International Student Admissions
Horizon Educational Consulting will help you prepare your application with:
- Transcript reviews for application requirements from prior learning experiences
- Support with study permit applications (student visa)
- Consultations via Skype according to time zones
- English language proficiency skills screening
- Personal statement / application essay preparation assistance
- In-person guided tour of preferred schools in the Ottawa area
- Ongoing support and progress monitoring during studies in Canada
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The best information is available from an experienced education consultant to answer all you questions about schools and Homestays while in Canada. Let me prepare your study experience with guidance and trust in offering the best study solutions possible.
High schools are either public (where most Canadian students attend) and is considered mainstream education. Class sizes are 20-30 students and the school year is divided into two semesters with four subjects studied in the first semester and four different subjects studied in the second semester. International students attending public high schools live with a Canadian family, which is called a Homestay.
Private schools have smaller classes (10 -15 students) and offer more individualized attention from teachers. Private schools and private boarding schools (where students live on campus) have higher costs but also offer high quality education.
University / College (Post Secondary)
Post-secondary studies include college and university options depending on program interest and career goals. All major cities in Canada offer college programs which are more technical, practical and shorter in duration.
Universities offer three and four year programs which are called undergraduate studies and major universities offer post-graduate Masters and Doctorate level studies. Many students in Canada now begin in College programs and transfer to universities through co-operative partnerships between institutions to obtain practical and theoretical foundations in their field of study.
Good English language skills are required to study in high school or post-secondary programs in Canada. Students with strong English skills can take regular mandatory English classes, while students with developing English skills will be placed in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
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