Canada has officially approved the exchange program where students complete their first two years of high school in Changsha, later accompanied by their teachers move to Canada to complete their third and final year and attend universities. On October 26, a 12-person delegation led by Mayor of Victoria, Canada Dean· Fortin visited Mingde Middle School in Changsha, and introduced this friendly exchange program. She hoped more outstanding students from Changsha would be able to benefit from this program and study in Canada.
The International Division of Mingde Middle School opened China-Canada Class four years ago. In the first two years of senior high school, students study in China to prepare for their further studies abroad and the overseas College Entrance Exams. In the third year, students study in Canada to improve their linguistic competence, and later attend universities in Canada or apply to other overseas universities. The first batch of 23 students from China-Canada Class went to Canada in 2011. The second batch of 26 students began their study in Canada this year.