"Have you visited the school?" is a common question asked by those seeking college/university counselling and placement support. Being able to answer this question positively helps to assure a student and/or parent as well as to instill confidence in the advice provided.
It is not possible to see every school in the world but as an advisor, it is important to have a high degree of familiarity with colleges and universities. What is also important, is having some familiarity with the country of interest, its education system, people, culture and customs to ensure advising is comprehensive and holistic.
Every year, I embark on my annual pilgrimage across different countries to visit and assess various institutions. Canada is one of the leading study destinations of choice among my students, therefore it is one of the countries high on our travel agenda. Here is a brief review of two of different institutions visited earlier this year during a trip across Canada.
Brescia University College -
Location: London, Ontario, Canada ( About an 3hr drive from Pearson Int'l)
Size: Small Campus, Easy to navigate and learn
Signature Program(s): Food and Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics
My 3 shares:
Students have the opportunity to transfer into programs at the University of Western Ontario or can take courses at Western while studying at Brescia
Marine Institute - Memorial University
Location: St. John's Newfoundland, Canada (2hr 40min Flight from Toronto)
Size Small Campus, Located in a residential area
Signature Program(s): Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Ocean Technology
My 3 shares:
Lead advisor at The Student Centre, who is dedicated to making CAREER SENSE out of higher education.
College Recruiting Consultant at Carib Athletes, who is dedicated to guiding Caribbean Athletes to college/university sport programs to fulfil their dreams through competitive sport and education.
Dr. Elizabeth Adey
I am passionate about education and the opportunities I believe it creates for people and the wider society. Education opens doors and facilitates change.
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