Canada, in many ways, has built the most egalitarian PUBLIC post-secondary education system in the world. While students in other countries agonize over getting into the “right” university or college, students in Canada usually go to the closest public college or university, safe in the knowledge that it will be...Read More
Chase Away Those Culture Blues!
In the last blog I gave a description of culture shock when you move to a new country, and I related my personal experiences with it. I also promised that today I would tell you how I overcame it. I have decided to offer better advice as my way of...Read More
I thought we would spend today’s entry looking at something that almost every international student will experience at some level. It is something I understand well as I have lived in several countries other than my own and experienced first-hand at a young age – Culture Shock What is culture...Read More
Whistle While You Work!
Some people are lucky and know from a very early age what profession they want to enter, and they dedicate their young school life to achieving their goal. I was never one of those people. I dedicated my school life to achieving as little as I could possibly get away with....Read More
Bon Appétit, Canada Part 2
“People who love to eat are always the best people.” This is a very common saying in Canada and undoubtedly true as people who enjoy food appreciate culture, history, and identity. Continuing our last blog on food, let’s look at some regional trophies! The Maritimes: Canada’s Atlantic provinces. The seafood here...Read More
Bon Appétit, Canada
In our recent posts, we have been learning about studying in Canada, especially studying English. This week, it is time to turn our attention to the most important thing that you, as an international student, might be wondering about in Canada; which is of course: What do you eat? Yes, we...Read More
The Fear of English!
Here we are again to take a look at all that is involved with being or becoming an international student in Canada. Since we were on the subject of English, let’s hop right back on it! It is obvious and an understatement to say that English is the world’s language...Read More
Canadian English Eh!
In the previous post we took a quick dip into the reasons international students are flocking to Canada. Today let’s begin a series on what they are studying and why? Canada offers every imaginable field of study, from Agriculture to Zoology, but the common denominator is of course, the loved by some, dreaded by many,...Read More
More than Hockey and Maple Syrup!
Say ‘Canada’ and images of hockey players, moose and maple syrup spring to mind for many people across the world. What they may not know is that Canada is now, per capita, the number one destination for English studies and for university & college bound international students. Here are a...Read More