2018 Counsellor’s FAM Tour

Counsellors at Cape Breton University

One of EduNova’s initiatives is familiarization (FAM) tours of Nova Scotia’s educational institutions across the province. These tours highlight individual universities and schools, but they also help to showcase the warmth, beauty and hospitality of our province through its landscape and people.

Counsellors at Mount Saint Vincent University

The 2018 Counsellor’s FAM Tour took place from July 14th to 21st – following the International Association for College Admission Counselling Conference in New Orleans. This tour has been held around these dates each year for the past eight years and has developed a strong reputation amongst guidance counsellors. This is mainly because of the quality of the tour as well as the pace of activities, which places an emphasis not only on school visits, but also affords counsellors the opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of Nova Scotia through visiting local tourist sites and participating in fun activities. By getting a broad perspective on what studying and living in Nova Scotia would be like for their students, the counsellors are better equipped to promote our province as a study destination.

Counsellors with the Dal Tiger at Dalhousie University

EduNova worked with members to develop a schedule that provided equal opportunities for all members to host the counsellors. The tour welcomed 14 attendees  – from Kenya, China, Nova Scotia and from across the United States. Together they toured the length and breadth of the province, from Cape Breton University to Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus, then to Dalhousie’s Main Campus, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Saint Mary’s University, Mount Saint Vincent University, the University of King’s College, NSCAD University, Acadia University and finally Université Sainte-Anne.

Counsellors at NSCAD University

Counsellors left with a notably better understanding of what Nova Scotia’s post-secondary education sector has to offer, as well as having experienced the friendliness and splendour of our province first-hand.