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2015 BCSA Contest Winner


Study and Go Abroad recently sponsored the BC Study Abroad Consortium’s 2015 Photo Contest. Students were asked to send in stories, photos and albums from their travels and study abroad experiences. To give you some background on BC Study Abroad – BCSA is a consortium which helps make short-term study abroad more accessible, affordable and enjoyable for students from BC post-secondary institutions. The BCSA contest is hosted annually, so remember to check back again next […]


Study Optometry in the UK – Dr Hannah Bartlett, Aston University, UK.


What is an optometrist? Optometrists are primary health care specialists trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular diseases or abnormality and problems with general health. A detailed examination of the eye can reveal conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.  Optometrists make a health assessment, offer clinical advice and when necessary prescribe spectacles or contact lenses. In addition, optometrists can dispense, fit and supply spectacles or contact lenses. Where can […]


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


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 […]


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


  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 […]


Study in Germany and live the German dream


Situated right in the heart of Europe, Germany has undergone a bumpy road throughout the course of history to become a leading economic and political force in the World. Persistency and perspective work ethics in addition to the good will of the German nation made Germany blossom again after an exuberating downfall in the Second World War. Reminiscent of such an era persist to this day, in every corner of the country remembering the deeds […]


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


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 […]