Study in Canada curious? CUAC’s Ms. Linda Te speaks to Brazil’s inter.study

Study in Canada curious? CUAC’s Ms. Linda Te speaks to Brazil’s inter.study

Study in Canada tips, Why CUAC ?
When we first launched our service in 1997 one of the big factors motivating us was how difficult and complicated it was to get accurate information. Since then along with opening offices worldwide, we have given media interviews from Brunei to Dhaka to Abidjan to Lima. In our latest media interview, Ms. Linda Te, our Marketing Director answers questions from Brazilian-based international student website inter.study. Listen to it here:https://www.inter.study/podcast-study-in-canada/embed/#?secret=GGCTMSjKzY https://www.inter.study/podcast-study-in-canada/ Dani Zaretsky CUAC Global - Founder / Director
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January 2021 Semester – international student update

January 2021 Semester – international student update

Canada study visa, Study in Canada tips
September 21, 2020. Public Canadian universities, colleges and polytechnics usually have their main arrival of students in the first week of every September. The second most important arrival period for students is at the beginning of every January after the Christmas and New Year’s break. This year of course is unlike any other. While most institutions did not offer in-person classes for the September 2020 intake, at this point it seems that more institutions are planning a “hybrid” intake for January 2021. What does “hybrid” mean. The objective is to combine on-line learning along with learning in classes or laboratories or other field work. The idea recognizes the importance of direct in-person learning while giving institutions the flexibility to adjust to realities around the pandemic. In this way, institutions can…
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Studying in Canada: Starting by distance ? !

Studying in Canada: Starting by distance ? !

For Parents, Study in Canada tips
The pandemic has been a shock to families worldwide – sometimes economic, and sometimes, to health. We at CUAC have received communications from hundreds of students around the world whom we were helping to come to Canada this September, 2020. Of the further shocks they have experienced is how to cope with the frustration and disappointment of not being able to begin studies in classrooms. As difficult as this is, patience will be rewarded. First, Canada has been remarkably successful in taming the worst impacts of the pandemic. While we know things can flare up, Canada has now demonstrated a collective will to do whatever it takes to keep things in control. Our universities and colleges have also worked together to implement prudent and cautious policies and these have included…
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Study in Canada Guide – View from CUAC Hanoi

Study in Canada Guide – View from CUAC Hanoi

Study in Canada tips
I love my work as an education counsellor to students here in Hanoi, where I am based. The decision to study abroad is a big one. I focus especially on the teen:  the person who will venture to the other side of the world, to study in a new culture, a new education system, and in a new language. For them, this takes guts, planning, and a whole lot of comfort with the unknown. It also demands a big adjustment for the family; the support and guidance system to that teen. Families fund this educational endeavour with hard-earned savings, sending their beloved child to the other side of the world, trusting that they will be ok, that they will grow, learn, and develop as a person, and as a global…
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How to choose a Canadian university – the money part.

How to choose a Canadian university – the money part.

For Parents, Study in Canada tips
So you are just exploring the idea of studying in Canada? This is a series intended to guide students and their supporting family members in how to make the most prudent, personally suitable choices. In this instalment, we explore the role of money in making the choice. Canada has an economic and social structure different from most countries in the world. For example, 100% of Canadians and permanent residents have the same access to doctors and hospitals – comparable quality and free of cost for almost everything imaginable. This is all paid for by the taxes of working people Canada’s university structure is similar. Just as Canada’s 10 Provinces and 3 Territories, organize health care, they also organize and license universities. Almost 100% of Canadians study at a university that…
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When can I come to Study in Canada ?

When can I come to Study in Canada ?

Canada study visa, Study in Canada tips
We know it is causing a lot of frustration and anxiety for students hoping to be travelling to study in Canada. Now it’s already July and much remains unclear. The good news is Canada is now doing amazing well in terms of controlling the corona virus. In almost all of Canada’s university and college cities, we have no cases or almost no cases. Even in our two biggest cities, Toronto and Montreal which had the biggest challenges, the virus has reduced tremendously. Mostly, Canadians are quite law-abiding and respectful of each other and this has meant high respect for social distancing, hygiene and the basic measures used to reduce risks. As a result of our cautiousness, almost all universities and colleges have announced they will not offer most or even…
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Study in Canada – When can I come to Canada ? !

Study in Canada – When can I come to Canada ? !

Canada study visa, Study in Canada tips
Today is June 25, 2020 and the news for international students planning to study in Canada is good – if you are patient! First, the main news is that Canada has mostly gotten through the difficult first wave of corona virus transmission. The last two big cities to struggle were Montreal and Toronto. Life is not “back to normal” – people are still behaving cautiously, mostly wearing masks and keeping social distance. But restaurants are now serving food on patios – something Canadians especially love when we have our long, warm summers. Because Canada’s economy is highly modern, a very high percentage of employment can be completed at a distance and this is continuing. However, for those forms of employment that require attendance at offices, research centres, and so on,…
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Pursing a Master’s Degree in Canada – a student’s experience during the pandemic

Pursing a Master’s Degree in Canada – a student’s experience during the pandemic

Study in Canada tips, visitor's post
Hello fellow student/future aspirants, I am currently pursuing MFin at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. If you’ve heard the phrase “Canadians have chronic need to apologize all the time”, then in my experience I would add ‘being friendliest people, welcoming, polite, and always ready to support you’ to the stereotypes. Due to my fast paced and intensive course, working part-time is not advisable, so amidst this pandemic having the option to opt for Financial Aid really made a difference. Also in order to ensure students have proper nutrition, food bank gift cards have been provided to students. The teaching and administrative staff were up and running virtually within 7 days of full lock-down was announced. Doesn’t this show the structured coordination between university and provincial government? Well let’s just say ‘if…
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More Canadian universities going remotely in Sep. 2020

More Canadian universities going remotely in Sep. 2020

Study in Canada tips
Here’s a list of Canadian universities that confirmed the classes are going wholly or partially through online in September 2020. There will be more updates from other universities very soon. No matter it’s online or in-person, there will be a proper way to start your study in the coming fall as well as keep healthy. McGill University UBC Memorial University of Newfoundland Concordia University University of Alberta Simon Fraser University Most classes will continue to be delivered through remote methods. University of Ottawa This week University of Ottawa announced that all fall courses, with some exceptions, will include a distance-learning option to enable students to continue their studies during the pandemic. University of Victoria “We are committed to offering students options for staying on track, graduating on time, and meeting…
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Canadian Universities Respond to COVID-19 (a student perspective)

Canadian Universities Respond to COVID-19 (a student perspective)

Study in Canada tips, visitor's post
Prachi Gaba is a third-year student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia The global pandemic has changed the way Canadian universities are offering courses for the current semester, with most universities offering online courses to maintain social distancing and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While the world is on a lockdown, universities are doing their best to continue providing support to their students.   The online classes usually consist of video conference with the professor, online access to notes and PowerPoints, and online assignments and quizzes. These online classes are not necessarily difficult to navigate and have been a learning experience for a lot of students as well as professors who are trying them for the first time. Many universities have also eased up on the grading system in midst of the pandemic. From my personal…
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