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Welcome to Canada

A land of unparallel natural beauty, vast green landscapes, and hockey games, Canada is unlike any other place in the world. It is more European in style and mindset than the United States but it is more diverse and industrious than most European countries. Canada’s apparent geographical isolation from the rest of the world is what allowed it to develop its unique identity. The liberal attitude of progression and tolerance attracts thousands of new immigrants to Canada every year – in cities like Toronto one out of two residents was born outside of Canada. Canada has miles of protected wilderness which makes it a top destination for a naturalist or any students who appreciate nature. It also carries a rich history with towns like St. John’s Newfoundland – the oldest city in North America.

Canada is the best travel destinations in North America for students seeking outdoor adventures. It is the American equivalent of Switzerland – that capital of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing and exploring. If outdoor fun seems a bit too archaic or intimidating for your taste, then Canada offers multiple opportunities for urban escape; cities like Toronto and Montreal are quickly growing to be the cosmopolitan metropolises in the likes of New York. Canada offers the visitor with piece of the familiar with its own unique twist; you will never feel far away from home and at the same time experience the riches of Canada’s nature, history and generous populous.

When to go

Canada’s winters can be notoriously rough, especially in the Northeast; however it is the ideal season for anyone who enjoys winter sports. Summer has the favorable weather, but also its share of tourists. When you decide to study in Canada largely depends on why you are going.


University of Toronto: Home to over 30,000 undergraduates, University of Toronto is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Canada. U of T was the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research and various other innovations in the field of biology. The university holds an impressive list of staff and notable alumni.

Carleton University: Established in 1942, CU quickly grew to become a world renowned institution. It caters to over 25,000 students annually and it offers 65 different programs across many disciplines. The staff includes recipients of the Nobel Prize and recipients of the Order of Canada.

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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarships to fund your study abroad experience. Here is a list of Diversity Abroad scholarships available for study in this country:

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship
Diversity Network Summer Scholarship
Diversity Abroad & CISI Planning Scholarship

For more scholarships, visit Scholarships for Study Abroad in Canada

Staying Healthy & Safe in Canada

A couple of important links to help you stay healthly and secure while traveling to Canada:

Health & Safety Information for Travel to Canada

Canada Safety & Security Overview

For Alumni

If you have studied abroad in Canada, consider creating a profile and sharing your experience. What you have to say could help inspire another student considering studying abroad. You can also submit an article to be considered for publication on our website. Contact us at content@diversitabroad.org for more information!

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Also, here are some links to potential opportunities for students who have studied abroad and graduates interested in work opportunities in Canada.

Teach Abroad in Canada
Intern Abroad in Canada
Volunteer Abroad in Canada

Diversity Guide to Canada

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    British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%

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