PIE President Duncan MacLeod recently returned from a 12-day trip to Europe on behalf of the Wolf Creek International Learning Program (WCILP). The trip started off with a week of travel throughout Germany and Spain to meet with education agencies that are already part of PIE's existing partnership network followed by three days at #ICEF19 in Berlin to cultivate new partnerships. Over the course of the trip, Duncan and Wolf Creek Public Schools' Assistant Superintendent, Mark McWhinnie, met with representatives of more than 40 agencies from 20+ countries around the world.
PIE would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mark and the WCILP team on the incredible work they have done to design and implement a truly unique study-abroad opportunity in Central Alberta. Agent response to the Wolf Creek International Learning Program exceeded expectations and has already resulted in requests for placements in 2020.
PIE is proud to have been part of this transformative initiative that WCILP represents. Only 16 months have passed since WCILP was inaugurated with the arrival of its first short-term group program from China. Building on the foundation WCILP has established in support of its MOU-related programs and placements for students from Guangdong, host communities and schools in the Wolf Creek school division are now ready to welcome the world to Central Alberta.
PIE looks forward to continuing its consulting and advising role with WCILP as Mark and his team move forward to expand the scope of their program in support of a learning opportunity that is truly global in nature with benefits to local students, their international classmates, and their host communities.