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A guide to health insurance for international students in Canada

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:43

How does health insurance work in Canada for international students?

The public healthcare system in Canada (Medicare) is funded by taxes, meaning that all Canadian citizens and permanent residents pay towards the system and have access to it when they need medical aid. As international students do not pay taxes (or pay only partial taxes if working part time), they do not have access to this service and must have private healthcare to access the system.

The best phone apps for students

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 11/25/2022 - 15:42

Whether you need help taking notes, making schedules or relaxing after a long week at university, students might find these apps make things a lot easier.

1. Any.do

Use to: get the job done

Moving to university, new schedules, classes and social events can make it hard to keep track of everything you need to do. To-do lists are a fantastic way to break large tasks into smaller, easier to manage chunks.

Top phone apps for managing student finance

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 11/14/2022 - 12:08

One of the biggest issues that students face is getting to grips with their finances. It is well documented that financial pressures are affecting more students and that the rising cost of living is leaving many young people struggling to manage their money. 

Although this is only a small step, using a phone app can be a quick and easy way to save money. Here are some of the best apps for managing your finances, hunting down bargains and cutting down on waste. 

Easy budgeting tips for university

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 11/02/2022 - 15:08

When preparing to go to university, it’s important to think about how you’re going to fund your time there. There are several different budgeting techniques that can help your money go further and enable you to prioritise your spending on the things that are most important to you.

How do I create a budget at university?

At university, creating a budget is a great way of helping you manage your money. The aim of a budget is to help you balance your income and your expenses, typically on a monthly basis.

Finding a job: graduate advice

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 10:10

The transition from soon-to-be university graduate to full-time member of the world of work can be both a time to recognise your accomplishments as well as nerve-racking as you move into your career.

The world of work is changing rapidly, in part because of the pandemic, demographic changes and an increased use of technology. We have seen these changes apply to graduate recruitment processes both in North America and abroad.

A guide to student loans and funding for international students in Australia

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 10/27/2022 - 16:10

Australia is a popular study destination for international students. In fact, it is the third most popular destination after the US and the UK. Tuition fees and living costs can vary greatly across the country so it can be hard to know how to manage the big and little costs associated with studying abroad. 

This guide provides an overview of the costs that you need to consider and how to go about finding the right options for you.