First semester at McGill University!

McGill University is one of the world’s best universities, ranked 32 (the only Canadian university to be in the top 35 for 15 years running) by the 2018 IQS World University Rankings and is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States and the entire world. It is celebrated for its thriving international diversity and the research intensities on a global scale. McGill is one of most successful research-intensive universities, and was awarded $547,5 million in research funding in 2016. It was also ranked 1st or 2nd “Research University of the Year” for the past 15 years among Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities according to Re$earch Infosource 2017. Continue reading
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The museums of NYC

New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historical sites, many of which are internationally known. It is also known as an expensive city, but there are many ways in which the city is generous to New Yorkers and tourists. Many of the city’s best attractions, museums, galleries and performances offer free entry or pay-what-you-wish options, be it for a select day of the month or evening hours every week. Those seeking a bargain can use the no-cost or low-cost admittance to take a chance on the unknown or to return to a favourite art work, exhibit or gallery again and again.

Below is a just a selection of our favourite! There are other free places, such as the galleries and museums of area colleges and universities.

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Hiking while at SFU

One semester in Vancouver … and what an amazing semester! British Columbia is the right place for nature lovers. Burnaby and its surrounding areas gather a diversity and a myriad of beautiful landscapes. There’s something for everybody!

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Brooklyn and its neighborhoods

Brooklyn is the most popular borough of New York City. Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city until January 1st, 1898, according to new Municipal Charter of “Greater New-York”. Brooklyn was consolidated with the other cities, boroughs and countries to form the modern “City of New-York”. During the first decade of the 21st century, Brooklyn has experienced a renaissance: it became a place for hipsters, gentrification was settled, house prices increased. Now, Brooklyn is a hub of entrepreneurship and high technology startup firms and a place for postmodern art and design.

 

 

Here is a map of Brooklyn and its different neighborhoods. We will explain the history of some of these neighborhoods.

 

First, we will focus on Bushwick.

 

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Life at Pace: The Sport Culture in New York City

New York City offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy sport in one of the most dynamic cities in the United States. As the city is giant, many teams play in the Big Apple: 2 for basketball (Knicks and Nets), 2 for ice hockey (Rangers and Islanders), 2 for baseball (Yankees and Mets), 2 for soccer (NYC FC and NY Red bull) and 2 for Football (Giants and Jets). Seasons begin at different times all over the year to offer America always at least one sport to watch, and almost each evening TV channels show games. As you arrive in January for the Transcontinental Track, you’ll only have the basketball and ice hockey seasons (there is football too, but it can be quite hard to become a supporter as the Super bowl takes place early-February).

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