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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.

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Nunavut

Nunavut   Capital City: Iqaluit On April 1, 1999, Nunavut became Canada’s newest territory, encompassing the central and eastern Arctic regions – nearly one-fifth of Canada’s land mass. Originally part of the Northwest Territories, its creation was first proposed in

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Yukon

Yukon   Capital City: Whitehorse Bordering Alaska, the Yukon Territory is tucked in the northwest corner of Canada. It is fairly large in area (483,450 km²) yet only 31,608 people call it home. Its capital, Whitehorse, is home to 60

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Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan   Capital City: Regina Saskatchewan is dubbed the “bread basket” of Canada and is famous for its prairies and wheat fields. Located in the western part of the country, Saskatchewan is bordered by Manitoba, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and

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Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories   Capital City: Yellowknife Find the 60th parallel on a map of North America, look northward, and you will see the Northwest Territories, bordered by the Yukon to the west, the prairies to the south, and Canada’s newest

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Canadian history

Canadian history brief overview   The first inhabitants of Canada were aboriginal peoples, believed to have arrived from Asia thousands of years ago by way of a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. Explorers from France and Great Britain, including

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New York City: The metropolis that never sleeps

New York City: The metropolis that never sleeps   Welcome to New York City, the city with abundant career opportunities, lively nights and America’s finest public transportation system – basically the ultimate package for the perfect student life.   New

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Studying Abroad: Information for parents

Studying Abroad: Information for parents   Studying abroad is a decision that will impact the rest of your child’s life. It is the first step to a whole new world where your child will experience learning and gain experience beyond

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How to deal with culture shock

How to deal with culture shock   What is ‘Culture Shock’? You may have heard of this term before if you have ever researched studying abroad and traveling. Culture shock: ‘an experience a person may have when one moves to a cultural

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Most liveable cities in the world

Most liveable cities in the world   Earlier this month The Economist Intelligence Unit released a report of Global Liveability Ranking 2016. It is a list of the world’s most liveable cities. A list of cities in which provide the best/worst living conditions.

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What to expect on your first day

What to expect on your first day   Although you may be nervous on your first day, it will be very exciting and fun. In this post we will describe some things they may happen on your first day as an

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Orientation Day

Orientation Day   If the campus you are going to attend offers an orientation day, we really advise you to attend it! There is so much valuable information available on this day.  The college/university has most likely sent you an information package

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Path to permanent residency: Canadian citizenship process update

Path to permanent residency: Canadian citizenship process update   The Canadian Government has announced that changes are being made to the legislation  to make it easier for international students to become permanent residents. A number of new changes have been made to the Canadian

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Cost of living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada   Canada is an amazing place to study. If it is your dream to study in Canada it is a good idea to learn a little about what the cost of living will be. Take a look at the

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Canadian study permit update – July 13, 2016

Canadian study permit update – July 13, 2016   Announced on July 13th, 2016 there are new changes to the study permit for International students wanting to study in Canada. Now officers will issue a study permit for the amount of time required for

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5 Tips for Studying English as a Second Language (ESL)

5 Tips for Studying English as a Second Language   As a student coming to Canada or the USA you may need to study English before you start your program. If you don’t have any of TOEFL or IELTS English

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10 beautiful places in Canada

10 beautiful places in Canada   Canada is a beautiful country. There are countless different places to visit, and we’ve listed ten. If you are an international student in Canada you may have the opportunity to visit some of these

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Journey to success: ApplyBoard’s future

Journey to success: ApplyBoard’s future   ApplyBoard has had an amazing journey thus far. The company has grown so much over the past year and we are so excited for this new chapter. ApplyBoard has moved to our own office! We now

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Prepare for life in Canada or the USA

Prepare for life in Canada or the USA   Getting ready to study in North America can be a stressful yet exciting thing to do! Students will have to learn a new language, you will be concerned about doing well in school

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Employment guide for international students in the USA

Employment guide for international students in the USA   When studying in the USA there is a great opportunity for students to gain work experience. Being an international student in the USA you have the opportunity to work part time while you

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Study Abroad: Preparing for studies in Canada

Study Abroad: Preparing for studies in Canada   You know that you want to apply to a school in Canada, but the question is, are you prepared? The Canadian Government has recently made changes for international students wanting to come to Canada to study.

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Why study in the USA?

Why study in the USA?   There are so many reasons why a student would choose to study in the USA! There were over 1 million international students studying in the USA in the past school year (2017/2018). Did you know? 16 universities in the

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Winter in Canada

Winter season in Canada   Canada is known for its winter season! Since you will be new to Canada you have probably never experienced weather quite like this. The winter season consists of a lot of snow and cold temperatures.

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Major changes to the Canadian Citizenship Legislation

Major changes to the Canadian Citizenship Legislation   The liberal government recently introduced a bill that would change many parts of a previous bill about the Canadian citizenship legislation. This new legislation will make it easier for international students to

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The best of North America

Mercer 2016 quality of living rankings: The best of North America Every year, Mercer releases a report on the most desirable cities for international employees worldwide. Here’s the results for the top 5 cities to live in in North America.   San

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Top 10 highest paying jobs in the USA

Top 10 highest paying jobs in the USA   There are so many different type of jobs in the world! The United States Labor Statistics made the  May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. This list was based on information

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Requirements for studying abroad: Canada and the USA

Requirements for studying abroad   ApplyBoard is here to make the process of applying to schools in North America easier. In this post you will learn about the requirements and documents you will need to apply for an Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or a