Studying in the UK - Is it safe?

Posted by Frederick Lai

Oct 21, 2014 4:19:00 PM

 

The summer of 2014 has not been kind to the reputation of the private education sector in the United Kingdom. In June, PIE News reported that Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said that in findings at ETS test centres, more than 29,000 TOEIC test scores were invalid and more than 19,000 questionable results were still under review. Since then, this number has grown. 

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Study and Work in Canada: Susan's journey

Posted by Susan Araya

Sep 29, 2014 1:12:00 PM

Name: Susan Araya 

Country: Chile

I came to Canada in 2008 thanks to a scholarship given by the Chilean Government. At that time I had a very basic English Level so I had to spent one year in ESL classes (English as a Second Language). As soon as I arrived to Canada I met my boyfriend David, he is from Kenya and came to Canada to attain a Diploma in Human Services. I never thought about staying in Canada but after I met him I didn’t wanted to leave.

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Topics: Canada, immigration to canada, study and work in canada

Where can I meet Canadians?

Posted by Frederick Lai

Sep 24, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Often times, when visitors imagine a natural Canadian citizen, they often think of someone like Ryan Gosling or Rachel McAdams (two very famous Canadian celebrities).

But here's a tip. Like myself, many Canadians - especially in urban cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver - don't look like them. Who actually does, right!? Over several generations of immigration, the face of a Canadian is changing rapidly. I liken it to a country like Brazil, where the identity of a Brazilian is not defined by one "face" but a cultural attitude and energy.

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Topics: Canada, Tips

The one thing to know if you are planning to Study and Work in Canada

Posted by Susan Araya

Sep 22, 2014 4:34:00 PM

There is no doubt that studying and working in a foreign country can help you grow personally and professionally, however, moving to a different country is not an option for everyone. Moving is not easy and certainly not cheap, especially for a country like Canada, that is internationally recognized for its high standard of living and high quality of education.

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Topics: study and work in canada

How studying abroad can improve your life and career

Posted by Susan Araya

Sep 15, 2014 3:30:00 PM

In a global world like the one we are currently living, studying abroad is one of the best moves that someone can make not only to be a better professional but to be a better person. There are several reasons why studying abroad can improve your life and career:

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Things To Do in Vancouver

Posted by Livio Capalbo

Sep 12, 2014 4:41:00 PM

I decided to create a simple district guide for those visitng Vancouver. See the map below to help you plan your trips.

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Topics: Vancouver

5 Pros (and Cons) of Studying Abroad with your Partner

Posted by Frederick Lai

Sep 8, 2014 11:27:48 AM

When traveling abroad to study in a foreign country, the hardest part is sometimes leaving your special loved one behind. But, for some couples, they take on the challenge together - for better or worse. It can be exciting but also daunting to plan, budget and ultimately travel together. But, for many people, the reward of having someone you love join you as you take on new experiences is worth it. Here now, are just a few pro's (advantages) and con's (disadvantages) to studying abroad with your partner.

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Topics: Curiosities

The easiest and fastest way to come to Canada (and stay)

Posted by Susan Araya

Sep 8, 2014 9:43:00 AM

There are at least 10 different ways to move to Canada and most of them are very fast; however, they are not very easy. You must meet certain requirements to qualify for categories such as investor, skilled worker, foreign worker or spousal sponsorship among others. The requirements for these categories are very specific and hard to meet, in most cases you have to be rich or you have to receive a job offer from a Canadian employer; but what if you don’t have a large amount of money to invest or haven't received a job offer or haven’t yet met your Canadian soul mate?

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Topics: Canada, immigration to canada, study and work in canada, diplomas,

Canadian English VS American English: Spelling

Posted by Frederick Lai

Aug 29, 2014 2:06:09 PM

After the colonization of the North American coast by the British Empire in the late 15th century, English quickly became the language of the new world. Today, it has evolved very distinctly between Canada and the USA, although sounding very similar to non-native speakers. In this article, we'll look at the differences in spelling - an important consideration when writing English for a Canadian or American audience.

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Topics: Canada, UK, English Tips

Where to Study English in Canada

Posted by Livio Capalbo

Aug 26, 2014 4:04:00 PM

Once again, Vancouver and Toronto were elected one of the best cities to live in the world, according to a new report from The Economist. The “liveability index” crunches 30 factors related to things like safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment in 140 cities. 

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Topics: Canada, Vancouver, Toronto, english school

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