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First week on Co-op placement at Steve Nash Fitness World

First week on Co-op placement at Steve Nash Fitness World

One of the best decisions I have made since starting my study abroad experience in Canada was to join the fitness industry. When my co-op coordinator asked me what industry I wanted to go into, I said I wanted to be in a creative and interactive workplace and that’s the very reason why I decided

managing finances as an international student

Managing your finances as an international student

As international students, it can be hard to plan a budget for your first few weeks in a new country – there will be many one-off expenses, social events, activities and societies to join, and things you’ll want to buy for your new home. It’s not easy to know what to expect, and how to

preparing for your study abroad - MIchelle

How to prepare for your study abroad

When you are travelling alone for the first time, is important to make sure you will have everything you need in the new country you are heading to, especially when you are an international student.   Check public transit maps online and how it works There is nothing more frustrating than visiting a country where

Julia - spending Christmas in Canada

Christmas in Canada

Hey guys!   That’s my second time spending Christmas in Canada and it seems like we will be wearing bikinis and sunglasses on Dec 25th because you can’t even consider it winter with this weather (thank god though).  Unfortunately, It was really hard to me to be with my family this Holidays since I work in the

consumer rights in Canada

Consumer Rights in Canada

Here in Toronto, we are fortunate to be able to return products after purchasing them without any problems. Many people get confused about consumer rights and how the return process works in Canada. With this in mind, I decided to write a post with information and links about these rights, more specifically, how they apply

The Basic Cost of a Trip to Canada

One of the questions I’m asked again and again on my blog is the cost of a trip to Toronto. This is one of the hardest questions to answer because each person has his/her own vacation style and spends money accordingly. For example, there are people who travel only if they will stay in a

8 steps to overcome homesickness

One of the biggest challenges I have had to overcome so far is homesickness. I used to think that feeling homesick was awful but honestly, it has been one of the things that have made me better now. It has led me to a better experience abroad. Here are 8 different ways I have found

My first business trip.

In my previous post, I wrote about the second part of my program, my internship. I would now like to share with you a bit more of my routine in the office. Since starting my internship a month ago, I have been working on several projects with different clients and departments. I’ve been observing my

Sunset at English Bay

7 things to do for free in Vancouver

Most students are on a budget so I’d like to share a few free activities to do in Vancouver that won’t break your bank. 1. Swim at Deep Cove One of the most beautiful places I have been to in Vancouver is Deep Cove. It’s situated in North Vancouver, not too far from downtown. Don’t

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