STUDY IN CANADA
Studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for a college student. By studying abroad, students have the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and take in the allure and culture of a new land.
WHY TO STUDY IN CANADA?
Canada is a study and learning destination that is preferred by students from the world over. There is a high demand for study in Canada because of the quality and value of the education. There is a growth in the number of students traveling each year to Canada and one of the main reasons for that is the wide range of options in education that a student gets in the country.
The quality of the education in Canada is of the highest quality and that is why it becomes the first choice for students to study abroad in Canada. When something as important as education is at stake, it is important to choose wisely and go for the alternative that will add the highest value to the career path of the student.
A proof of education that holds value the world over makes Canada a lucrative option for study for those who know the importance of quality education.
Canada is a friendly and a wonderful place and very welcoming, regardless of where you choose to stay in Canada. Indian born students represent one of the biggest ethnic group in the Canada. Canada provides a multitude of living options to suit every taste and budget.
In the first year it is recommended that the students opt for on-campus accommodation or accommodation that is provided by the University or college.
Among the benefits of the accommodation on campus are that it is close to the University/Institution; it provides safe and secure environment; gives you an opportunity to get to know fellow students.
You can choose from traditional student residences that include meals and ensuite bathrooms or dormitory style rooms with common bath rooms. Colleges and universities also offer self-catering halls of residences or apartment blocks, these are generally less expensive compared to the services residences as they do not include food costs. Typical costs can vary from C$ 4,000 – C$ 8,500 for a year.
One of the other options is ‘homestays’ living with a Canadian family can help the students to understand the life in Canada much easily and it can provide a reference point for the students to get an understanding of life in Canada. Costs for homestays can vary between C$500 – C$900 a month. Some agencies may also charge a finders fee (generally C$150 – C$350) for finding a suitable homestay option.
Renting an apartment in Canada can cost anywhere from C$500 – C$1500 (not including the deposit). You would need to check if the rent includes utility bills and if there are any additional charges.
Living in Canada
Canada is a vast country with a variety of tourist destinations. Wherever you choose to study in Canada, you will discover a multitude of cultural, leisure, and other activities year-round. You can enjoy the many museums, seasonal festivals, and exciting nightlife that each province and territory has to offer. Canada also has a beautiful countryside which means that most outdoor recreational activities are very popular here, whether it be skiing, cycling, hiking, camping, sightseeing, or even ice sailing.
Canadians place a high value on their natural environment. Currently there are 39 national parks and national park reserves in Canada, located in every province and territory. This is in addition to the designated areas as provincial parks, wilderness areas, ecological and nature reserves in each territory. Students who come to Canada will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world.
Canada has several climatic variations. You can find permanently frozen ice caps in the North, while the British Columbia enjoys lush green landscapes. Depending on which part of the country you find yourself in it would be advisable to carry warm clothing.
Canada also offers a multitude of studying options to suit every budget. Tuition fees on a Bachelor program can vary from C$8,000 – C$ 12,000. Public transport is also a viable option. Depending on location and your choices you will need approx C$21,000 to cover the expenses (including the tuition and living expenses).
You will need to budget extra for your air fare to Canada and also for any tourist breaks in North America.