Cégep is an acronym in French that stands for Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, otherwise known as a general and vocational college. As the first level of higher education, they offer over 130 programs of study and prepare students to be career-ready. Students can choose from study streams that range from Health Sciences to Communication and Documentation; Fashion, Leather and Textiles to Agriculture and Fisheries, Arts to Transportation, among many other options.
Scholarships are available for international students, and tuition and living costs are very reasonable. Teaching focuses on practical aspects of the course requirements, and student-teacher relationships are very cordial. Students can also sign up for internships in businesses that help them to hone their real-world skills.