Cultural Immersion Program

Graduation day at UVic for a group of Cultural Immersion Program students from Shanghai in late 2019. CAPI's Cultural Immersion Program hosts top-performing students from the Shanghai Technical Institute of Electronics and Information (STIEI) for a two-week cultural exchange and English language training. Delivered in collaboration with Education, Training, Consulting Ltd. ("ETC Canada"), we have hosted over 150 students since 2017.
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About ETC Canada

Regine and Franz Eder are the founders and owners of ETC Canada Ltd. Prior to starting ETC Canada, they lived in Shanghai for ten years where Franz was the representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, a German NGO on behalf of the German Government at Shanghai Technical Institute of Electronics & Information (STIEI). He supported Chinese authorities to manage and set up cooperation projects between China and Germany in the field of education. Regine worked as the Vice Principal of the German International School in Shanghai. She set up the cooperation with a Chinese partner school (now SISU Huangpu Foreign Language School), organized student exchanges between the German and the Chinese School and planned and accompanied numerous field trips within China and to Europe with International and Chinese students.

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CAPI's Cultural Immersion Program is overseen by CAPI Associate Director Helen Lansdowne