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Study and Go Abroad Fair – starts this weekend!


Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back .. check out the schedule below to see when we are visiting a city near you: September 21, 2013 – TORONTO – Metro Toronto Convention Centre September 22, 2013 – OTTAWA – Ottawa Convention Centre  September 24, 2013 – HALIFAX – Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 September 26, 2013 – VANCOUVER – Vancouver Convention Centre September 28, 2013 – CALGARY – BMO Centre, [...]


Traveling on a budget as a university student – by KC Owens


The life of a college student is complicated. At the end of the semester you feel a surge of relief that you’re done with all the work and finally have a bit of freedom.  What should you do with it, though?  There are many options, from going home to getting a job in your university town, but when you think about it, this is the time you should really be exploring the world.  Who knows [...]


How to claim your tax back when you study abroad


Many Canadian students who are going abroad to study also intend to work there to cover living costs, tuition fees, trips etc. Wherever you are working in the world, the bad news is you will have to pay tax! The good news is that you can claim a lot of this money back! GoStudy has teamed up with – a leader in international tax refund and tax filing solutions. will make an often very complex process [...]


Science and Scenery of Switzerland – by Stephanie Sykora

Swiss Alps at Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

There is more to Switzerland than chocolate and pocket knives, and though it may be infamously neutral in conflicts, it is anything but neutral for an amazing travel or educational destination. I recently visited this land of the Swiss and to sum up the trip, it was science and scenery galore! Below are some highlights of my east-to-west trip in Switzerland to inspire travellers, students, and scientists-alike. Science: ETH Zurich Consistently in the top 5 [...]


The Hawaii of Europe (and no, it’s not Greece) – by Stephanie Sykora

Stephanie Sykora Bio Picture

Whether you’re studying in Europe, taking a gap year, or just travelling, there is a destination that seems to be rather unknown to us North Americans. When we think of sun, Mediterranean beaches and islands, and stunning architecture the thoughts usually go to Greece or Italy. But the country of Croatia is gaining in popularity and has all these factors and more! I this past September my sister and I went traveling and decided to [...]


Win a Volunteer Trip to Peru or Guatemala!

Developing World Connections Volunteer Trip

Enter our facebook contest to win a volunteer trip to Peru or Guatemala, offered by Developing World Connections.  The prize is valued at $2000 and includes all in-country expenses, accommodation, food etc. To enter is easy … Tell us why YOU deserve this trip! 3 easy steps to enter this contest: – Make sure you’ve LIKED our facebook page – Write in the Comments box why YOU should win this prize … – Get your [...]