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Helpful articles about studying abroad in Canada and the USA. Discover frequently asked questions about schools, immigration, job opportunities, and more.

Women in STEM
Schools

5 Popular STEM courses 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. … Read More

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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. … Read More

New Year's Resolutions for students
Students

7 Realistic New Year’s resolutions for students

The small changes you make soon become habit and a part of your everyday life. When you set realistic goals, and achieve them, it feels good and encourages you to push for more. So on that note, here are seven realistic and achievable New Year’s resolutions any student can make for 2019. … Read More

Most affordable university cities in US Nashville Tennessee
Students

Most affordable university cities in the US

By choosing to study at a school located in any of these cities, you can save thousands of dollars over the span of your school career. Thus, here is our list of the most affordable university cities in the US. You might be surprised to see many of the cities are located in the Midwest! … Read More

Studying in Canada
Students

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

Christmas in Toronto
Students

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

IELTS preparation for Canada's top schools
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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

What are extracurricular activities
Students

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

How to make a career change
Students

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

Christmas in New York - Rockefeller Center
Students

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

What is an employment recommendation letter
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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

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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

Tips on how to get through exam season
Students

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

How to stay healthy while studying abroad
Students

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

US tuition affects
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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

What you need to know about academic recommendation letters
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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

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Most Beautiful Universities in Canada

Most Beautiful Universities in Canada Canada is a beautiful country with clean cities, picturesque landscapes and 3 awe-inspiring oceans. Canada also has some absolutely stunning universities. This is why we decided to put together a list of the most beautiful

Canada multi year immigration plan
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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

Student accommodations: on campus versus off campus
Students

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

Tips on surviving your first winter season
Students

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

School rejection letter
Students

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

Importance of a Statement of purpose
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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

Different between English proficiency tests
Students

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

Common IELTS mistakes test takers make
Students

6 Common IELTS mistakes and how to avoid them

6 Common IELTS mistakes and how to avoid them   Mistakes are very common, especially in tests. Even some of the most prepared individuals naturally make mistakes. However, when it comes to your IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test,

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International students in Canada: Building blocks for a young Canada

International students: Building blocks for a young Canada By Merwyn Paul, International Recruitment Manager (India)   It’s a cold morning in Edmonton. Puneet, an international freshman at the University of Alberta, is getting ready for his 8:30 a.m. Engineering Mathematics

hidden gems in ontario
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Hidden Gems in Ontario: Things to do

6 Hidden gems you need to discover in Ontario   Ontario is filled with some of the biggest cities in Canada, well-known attractions, beautiful landscapes, and outdoor activities leaving no lack of things to do in Ontario. Nonetheless, there are