- Category: June/July 2012
- Published on Friday, 25 May 2012 19:39
highest ranking in world’s largest international student satisfaction survey
International students say Georgian College tops their list for providing them with an outstanding student experience. The results from the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey – the world’s largest survey on international student satisfaction – tell the story. Georgian received the highest ranking of participating students from 16 countries, making international students at the college the most satisfied with their experience not just in Ontario, but worldwide.
“This is incredible news for Georgian College and a great compliment to faculty and staff across our seven campuses who work hard to create a positive learning environment not just for international students but for all Georgian students,” says Dr. John Donald, Vice President of Community and Business Development at Georgian.
Administered online by the International Graduate Insight Group, the survey included more than 209,000 students from over 200 institutions. Georgian international students reported an overall average satisfaction rate of 90.3 per cent in areas such as learning, academics, living, arrival and support services.
Ridhima Joshi, an international student from India taking Georgian’s post-graduate certificate in International Business Management, is not surprised. She says the first day she came to Georgian and met with representatives from the International Centre, she knew she’d made the right decision.
“From day one I liked the atmosphere of the college,” she notes. “So far, my experience at Georgian has been awesome. The college support services have been helpful, especially Career and Counselling Services and the Library Commons. Studying at Georgian has boosted my level of confidence and I feel proud to be part of the institution.”
The college received a 93.9 per cent overall average satisfaction rate in the area of student support, particularly standing out in the areas of accommodation (95.5 per cent), career services (94.1 per cent) and counselling services (93.2 per cent).
Results from the survey also indicate that Georgian is excelling in the area of academics. The college received high marks in such areas as expert lecturers (98 per cent), topic selection (96.1 per cent), program content (94.4 per cent) quality lectures (92.5 per cent) and learning support (92 per cent).
Georgian is home to 11,000 full-time students, including more than 500 international students from over 40 countries. Students can pursue academic upgrading, apprenticeship training, certificate, diploma, graduate certificate, college degree and university programs.