Brescia University College and International School St. Lucia sign MOU

November 9, 2017

London, ON–As part of a strategic university initiative, involving the growth and enhancement of international partnerships, Brescia has finalized an agreement with the International School St. Lucia (ISSL). Effective immediately, this new memorandum of understanding (MOU) will allow ISSL students, who have successfully completed the necessary undergraduate requirements, to qualify for automatic admission into one of Brescia’s undergraduate programs.

“We are so pleased to officially recognize our long-standing partnership with the community of St. Lucia by collaborating with the International School St. Lucia through this new pathway,” says Marianne Simm, Brescia’s Vice-Principal Students. “At Brescia, we have a long history of proudly educating and graduating St. Lucian students and are thrilled to have an opportunity to strengthen this tradition by welcoming the high-achieving student leaders and their families from the ISSL to further diversify and enrich our own student community.”

The mutually beneficial MOU, designed to create a streamlined pathway for ISSL students, was signed May 27, 2017 by Brescia’s Vice-Principal of Students, Marianne Simm and the Principal of the International School St Lucia, Dale Finch. In efforts to increase student mobility and support the new partnership, incoming ISSL students are eligible for a number of international student scholarships, including a $2000 Caribbean Partner Award.

“The International School St. Lucia students and families celebrate and welcome this unique partnership with Brescia University College”, replies Dale Finch. “ISSL has a proud Caribbean tradition of developing strong academic students eager and confidently sailing into new learning opportunities. We are fortunate to partner in education with Brescia University College.”


 For more information, please contact:

Colleen Aguilar, Director, Communications & External Relationsat 519-432-8353, ext. 28293 or at, or Caitlin Core, Communications, Marketing & External Relations Officer at 519-432-8353, ext. 28280 or at

Brescia University College, Canada’s women’s university college, is affiliated with Western University. The 1,500 women registered as either full- or part-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in the Schools of Behavioural & Social Sciences, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Humanities and Leadership & Social Change in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic University College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. 

Sharnna Lewis-Thornille, School Office Manager at 758-458-0989

The International School of Saint Lucia (ISSL) is a private, co-educational school located in Rodney Bay in the district of Gros Islet, St Lucia, West Indies. ISSL offers quality education from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and is accredited by the New Brunswick Ministry of Education (Canada) and recognized by the Saint Lucia Ministry of Education. The International School St. Lucia is focused on high standards of academic achievement and is led by a team of qualified and committed educators from North America, the UK and the Caribbean. ISSL serves the international and local Caribbean community to nurture global citizens who are engaged, highly motivated, socially responsible and critical thinkers. ISSL has produced many success stories as it continues to equip all students with the skills they need to function effectively at the university level. For more information please visit us at