The Amazing Race – ILAC Fam Trip 2013 Starts Off with a Bang

Earlier this week, 96 international agents from 22 countries joined the annual ILAC FAM trip in Toronto, the most popular event of the year when education consultants are invited to Canada to learn firsthand about studying English at ILAC.

ILAC Agents having fun during Fam Trip 2013

The activities started off on Tuesday, May 7th with a tour of Seneca, one of ILAC’s prominent pathway colleges in Toronto.  That evening agents enjoyed a welcome reception at Il Posto in Yorkville sponsored by Blyth Academy, ILAC’s new high school partner.

French agent
Ericka Perret is the Director of ARAM in Montpellier, France. She arrived in Canada one week ago to take an English course and experience what it is like to be an ILAC student firsthand, including living in a homestay family. “ILAC treats students really well and this is important,” she says. “I am looking for a specific school in each country and in Canada it will be ILAC.”

The following day agents attended a breakfast at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel where ILAC staff presented updates on ILAC programs and studying in Canada and guest speakers described partner programs and further opportunities in Canada.

After lunch, which was sponsored by Seneca College, participants joined the Higher Education Fair at ILAC.  The networking workshop gave agents a chance to meet and speak directly with ILAC university and college partners across Canada.

mike TRU
Mike Henniger, International Marketing Director at Thompson Rivers University, was one of the speakers at the ILAC event promoting the upcoming TRU Experience Tour in BC.

And then they were off!  Agents were divided into groups with an ILAC team leader and set off to explore the campus and Toronto in stretch limousines as part of the Amazing Race/Scavenger Hunt Game.  Each group competed against one another to find and photograph famous Toronto landmarks while sipping champagne and enjoying the sites of the city.

As darkness fell, the limousines dropped off the agents at Remy’s Restaurant in Yorkville, where they were greeted by the Executive Directors of ILAC – Jonathan Kolber, Ilan Cohen and Bernardo Riveros.  The celebratory party was sponsored by, one of the world’s largest insurance providers for international students.  Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks and live entertainment as the winners of the Amazing Race were announced.  Each member of the winning team was awarded a scholarship for four weeks to study English at ILAC, a great way for agents to promote ILAC upon their return to their home countries.jumping agents

Thank you to all the international agents who joined the ILAC Fam Trip 2013.  It was great to have you with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

See more great photos from the ILAC Fam Trip 2013 on our new Agent Facebook Page!

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