There are plenty of student accommodation options available in Canada. However, finding a good accommodation requires you to first narrow down your requirements in terms of budget, living style, proximity to university etc. This would help opt for the best accommodation at minimum expense. Read on to know about the various student accommodation options available in Canada:

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1) Dormitories- Dormitories are big rooms that can accommodate large number of people at a time. Dorms have several beds with communal bathrooms, lounge areas, and dining areas. Both on-campus and off-campus dormitory options are available.

2) Studio or shared apartments: Apartment is a good choice if you wish to enjoy off-campus living experience. You can rent an apartment in close proximity to your university. Depending upon your budget, you can opt for a studio apartment (with a single bedroom, kitchen and bathroom) or shared one with multiple rooms. …

Employability is one of the key factors that students take into account while selecting a University to pursue their higher education. Students especially the ones aspiring to study abroad look for universities that provide ample work opportunities after course completion so that the time and money invested does not go in vain. Below is the list of top 5 of 18 Canadian Universities that were listed in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018:

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1. University of Toronto

UoT has received the highest rank for Alumni Outcomes of any Canadian university and ranks 15th in the world. The consistency in the ranking of this Canadian University is the proof that it provides ample job opportunities to the students in their field of interest. …

Travelling abroad requires you to plan a lot of things right from packing stuff to booking your airlines and hotel. You also need to carry along the currency of the respective country to take care of the expenses that follow. But however well you plan the trip, there’s always a chance that you may need to exchange money while overseas. Though you can exchange money abroad at several places but certain options are better than the others. The best options are those which offer the lowest fees and highest levels of trust. Read on:

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Global ATM network

Check with your bank if it has a global network of ATMs. If so, you could simply use your debit card in international machines and withdraw foreign currency with ease. The transaction fee in this case varies from 3 to 8 percent for different banks. Some banks may charge no fee at all for the transaction. However, if the ATM is outside your bank’s global network then apart from the foreign transaction fees, you could end up paying surcharges to the bank and the ATM owner. …

The UK Unmarried Partner visa allows the unmarried partner to enter and settle in the UK on the basis of their relationship with a person who is present and ‘settled in the UK’. This visa option is open to both heterosexual and same sex relationships. In order to ensure that you are granted the unmarried partner visa without any hassle, you must be able to prove that your relationship is subsisting and has been in existence for 2 or more years.

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The following criteria must be satisfied in order to qualify for the UK Unmarried Partner visa:

· You and your sponsoring partner, both must be 18 years of age or above. …

Are you planning to apply for Canadian PR? Is low CRS score leading to problems in getting the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR? Herein, PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) could act as a savior for you. Over the years, PNP has appeared as the key pathway to apply and obtain Canadian permanent residency. Read on to find out more about the right Provincial Nominee program to apply Canada PR in 2018.

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There are some Provincial Nominee Programs which provide Canada PR even with low points requirement which makes the overall process easier. …

Citizens of a foreign country who wish to visit the United States for tourism or pleasure must first obtain the B2 Visitor Visa for their stay. However, before applying for the visa you must ensure to have all the desired documents in place for smooth processing of the visa application. Read on:

Mandatory documents required for US Visitor Visa (Tourist Visa)

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· Original passport with a six month validity beyond expected arrival date in USA.

· All old passports.

· One photograph (digital and hard copy) as per the specifications.

· DS160 US Visa application confirmation page stamped at the Visa Application Center (VAC). …

Bag is undoubtedly the most crucial tool to have carry-on travel success. So, the first thing that you must do is to double check the size requirements for bags on your airline. Since you are planning to carry just one bag, it’s important to make sure that it is sturdy, expandable and has wheels as well as lots of pockets.

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The next important thing is to maximize the space by organizing your clothes and other items in the bag properly. Consider rolling clothes as it helps save space and lets you pack more stuff. Further, travelling with just a carry-on bag is easy only if you know what to pack and what not to pack. …

Planning to pursue higher education in Canada? If yes, then you must know that there are certain entrance exams that you need to clear before you start applying to Canadian universities.

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Here we list out some of the entrance exams that you need to take for your higher education in Canada:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): TOEFL is basically a test conducted to check the English proficiency of an applicant. It measures applicants’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It is one of the important entrance exams for those who wish to pursue higher education in Canada and whose first language is not English. …
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UK is listed among the best places to study abroad, but securing a place at a university and a visa to go with it can sometimes be a confusing process. This blog post would acquaint you with the types of UK visas for international students. Read on:

· Tier 4 (General) student visa

This visa category is for students coming to the UK for post-16 education. A Tier 4 (General) student must be at least 16 years old.

  • Tier 4 (Child) student visa

Children between 4 and 17 years of age can visit UK for their education by applying for Tier 4 (Child) student visa. …

UK is one of the best countries to consider for higher education. Be it the level of education or standard of living; UK is sure to impress you. If you plan to study in UK then you are required to fulfill certain eligibility criteria as mentioned below:

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· Your age should be 16 years or above.

· You should be offered a place on a course. To prove this, you need to enter on your visa application the reference number provided by your education provider

· You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. In order to prove your knowledge of English language; you need to pass Secure English language test (SELT). …

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