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Another Record Year for Canadian International Education

As of December 31, 2018 there were 572,415 international students in Canada. This number from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)* represents a 16 increase over 2017 in which international student numbers grew by 20%. The total number of post-secondary international students in Canada as of December 31, 2018 was 435,415, a 17% jump over 2017 (370,975).

-- Resource from CBIE --

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Financial Management Tips For International Students

We have all experienced that sinking feeling you get when you realise that you have managed to spend rather more money than you anticipated, leaving you extremely short of cash and worried about making it last. It is therefore worth thinking about how you can avoid putting yourself in that situation. Being an international student overseas is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming if you aren’t in control of your finances.

--Resource from StudyLondon--

How to Survive Culture Shock

After the initial excitement of being in a new place and discovering a new culture, some people start to have mixed feelings about having left their comfort zone. When it hits, it’s easy to feel homesick or unsure of your surroundings, but with the right thinking it’s possible to overcome this shock and focus on the benefits of studying abroad. Well you are not alone, If you’re worried about making the move, read the top tips for a rewarding study abroad experience.

--Resource from QS TOPUNIVERSITIES--

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What makes international students happy?

Research shows the answer depends in part

on country of origin

In 2018, the top five elements that most frequently appeared in the highest correlations with international student happiness were “making good contacts for the future” (Good contacts), “learning that will help me to get a good job” (Employability),

“the organisation and smooth running of the course” (Course organisation), “the social facilities” (Social facilities), and “the design and quality of the campus buildings” (Campus buildings).

--Resource from ICEF Monitor --