Impacting Student Journey Through Counselling

The extensive partnership between Concordia International University and Cloud Nine College (CNC-CIU) is instrumental in developing a holistic education that supports learners’ academic needs and well-being. Part of this comprehensive approach to teaching is providing support for students through regular private counseling. In addition, every session aims to help students navigate their learning journey. With this initiative, the school hopes to encourage every student to move towards their goals and aspirations.

The school assures that every learner enjoys the benefits of having a counselor, whether in or out of Canada. International students come from different backgrounds and would have unique ways of coping with their learning journey abroad. Thus, they must have someone other than their friends to talk to about their experiences, especially in school. These counselors offer a space for empathy and listening without judgment. Similarly, these counselors experienced studying abroad as well, and that experience has given them a substantial understanding of the joys and challenges of being an international student.

CIU – CNC offers counselling sessions bi-monthly to track each student’s progress, whether in or out of Canada. The list shows the varying agenda covered in every counselling session:

  • Overall State of Student’s Well-being
  • Course Performance
  • Progress in Myon Reading Program
  • Daily Progress Report
  • Top-up University Pathway Program  

Now, while most instructions are delivered in a hybrid manner due to safety protocols against COVID-19, students are expected to be more responsible in navigating their courses. Nevertheless, the efficacy of blended learning manifests differently per student. Some learners effectively thrive, while some would slowly progress. With the primary goal to keep the students engaged, stimulated, and motivated, private counseling is essential in the life of an international student. Hence, the school continuously enhances every session – benefitting its learners and teachers alike.

About Cloud Nine College (CNC)

Cloud Nine College is a premier vocational (Co-Op) college offering a range of specialized co-op courses and comprehensive Intensive English Programs, including test preparation courses for IELTS and general and business ESL courses to international students. It coordinates its programs uniquely in such ways that students can advance their education to the next level at universities and job opportunities.

CNC is also an online education platform offering online certificate, diploma, higher diploma, and postgraduate diploma programs progressing to online and offline undergraduate and postgraduate degrees awarded by various educational institutions and universities around the world

Cloud Nine College started as a language training institution back in 2010 and now has expanded into providing career training programs:

  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-op Diploma
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-op Certificate
  • International Trade and Business Management Co-op Diploma
  • Professional Sales Co-op Certificate

Statement of purpose

The mission of the Cloud Nine College is to assist students in defining and acquiring a comprehensive set of career training and English language skills that meet their objectives and help create meaningful pathways to and opportunities in their personal, educational and commercial endeavors.

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