5 Common Challenges for International Students in The GTA (Greater Toronto Area)
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5 Common Challenges for International Students in The GTA (Greater Toronto Area)

Challenges + Helpful and Informative Guidance = You got this!  Culture Shock In truth, culture shock can happen anytime and anywhere. This means you are experiencing something new and different, and you may feel excited, uncomfortable, or even a bit nervous about it. New environments are never easy to adjust to at first. Here some…

Eggs for Easter? The hunt for Canadian Easter traditions.
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Eggs for Easter? The hunt for Canadian Easter traditions.

As the Spring-time holiday nears, Canada is awash with colourful eggs, chocolate bunnies and beautiful flowers, but where do these eggy traditions come from? Easter Eggs? Eggs have been a symbol of new life, fertility, and rebirth throughout many centuries and cultures. In relation to the Christian holiday of Easter, they represent the resurrection of…

Saint Patrick’s Day in Canada during Covid-19
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Saint Patrick’s Day in Canada during Covid-19

Wear green to avoid being pinched and enjoy the luck of the Irish! March 17th commemorates the death of the patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, and is a widely celebrated Irish cultural day in North America. Canadians of all background join in on this spring holiday, so here are some of the top way…

International Women’s Day
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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day invigorates equality between women and men. Women get stronger rights, and they partake in economic and political spheres. It is held every year with a different theme. For this year, 2021, the theme for the campaign is #ChooseToChallenge. It’s a call-to-action to choose to challenge and call out gender prejudice and disparity….

Explore Geography in Canada
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Explore Geography in Canada

The field of geography by nature is diverse – it includes two major branches, physical and human geography. They are quite different but both are focused on spatial diversity and changes. In Canada, many universities offer degree programs; these can lead to careers in areas such as consulting, cartography and regional/city planning. Why is Geography…

The History of the Famous Red Maple Leaf
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The History of the Famous Red Maple Leaf

While Canada’s flag is now easily recognized throughout the world, it did not emerge until the mid-1900s. The flag in fact is only a few decades old, while the country itself is over 100 years old. Leading up to the creation of the recognizable red maple leaf flag, there was much debate regarding tying the…

Canada Has One of The Longest Streets in The World
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Canada Has One of The Longest Streets in The World

Yonge street is located in Toronto, Ontario that is full of headquarters of corporations, shops, restaurants and clothing stores. Besides the entertainment this street has, it is 1896 km (1178 miles) in length starting from the Lake Shore in Toronto to Rainy River at the Ontario and Minnesota border. Yonge street has even been said…

Flavourful Chips based in Canada
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Flavourful Chips based in Canada

Potato. Doesn’t sound exciting right? Often referred to as bland, boring, cheap and mass produced – potatoes are often overlooked and under-appreciated.  However, for the same reasons, the humble potato is the all time most consumed vegetable all over the world because of its versatility. Potatoes can be fried, baked, boiled, mashed, whipped, hashed, curried…

9 Culture Shock That International Students Experience
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9 Culture Shock That International Students Experience

One thing that comes with immigrating to a completely different place is going through a culture shock, or perhaps, multiple culture-shocks. We have gathered a list of things that many international students have found either odd or amusing after they moved to Canada. Self Gas Pump If you came from Asia, it probably never occurred…