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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 […]

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 […]

Oct
30
2014

Top Ten China Treks: From Everest to the Gobi Desert and a week on the Great Wall (Part 2) – by Asmita Sarkar

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Accessible trek: If you are short on time and looking for an amazing trek near one of China’s major airports, try one of these sites.  Many of these do not require a guide or extensive mountaineering training.  Learning Mandarin (basic and conversational) before undertaking these treks is always a good idea. Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking (near Kunming, home to China’s fourth largest airport): 2-3 days This route, unparallel in beauty, is an UNESCO world heritage […]

Oct
14
2014

Top Ten China Treks: From Everest to the Gobi Desert and a week on the Great Wall (Part 1) – by Asmita Sarkar

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China is vast and when it comes to culture, climate and geography the diversity is astounding. When you look for hiking destinations in China, expect to find many, each with its challenges, and breathtaking scenic beauty. Here are five that we consider in the Top 10 – keep checking back for our next post for the other five.  Tibet and Yunnan both take up three of the ten spots on this list.  While all of Tibet’s treks […]

Aug
9
2014

Back to school basics – tips for flying back to campus from CATSA

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September is right around the corner and that means university and college students are heading back to school. But before hitting the books, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has a few tips for those flying back to campus to make sure students get a passing grade at the airport. Travelling with electronics You and your electronics will pass through security quickly if you take your laptop out of its case and put it […]

Jul
15
2014

Not Ready to Start a Career? What About an Adventure Abroad? – by Kate Neff

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The academic year has recently ended, and with it, another graduation season. For you, now post-graduate, you have your diploma in hand, the years of your educational trek behind you, and the world is yours to conquer…if only you could just figure out how. Indeed, there are few questions in a young person’s life more panic inducing than: “what will you do now?” Today’s headlines and social media all seem to scream the same thing: […]

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