UBC's Vantage College: Canadian students need not be so angry

Author: Justin McGregor

UBC’s decision to build a school exclusively for international students was met with strong opposition from students and associations on campus.

Criticism of the college seems to be based on two grounds. 1,246 more words


International Student Investment and the Case of Vantage College

Tracy Wang

The University of British Columbia (UBC) recently began construction on Vantage College, the home for its unique Vantage One program. The 11 month-long program is designed for international students who are academically qualified, but fail to meet the university’s minimum English language requirements. 1,066 more words

Public Policy

Be good and receive freebies!

I have been a student for a few years now as well as an employee at various workplaces. As an international student it has been hard to engage with the home students and the UK citizens ( I love them though, they have very strange humour). 308 more words

Applying for a PhD @ Edinburgh - Funding - Frequently Asked Questions

On the 5th and 10th of November 2014 the IAD hosted an on-campus and an online panel discussions for Taught Masters students.  This gave taught masters students the opportunity to ask staff questions about the PhD application process at the University of Edinburgh. 482 more words

Studying At Edinburgh

Why the students want to study in USA?

Since the 80´s, an increasing number of Spanish athletes have gone through the American university system.  In my days, in the late 90´s, just a few tennis players (around 15) were in the U.S., although from time to time we read some news about other Spanish athletes that had also chosen the American system. 1,255 more words


“But your English is so good!” and other things you shouldn’t say to an international student


“When I tell people that I am an international student from Mexico I often receive skeptical looks. People will often say ‘But you look too white to be Mexican,’ or ‘but you speak English so well’. 557 more words