Browsing articles from "February, 2011"
Feb
27
2011

Gap Year .. should I stay or should I go?

The Aussies and the Kiwis (no disrespect intended .. just easier to write) have definitely got this right!  They have always encouraged and embraced the concept of the ‘year out’ to travel before university.  Finally, the rest of the world is catching up and Canadian students are starting to jump on the band wagon and  take the well-deserved break after high school. It’s a long conveyor belt of studies from kindergarten to university, and there’s nothing wrong with […]

Feb
21
2011

Take to the seas .. and earn high school credits!

Most people think of flying OVER the ocean fo rtheir semester abroad .. but how about making the ocean your destination? Sea Education Association (SEA) offers 17-credit SEA semester programs, beginning with 6 weeks on land studying oceanography, maritime studies and nautical science followed by a 6-week offshore  sailing/research cruise.   Find out more from this article: http://www.gostudy.ca/semester-abroad/blog.html. Bytown Brigantine offers a wide range of hands-on sailing programs for teens on the tall ship ‘Fair Jeanne’ for 5-21 day trips in […]

Feb
18
2011

Planning a Winter Vacation? Where’s the best skiing?

… this really depends on what you are looking for.  Living in Vancouver, we are lucky to have three local mountains to choose from (with night skiing until 10pm so you can hit the slopes after work or school) .. and of course, Whistler is just an hour and a half up the road.  Whistler has always been acclaimed as one of the top ski resorts in the world, rivalling Vale and Colorado in the US. […]

Feb
16
2011

Study and Go Abroad Fairs – Spring 2011

Are you looking for university degree programs or an opportunity to upgrade your skills either in Canada or overseas? Have you ever considered taking a gap year or a career break to travel and see the world? Why not look at volunteer and work experience options overseas? The Study and Go Abroad Spring Fairs offer you a fantastic opportunity to find out more about these and other options – all the experts under one roof!  The fairs […]

Feb
14
2011

Smart Entrepreneurs will be checking out business and work experience options at the Study and Go Abroad Fair

Do you want to be an entrepreneur?  What does it take to start your own business?  Certainly you need drive and an entrepreneurial attitude, but what other skills do you need?  The number of new entrepreneurship degrees and courses within business programs offered by universities and business schools in Canada and worldwide prove that education providers are recognizing the need for skills in those areas. Why study to start your own business? If you already […]

Feb
12
2011

Top Universities Worldwide 2010

Not sure which university to study in?  While it doesn’t factor in education at online universities,  The Times Higher EducationWorld University Rankings is a comprehensive list of the top 200 universities worldwide.  The US leads the pack this year, with Harvard in number one position, followed by the California Institute of Technology.  MIT hits third place. Another reputable ranking is the QS World University Rankings, which use a slightly different criteria.  On this list, University of […]

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