Understanding LINC Learners’ Experiences in College Settings

  • Understanding LINC Learners’ Experiences in College Settings
January, 2015 to August, 2015

Contact Information:

Assistant to the Dean


Project Description

This applied research project explores the experiences of adult immigrants enrolled in LINC programs at Bow Valley College and NorQuest College.  In particular, the research focuses on students’ perceptions of a college learning environment, utilization of learner support services and campus activities, informal and formal engagement with college community, and perceptions of their college experiences in relation to settlement and integration.  Findings and recommendations highlight the contribution Colleges make to integration and settlement of newcomers, and suggest further activities and approaches that colleges can undertake to increase newcomer integration.

Download the research report, The Integration Advantage, below.

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