GSP happenings around North America

GSP happenings around North America

GSP’s Pat Colabucci joins NAFSA China MIG Leadership team

We celebrate our very own Director for North America, Pat Colabucci, Ed.D, for becoming a board member of the NAFSA China MIG Leadership team. NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. It serves the needs of more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide at more than 3,500 institutions, in more than 160 countries, by working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s interconnected world.


With Pat’s extensive expertise and experience in the China market makes him a perfect fit for his specific role and this organisation. In this role, Pat will be able to share his knowledge of recruitment in China, attend and participate in board meetings and NAFSA events, and help ensure that NAFSA members are up-to-date with China developments. 


Pre-departure orientations for NA-bound students

The GSP North America team will host online orientations for all students coming to study in the US and Canada. Following the successful run of the orientation for Latin America-based students, the aim is to provide guidance and build confidence among students who will be flying away from their homes and loved ones to pursue studies abroad. Below are the scheduled orientations:


Pre-departure USA

  • 1 August 2023, 11:30 pm COT: South Asia and Southeast Asia (Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia)
  • 8 August 2023, 8:00 am COT: Turkey
  • TBA: Philippines and Vietnam


Pre-departure Canada

  • 27 July 2023, 5:00 pm COT: LATAM
  • 3 August 2023, 8:00 am COT: South Asia and Southeast Asia (Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia)
  • 10 August 2023, 8:00 am COT: Turkey
  • TBA: Philippines and Vietnam


These orientations are coordinated and organised by Ms. Daniela Moreno. Those interested are welcome to contact her at [email protected] for more details. 


The return of the GSP Café

In keeping with exciting news, we’re extremely happy to announce the return of the GSP Café! The GSP Café is an interactive discussion joined in by education industry leaders aimed to share valuable insights from GSP’s study destinations, Canada and the USA, with the goal to shed light and share knowledge and insights through lively, engaging and meaningful conversations. Here’s the current line-up we have in store:



  • LATAM and Africa: on MPower Financing (Loans for international students) + STEM/MBA programs in the US



  • LATAM, India and Africa: Technological Institutes in the US
  • Turkey: Certificates and Diplomas



  • LATAM: Film and Entertainment


If you missed our past GSP Café session, you may access previous session recordings on our Youtube Channel

Watch out for more updates about the upcoming activities in North America. For enquiries, you may contact [email protected].

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