College adopts Georgian Assist

Georgian College is one of four Ontario colleges partnering with Maple Assist Inc. to adopt a ground-breaking mobile application designed to be a one-stop shop for all you need to know about studying in Canada.

The Georgian Assist app, developed in India, is expected to reach more than 100,000 international students from countries like India, China, Philippines, Japan, Brazil and Mexico.

Navdeep Bains, federal innovation, science and economic development minister, recently launched the app in New Delhi. The new venture is also supported by Scotia Bank, Air Canada, HDFC Credila, and the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber.

“With the rise of Canada as a premier destination for post-secondary education, this app will help connect the right students to the right programs at the right colleges in Canada,” said Kevin Weaver, Georgian College international workforce development and partnerships vice president. “The app helps students access a mine of useful information about any partner college and their admission process, as well as relevant tips on settling in Canada and adopting our unique culture. Georgian College is currently a home-away-home for over 1,600 international students and we want them to have a great experience while studying with us.”

The direct interface of the app takes into account past experiences of international students. Vinay Chaudhry, founder, CEO and the driving force behind Maple Assist, shared his experience as an international student in Canada, commenting on the stress he experienced studying abroad and trying to settle into college life. He says the Georgian Assist app will provide all the information necessary for a stress-free, enjoyable journey for prospective students worldwide, right at their fingertips.

Photo: Georgian College is one of four Ontario colleges partnering with Maple Assist Inc. to adopt a ground-breaking mobile app designed to be a one-stop shop for all you need to know about studying in Canada.

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