Looking at studying abroad? Here’s why you should think about Canada
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Looking at studying abroad? Here’s why you should think about Canada

Looking at studying abroad? Here’s why you should think about Canada

“Canada is more than its hulking-mountain, craggy-coast good looks: it also cooks extraordinary meals, rocks cool culture and unfurls wild, moose-spotting road trips.” Lonely Planet

The brain-boosting benefits of overseas study is something that’s long been touted.

From priming your social skills to refining your worldviews and even speeding up language acquisition, overseas study is an experience that shapes your whole sense of self.

But that’s not all; choosing to study at a university abroad is well-known to elevate prospects. Not only will your journey overseas introduce you to a whole new range of professional opportunities, but international students can expect to receive a starting salary up to 25 percent higher than their domestic peers.

That’s one amazing perk, right?

If this sounds good to you, maybe it’s time you gave some thought to studying in Canada. With its stunning natural beauty, world-class universities and friendly faces, many students are turning to Canada as their most desired global study destination.

The US has long held this leading position on the global stage, but given the current political climate, students are turning elsewhere, and Canada has proudly taken the reins.

Last year, the International Student Admissions Service (ISAS) polled 1,700 students between August and September, with 62 percent of respondents listing Canada as their first study choice. Rewind to a poll carried out in April and May 2017, and only 27 percent of respondents answered the same way.

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But what exactly is it that makes Canada so great, and why is it the best choice for you?

The Facts

  • The country boasts an excellent employment rate and great student visa options

One of the biggest factors likely to sway your decision for overseas study is the promise of finding meaningful employment after graduation. With a low unemployment rate of seven percent and an attractive cost of living, estimated to be 25 percent below that of the UK, your future in Canada is set to shine.

Working visas are open to adults under the age of 35 through the International Experience Canada program. Here, you can work at the same time as earning your world-class degree and continue to build your Canadian legacy long after you graduate.

Institutions like Trinity Western University (TWU) are known for producing globally employable graduates.

With tight-knit connections to industry, elite student facilities and a wealth of opportunities to pursue professional experiences, TWU sets students up for success. The institution’s reputation will help leave you sought-after by recruiters all over the globe.

  • Canada is a happy, multicultural community that values the international student

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Described as a defining aspect of Canadian identity, this nation nurtures an inherently international, vibrant population. It’s something that makes daily life here unlike any other, with diverse perspectives forming a rich cultural fabric of events, discussions and ideas.

TWU echoes the admirable values of its host country. The university holds a student body that’s 13 percent international, highlighting its commitment to being open and accessible to all.

“We affirm our nation’s diversity in communities and cultures,” the institution’s diversity statement explains. “…Because extending love to others is an essential mark of our faith, we denounce all expressions of hatred, harassment, denigration and mistreatment of others.”

  • Globally recognized degrees mean you can transfer credit anywhere around the world

A great advantage of studying in Canada is that your degree will be both acknowledged and respected on all corners of the globe. This means your hard work will be recognised by employers in every country and pretty much any industry.

At TWU, you’ll find everything you need:  top-ranked programs, dedicated professors and innovative course structures specifically designed to get you where you need to be.

The Misconceptions

  • It’s really cold…and dark

DON’T believe everything you see or hear! You better believe that Canada has a pretty awesome climate—and one that’s actually hard to match. From warm, flourishing summers to white and crisp winters, this nation’s natural landscapes come straight out of a fairy tale the entire year through.

TWU’s location in Vancouver, British Columbia, means students here enjoy one of the country’s finest climates. As a region rife with outdoor adventure and home to the world’s third-most liveable city, both Vancouver and Trinity Western are places you won’t want to leave.

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  • You must understand French

Though French is the native language of 7.2 million Canadians, most native speakers live in the province of Québec, and English is widely spoken and understood across this welcoming nation. This makes Canada an ideal choice for the prospective international student, eliminating any worries about a language barrier and ensuring you feel right at home.

  • Canada is big…

Actually, it’s HUGE!

Covering 3.8 million square miles, this is the world’s second-largest country after Russia. To put this into perspective, the UK would fit comfortably into Canada more than 40 times over – 40! Incredible…

This nation is so big, it’s surrounded by three oceans: the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Arctic, so there’s plenty of stunning coastline for you to explore. With so much to learn about and so much to discover, there’s never a dull moment as a student in Canada. And your journey begins with Trinity Western University.

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