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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, […]


My experiences volunteering as a teacher in Ghana – Solvai

“From the day we arrive on the planet, and blinking step into the sun, there’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done… It’s the ciiiirlce of liiiife. And it moves us aaaallll…” I remember singing quietly along to my MP3 as the Boeing 767 dipped through the clouds and the orange-yellow ground came into view. Africa. I was absolutely terrified, fantastically excited, and completely overwhelmed. As […]


Volunteering in Peru – a life-changing experience …

“Volunteering will change you in ways you never thought possible”, says Frank Hiebert, who has recently returned from a volunteering trip in Peru, organized by Developing World Connections.  Frank was part of a group of eight, ranging in age from mid 20s to over 60, based in Lima to carry out volunteer work on construction projects in the nearby slum areas. Frank’s accommodation was in a hostel-type hotel in Lima, and every day the group […]


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 […]


Win a Volunteer Trip to Peru or Guatemala!

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 […]


Grade 9 student from Ontario, HARNOOR GILL receives prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to his community

Harnoor Gill, student at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School in Georgetown, Ontario, proves that you are never too young to make a difference.  Harnoor was presented today with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to his community.  For the past ten years, he has volunteered with various local charities, and recently founded the Peace Welcome Club with a mission to ‘heal the community and to uplift migrant youth’ by encouraging them […]


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