Studying abroad from Canada

When you relocate to Quebec, you may find your children that have graduated high school are interested in studying abroad from Canada, specifically in the United States. There are many reasons to pursue this opportunity, the most common being that desired courses of study may not be offered in English in Quebec. The process of applying to universities requires a fair amount of time, and there are some important things to understand. We at are here to help!

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Applying to Universities

The first step is deciding on the university or universities that you want to attend for studying abroad from Canada, and filling out their application materials. You will find the instructions for applying on their websites in the “future students” or “application”  sections. The application fee is usually about $80 per submission. If you are applying for a fine arts program, you will probably be required to submit a portfolio of your work. Sometimes universities require an interview.

When you are accepted into a program, the work has only just begun. You will be asked by the school to provide proof of your ability to pay for the total cost of studying at the university, medical records indicating that you have all the required vaccinations, and you’ll also be asked to provide an acceptance payment, which holds your place at the university.

Applying for an American F1 Student Visa

When thinking of studying outside of Canada, it is important to plan well in advance. After you are accepted one of the most important steps is applying for your student visa to study in the U.S. This process involves filling out an application, getting photos taken, going for an interview at the U.S. consulate, and paying the required fees. To learn more, or apply, click here.

Tuition and Cost

Studying in the U.S. as an international student is quite costly, and there are very few scholarships offered to international students. Private universities are more likely to have scholarships for international students. But here is the real news, take a deep breath: per year, you are looking at about from $50,000 to $80,000 for studying, living, health insurance and books. Tuition does vary by school, and you can find the estimated cost on the university’s website under the tuition tab.


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About Jerry

Before my family and I relocated to Canada where I received a teaching opportunity at one of the country’s renowned universities, my wife and kids were naturally full of questions. What would the schools be like? How does healthcare work? Is Canadian French very different than European French? What about Canadian English verses European English? How cold are those frigid northern winters we’ve heard so much about? The only way to fully understand a new city or country is to experience it first-hand. My family and I decided to embrace our relocation as an adventure. Years after the move, we still consider “The Great White North” our home, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with our quality of life here. // Avant que ma famille et moi-même soyons relocalisés au Canada parce que j’ai eu l’opportunité d’aller enseigner dans l’une des universités assez réputée du pays, ma femme et mes enfants avaient naturellement beaucoup de questions. A quoi ressemblent les écoles ? Comment fonctionne le système de santé ? Le français canadien est-il vraiment différent de celui parlé en France ? L’anglais canadien est-il vraiment différent de celui parlé en Europe? Est-ce que les hivers sont vraiment très rigoureux? La meilleure façon de comprendre entièrement une nouvelle ville et un pays est d’en faire personnellement l’expérience. Ma famille et moi avons décidé de voir la relocalisation comme une aventure. Quelques années plus tard, nous considérons “Le Grand Nord Blanc” comme notre maison et nous ne pourrions pas être plus satisfaits.