’s Italian partner enabling students to undertake two semesters at George Brown College and one semester in Italy taking courses for the first two weeks followed by 12 weeks of industry internship at select restaurants.
Nagoya Gakuin University (NGU) was founded in 1964 as a private coeducational four year institution located in Nagoya, the fourth largest city in Japan. It is situated in a highly developed area of industry, economy, and culture. The university has approximately 5,000 students and its study abroad programming provides exchange programs for students and faculty through educational collaboration with overseas academic institutions.
Each year NGU’s Center for International Exchange Programs (CIEP) welcomes 30-40 foreign students at its Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS). IJS at NGU offers five levels of intensive Japanese language studies, as well as a broad range of Japanese studies classes in English including Japanese history, economy, religion, and environment.
Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship
with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.Website:www.polimi.it/en/
Quality and a pioneering nature have marked the institution’s history and are widely acknowledged. The portfolio of educational products and services keeps up with the accelerated pace of society trends and is distributed through a complete structure, currently consisting of the Senac University Center – Águas de São Pedro Campus, Campos do Jordão Campus and Santo Amaro Campus, in the southern region of São Paulo – and 56 other units distributed throughout Greater São Paulo and other cities in the State of São Paulo.
George Brown College culinary students have the opportunity to participate in an externship during their final year for up to 7 weeks.
Founded in 1979, Shanghai Institute of Tourism (SIT) incorporated with Urban Science & Tourism College of Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) in 2003. SIT boasts one of the nation’s leading tourism institutions of higher education. SIT owes its flourishing
development to its educational philosophy of cultivating professional talent for the nation, its contribution to tourism research, and its tradition of excellent, balancing present considerations with future concerns.
Students from SIT have various opportunities to come to George Brown College and further their education in the field of Hospitality and Tourism.
Shanghai Urban Management College is a
multi-divisional college located in Shanghai. It serves 6,000 students with
over 400 faculty members. SUMC was established in 1956 as the Construction
Workers of Shanghai University and has grown to the Shanghai Urban Management
College, reporting to both the Shanghai Municipal Construction Commission and
the Education Commission.
Approved by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission,
the SUMC - GBC partnership was formally established in 2007 and is based on the
articulation of credentials between SUMC and GBC in the field of construction management.
Qualified graduates from the SUMC diploma in Advanced Vocational Technology
Education articulate to the George Brown College Bachelor of Applied Technology
in Construction Science and Management. Graduates of the SUMC diploma in Advanced
Vocational Technology Education not continuing their studies in Canada will
receive a GBC certificate of program completion upon successful completion of
their program at SUMC.
Shortwood Teachers' College was founded in 1885 as part of the package of widespread social, economic and political reforms spearheaded by Sir John Peter Grant who was appointed Governor of Jamaica after 1865. Shortwood Teachers' College is committed to the preparation of teachers of the highest quality.
Students from George Brown College have the opportunity to travel to Jamaica to further their studies, while earning credit towards their programs.
The largest comprehensive four-year college in the SUNY system, Buffalo State educates more than 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year and has an alumni population of 100,000. The college is known for its strong community connections and a continuing commitment to providing high-quality lifelong learning opportunities.
The partnership between GBC and the Suzhou Early Childhood
Education College (SECEC) is based on a “twinning relationship” that will share
best practices in teaching and learning in Early Childhood Education, staff and
student exchange, access for SECEC to ESL teachers and TESL graduates, and the
development of program pathways and articulation agreements so SECEC students
can progress to GBC programs.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences
(TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate
School of Social Work. The first school of social work in India, TISS was a
pioneering effort with the objective of Social Welfare through academic
excellence. TISS has subsequently influenced the direction of social work
education and social research in India.
George Brown and TISS have established a partnership which
enables student and faculty mobility in Early Childhood Education and Health
University of the Arts London is in the top 6 universities in the world for art and design. They offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.
The University draws together 6 renowned colleges, each with its own world-class reputation. Their state of the art facilities include workshops with letterpress machinery, studio theatres, gallery space as well as libraries and archives for research into hundreds of years of the greatest artists and designers.
The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic international institution, serving primarily the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Monsterrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
UWI’s seven faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Agriculture, Humanities and Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Pure and Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. Programmes are international in scope, but with a unique Caribbean focus.