Feb
23
2015

Study and Go Abroad Fairs kick off this Wednesday, February 25th

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Gen Y generation is the ‘study abroad’ generation – never has it been more important to get out there and see, live and experience the world.  Employers are looking for ‘global citizens’ as most companies interact internationally, or impact the global world in some way or other.  Soft skills developed while studying abroad, from learning a language to flexibility, independence, problem-solving and understanding and appreciating other cultures, will differentiate you from your peers when interviewing for […]

Feb
23
2015

Looking for more than a year of travel for your gap year?

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The fact that you’re reading this blog tells me you’re different from the rest. You want to explore, see the world, and carve an exciting path into the future. I went to the Queen’s Commerce program after high school, and despite it being an incredibly rigorous academic setting, I found my head somewhere else in the first two years. My grades were much lower than in high school, and I was didn’t have the same […]

Jan
30
2015

Insider Travel Tips and Myth Busters from Contiki

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Studying abroad and looking to tack on a few trips? Great idea! There’s so much to see and explore, make the most of your time abroad. But before you start planning your next vacation, be savvy about where you’re getting your information. Contiki Holidays is an expert on youth travel, operating over 300 trips across the globe each year. Below, find Contiki’s trip travel myth busters to help make your next vacation easy and fun! […]

Jan
20
2015

Claim your international tax refund

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Living and working abroad has many advantages. You can learn about a different culture,  visit some really  cool sights and experience new things all while saving for your education.  A few weeks of snowboarding, kayaking or swimming with dolphins does wonders for relieving the burden  of everyday monotony.  While you’re having the time of your life probably the last thing on your mind is claiming back overpaid income tax.  Read on for some tips on how to do just that! While working abroad, your […]

Jan
11
2015

Encounter new cultures in your own backyard: explore Canada’s diversity through photography

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  Going abroad can be a great experience. Travelling brings you in contact with other cultures and new perspectives, and expands the way you think and understand the world. But here’s the thing: so can staying in Canada. Canada’s foreign-born population is now over 6.8 million—that’s over 20 percent of the total population. In the 2011 National Household Survey, Canadians reported more than 200 ethnic origins. Right here at home, we are surrounded by (and […]

Nov
7
2014

The rising cost of Education and how to fund your university studies

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“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”  ― Nelson Mandela Education is one of the primary requirements in today’s day and age, but affording it is a luxury. From kindergarten to a post graduate degree – parents struggle to deal with the growing cost of education. Researchers have shown that the cost of education has […]

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