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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.

What are extracurricular activities
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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

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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

international student taxes
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International student taxes: Do you need to pay them in Canada?

International student taxes: Do you need to pay them in Canada?   International student taxes most likely aren’t the first thing that pop into your mind when you think of coming to study in Canada. But if you’re already abroad,

Why you should take a practice IELTS test
Students

Here’s why you should take a practice IELTS test

Why you should take a practice IELTS test   You know you have to complete an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam to study abroad, but you begin to wonder whether or not you should take a practice IELTS test

Reasons to live with a host family
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Reasons to live with a host family when studying abroad

Reasons to live with a host family   If the opportunity to travel to different countries, indulge in tasty foods, meet new friends and learn a language isn’t enough, living with a host family is sure to take your experience

best universities in canada for international students
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Best universities in Canada for international students

Best universities in Canada for international students   Canada is a tremendous destination for university students. With so many quality universities, it can be tough to narrow down the best universities in Canada for international students. Despite the cold weather

Jobs for students
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10 High-paying part-time jobs for students

10 High-paying part-time jobs for students   As a student, it’s possible you experience stress due to a number of different reasons such as finances. You need to pay for school, accommodations, books, food…the list goes on. You begin to

Best countries for education
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Best countries for education

2018 Best countries for education    When students first consider studying abroad, they are faced with the dilemma of choosing the country that offers the best education. Is it most beneficial to study in the U.S.? Or is Canada the

Do schools prepare students for the future?
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Do schools prepare students for the future?

Do schools prepare students for the future?   While considering the possibility of pursuing higher education, students wonder whether or not schools prepare them for their future careers. The traditional model of education includes a teacher lecturing and conducting exams.

Minister of Immigration visits ApplyBoard
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ApplyBoard hosts Minister of Immigration Canada and Kitchener MP

ApplyBoard hosts The Honourable Ahmed Hussen & MP Raj Saini    “ApplyBoard is a shining example of why our diversity is working out.” — Honourable Ahmed Hussen   What first began as an exchange of tweets turned into a friendly

Skills most in demand
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Skills most in demand for 2018

Skills most in demand for 2018   The expertise you need to land a job varies from one place to another, but there are several key skills that seem to be prevalent among most industries today. Using a combination of

How to study in Ontario
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Why and how to study in Ontario

Why and how to study in Ontario   Canada is full of terrific provinces and territories to study in. British Columbia offers beautiful weather and scenery, Nova Scotia has a unique charm, and Saskatchewan provides a cost effective education. While

What you need to know about Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving: What you need to know about the holiday

What is Thanksgiving? When is it and how do we celebrate it?   Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful holidays celebrated in Canada and the U.S. If you’re an international student travelling to either of these countries for the