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9 Tips for enjoying your first winter in Canada

  9 Tips for enjoying your first winter in Canada   Winter in Canada may come as a shock for many international students. The sun sets early, the cold is biting, and snow … well, snow can be great or … Read More

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5 Most expensive cities in the USA to study in

5 Most expensive cities in the USA to study in   Despite reports that state enrollments are on the decline, the United States remains a popular study destination for international students. Over 1,000,000 students from around the world live and … Read More

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5 Popular STEM courses in Canada

5 Popular STEM programs in Canada Choosing a field of study to pursue in your postsecondary education is an important decision. For international students, the decision is arguably even more stressful. Moving across the world and spending thousands of dollars … Read More

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5 Most expensive cities in Canada to study in

5 Most expensive cities in Canada to study in   Canada has no shortage of world class study destinations. However, many international students may not know how expensive living costs can get in the country’s major cities. From tuition and … Read More

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5 Most popular film schools in Canada

5 Most popular film schools in Canada   If you aspire to work in the filmmaking industry but are unsure of where to study, you’re in the right place! Needless to say, filmmaking is an exciting and rewarding career. Whether … Read More

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Western University Ivey Business School

Know the facts: Western University Ivey Business School

Know the facts: Western University Ivey Business School   Western University located in London, Ontario, is home to one of Canada’s top business schools, Ivey. Founded in 1922, the schools hosts 109 full time faculty, 98 excellent professors and 11 … Read More

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How to use music for stress relief

The power of music: How to use music for stress relief

The power of music: How to use music for stress relief   Music — something many people enjoy listening to, creating or even playing. It’s all around us. Whether in a store, a restaurant, a car or elsewhere, music surrounds … Read More

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Top IELTS preparation books

5 Best IELTS preparation books for international students

5 Best IELTS preparation books for international students   Preparing for the IELTS exam can be overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t have to be. As long as you have patience, a willingness to learn and determination, you will do … Read More

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Ways to eat healthy on a student budget

Clever ways to eat healthy on a student budget

Clever ways to eat healthy on a student budget   As easy as it is to spend money on food, it all adds up. Especially if you’re a student, there’s a good chance you often buy lunch between classes, purchase … Read More

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New Year's Resolutions for students

7 Realistic New Year’s resolutions for students

7 Realistic New Year’s resolutions for students   With every new year comes new resolutions. For those unfamiliar with what New Year’s resolutions are, well, they’re promises to do something differently in the new year. But let’s face it, most New … Read More

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Most affordable university cities in the US

Most affordable university cities in the US   To attend university or college in the United States can be very expensive, especially in comparison to Canada. With the cost of tuition as an international student, it’s possible you’ll spend every … Read More

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Studying in Canada

5 Things I wish I knew before studying in Canada

5 Things I wish I knew before studying in Canada   When moving to another country for school, there are countless things to research and take into account. It’s possible certain information isn’t well-documented, well-known or is simply less obvious … Read More

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Christmas in Toronto

Here’s how to celebrate Christmas in Toronto

Here’s how to celebrate Christmas in Toronto   The holiday season is finally here with Christmas being just days away. An exciting time of year that’s for sure, especially if you’re celebrating Christmas in Toronto. Similar to Christmas in New … Read More

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IELTS preparation for Canada's top schools

IELTS Preparation: Requirements for 5 of Canada’s top schools

IELTS Preparation: Requirements for 5 of Canada’s top schools   In order for a Canadian school to accept international students, they must have a good understanding of the English language. Most courses offered in Canada are in English, and in … Read More

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What are extracurricular activities

Extracurricular activities: What are they and why are they important?

Extracurricular activities: What are they and why are they important?   It’s not always about hitting the books at school. Learning experiences can take any form and at any time. Tradition has always pushed students to keep academic goals as number … Read More

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How to make a career change

How to make a career change

How to make a career change   At some point, whether you like it or not, you may have to make a career change. This can be a very difficult thing to do, but with the right advice, changing your … Read More

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5 Things to do if you’re celebrating Christmas in New York

5 Things to do if you’re celebrating Christmas in New York   It’s the most wonderful time of the year! When we say this, of course we’re referring to Christmas. More specifically, Christmas in New York. If you are travelling … Read More

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What is an employment recommendation letter

What is an employment recommendation letter?

What is an employment recommendation letter?   A letter of recommendation goes a long way when facing an interview. Whether it’s for an entry-level position or one that requires 10 years of managerial experience. This document highlights the applicant’s strengths … Read More

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10 Celebrities who went to school in Canada

10 Celebrities who went to school in Canada   Canada, a country known for its quality education system. It’s no wonder it has created some of the world’s biggest (and most favoured) celebrities. Canadian universities and colleges cater to many … Read More

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Tips on how to get through exam season

Tips on how to make it through exam season

Tips on how to make it through exam season   ‘Tis the season for final exams across all university, college and high school campuses. While you may be experiencing some feelings of stress and anxiety, you are not the only … Read More

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How to stay healthy while studying abroad

Tips on how to stay healthy during the school year

How to stay healthy during the school year   Starting university or college can be a challenging transition, especially if you plan to do it outside of your own country. At this point in time, you are officially out on … Read More

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Women in STEM

How to get more women working in STEM

How to get more women working in STEM Erin Babbey, Partner Relations Manager   If you are new to the topic, STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM fields have become an integral part of … Read More

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The impact of US tuition on students

The impact of US tuition on students   Rising US tuition fees could be a major reason why international students are choosing to study in Canada. With a US$5,000 tuition hike since 2012, international students are now paying 11 times … Read More

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What you need to know about academic recommendation letters

What you should know about Academic Recommendation Letters

What you should know about Academic Recommendation Letters   The recommendation letter is an important element of the application process, regardless of the country of choice or level of education. Before we get into it, there is one thing to … Read More

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Canada Multi-Year Immigration Plan from 2019 to 2021

Canada Multi-Year Immigration Plan from 2019 to 2021   Canada recognizes the importance of immigration and how much value newcomers carry with them. It goes without saying, immigrants contribute greatly to the country’s economic growth and innovation. Further, they allow … Read More

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Student accommodations: on campus versus off campus

Accommodations: Should international students live on campus?

On- or off-campus: Choosing your accommodations   As an international student looking to study in Canada, securing admissions and a study visa is just the beginning. The first challenge is securing accommodations while you’re still in your home country. While … Read More

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Tips on surviving your first winter season

Tips on surviving your first winter season

Tips on surviving your first winter season   It’s that time of year again! Locals begin to take out their big boots, puffy jackets and warm mittens just in time for winter. Many start to wonder whether it will be … Read More

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So you received a rejection letter from school

So you received a rejection letter from school   Anyway you put it, rejection hurts.   Whether you receive rejection from a sports team, a club, a date or school — it doesn’t feel good. In this case specifically, let’s … Read More

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Importance of a Statement of purpose

Student Visa Documents: How important is a Statement of Purpose?

How important is a Statement of Purpose?   It’s that time of the year again — contacting professors for letter of recommendations, finalizing school options and drafting personal statements. The Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose (SOP) remains the most important … Read More

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Different between English proficiency tests

What’s the difference between English proficiency tests?

What’s the difference between English proficiency tests?   If you’re reading this blog, it’s likely that you’re an international student thinking of pursuing education overseas, possibly in Canada or the United States. If that’s the case, there’s a very good … Read More

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