Bridging International Education

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Thinking of studying in Canada? Canada is a huge country with friendly people, lots of space for outdoor activities in all seasons and some great cities with loads of different activities to enjoy!  The Canadian school system is pretty similar to the US school system, although there are some differences. There are in fact many similarities between the Canadian educational system and the British school system which may account for the differences from US high schools. Canadian schools follow a provincial curriculum and students often take unique provincial exams depending on the...
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Monday, July 1st is Canada Day, one of the biggest national holidays in Canada. This holiday has been observed since 1867 when the British North American Act was signed, officially creating the country of Canada. Canada initially had only four provinces. New Brunswick, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Quebec. Although it was originally named Dominion Day, the celebration was changed to Canada Day in 1982 and in French is known as Fête du Canada. History of Canada and Canada Day [video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz440EuFK8Q] This video explains the history and origins of the country of...
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Those whose first language is not English take the TOEFL a for admittance to a university in an English-speaking country or environment. The TOEFL, or Test Of English as a Foreign Language is an internationally recognized exam that demonstrates one's English language proficiency. The test is long and students often spend months studying for it. TOEFL Sections Because the TOEFL is used to determine if a student's English proficiency is high enough to attend a university in an English-speaking country, the test taker need focus on only one subject, English. The English test is...
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How do you get admitted to a top college or university in the US? College application essays, GPA, Honors and AP courses, TOEFL, SAT, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities, early decision, ranking, majors, best programs, faculty-student ratio, location, and student-college “fit” – there’s so much to think about when applying to US colleges, and it can be more than a little intimidating, especially for international students.  To help answer some of those questions swirling around your brain, we interviewed a series of successful international students who are graduating...
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I’m a high school student from China and I’m now in the US at an American high school. I have an ESL class each day and the rest of my classes are all the usual subjects that every student takes. There are dozens of other international students at my school here, and lots of them are from China. I didn’t know any of them until I arrived here, but we now hang out together a lot at school. So, that’s kind of the problem. My Chinese friends here always want to speak Mandarin because it’s of course fast and natural for us. Plus, other kids here and teachers don’t know what we’re saying. At...
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The benefits of studying abroad go beyond what takes place in the classroom. What goes on in the classroom, however, is important. The United States and Canada have become premier destinations for study abroad students because both countries offer some of the world’s best educational institutions along with opportunities outside of the classroom for personal and social development. But which of the two countries should you choose for your student’s study abroad? The US. or Canada? Study Abroad in the US and Canada Regardless of which of the two countries you choose, you'll have no...
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