Camping trip on Hornby Island, British Columbia. Picture taken by my good friend James.

Thinking of studying in Canada? Here are 8 things you need to know

If you live abroad and consider studying in Canada, this article is made for you !

1- Pick your school wisely

2- Take time out to explore

  • Camping on the beach
  • Take sailing lessons
  • Skiing in Whistler
  • Swimming in the Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Encounter with a bear (ok… this one was scary!)
  • Whale watching
  • Watching salmons migrations
  • Go to a provincial park in the fall months to see the tree color changing
  • Drive up and explore Gaspésie
  • Eat at a Vegan Sugar Shack
  • Visit New York City

3 — Consider joining clubs, applying for internships and co-op programs

4 — Plan your budget wisely

5 — Canadians are your friends

6 — Winter can be an “adjustment” for some of us

7 — For as long as you are a student, you will likely live with roommates

8— You are likely going to want to build your post-graduation life in Canada

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Ana Lévy

Mechanical engineer who wants to help the planet. Vegan & international, living in Montreal. Here are things that matter to me. Je suis française !