jueves, 28 de abril de 2016
The United States may be the most popular destination for international students in the world, but what about its Northern neighbour? Evidence suggests Canada is an increasingly attractive option for students from all over the world. In this blog post, we compare the two major North American university destinations, the United States and Canada, to see how they fare when placed head-to-head.
Canada and International Students
International students in Canada will find loads of good company. Canada is the seventh most popular destination for international students, with approximately sixty percent of its overseas students coming from China, India, Korea, Saudi Arabia and France. The Canadian government also launched a plan as of January 2014 to double its population of international students by 2022; while countries like the UK and the UK are ambivalent about internationals, then, it’s quite clear that Canada is embracing them!
Career Prospects For All Students
In Canada, international students are allowed to work part-time through a study permit and full time during their holidays. They can also apply for a work permit to stay in Canada for three years after graduation. In the U.S., international students are able to work part-time on the campus of their university, and are issued a visa that is valid up until sixty days after graduation. The U.S. is considerably more restrictive when it comes to employment options for international students, so it’s important for students to consider how important working during university, and staying after graduation, is for them, when they choose where to apply.
The cost of studying in Canada is, on average, quite a bit cheaper than the cost of studying in the U.S. While a Canadian undergraduate education will typically cost you about $15,000 to $18,300 per year, studying in the U.S. is, on average, $36,564. If cost is a factor, then, it might be wise to consider Canada.
The Applications Process
Another major difference between Canada and the U.S. is that Canadian universities typically do not use the Common Application, the system used by many U.S. universities, or any general application system for that matter. Students applying to university in Canada will typically apply to the individual university, rather than using a generic form. For this reason, it’s particularly important for advisors to be aware of the individual deadlines and requirements of different universities, as they tend to vary more than those of U.S. universities.
Finding Your Best-Fit Location
Deciding which -- and how many -- universities is a considerable task, which is made even more difficult when multiple destinations are involved. As Robert Waite recently argued eloquently in The Huffington Post, the best answer to whether or not a student should apply to universities in a particular location is probably it depends. However, if armed with the right information and tools, we will all be more likely to make the best decisions for our students.
Topics: Studying in the U.S., International Education, University Admissions, US university application, Common App preparation, applying to university in the u.s., American universities, head to head, Canada, USA
Written by Bridge-U
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We nurture both sides of the brain
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence.
Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. Students develop rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides. We view community involvement as crucial to developing intelligent, well-rounded members of society.
Campus to career path
More than 85 per cent of recent university graduates report working at jobs requiring skills they acquired at university.
Three years after graduation, the employment rate for university graduates is 91 per cent, and the median bachelor degree holder earns 33 per cent more than the median college graduate.
At Brock, our cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs offer multi-faceted degrees that help students build careers and get jobs.
Brock's rigorous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs include experiential learning opportunities and one of Canada’s largest co-op programs.
Through much of the past 15 years, Brock has been one of Ontario's fastest-growing universities, both in students and modern infrastructure.
More than $300 million in construction has been committed or commissioned to expand the campus. In recent years we've constructed:
- the $120-million Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, a state-of-the-art facility where students and professors explore new frontiers in green science and health & wellness
- in downtown St. Catharines, the spectacular new home of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
- new student residence spaces
- the Jack and Nora Walker Canadian Centre for Lifespan Development Research, a facility unique in Canada
- a new International Centre
Situated in the heart of Ontario's Niagara region, just 60 minutes from Toronto, Brock's campus has a beautiful natural setting along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
We have the numbers to back it up
Consider the following:
- When students from across our seven faculties gave their ratings to the Globe and Mail Canadian University Report, Brock was one of Canada’s top medium-size institutions in terms of quality of education, quality of teaching and most satisfied students.
- With more than 18,000 students and nearly 600 faculty, we’re small enough to be intimate, big enough to be world-class and in demand among international students.
Brock provides opportunities for social and academic growth that don’t exist at larger universities, like access to professors. Our emphasis on moderate class sizes in seminar settings makes more students full participants in the learning experience.
Brock University is a special place that’s worth a visit.