Or for your children?

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U.S. Students Head to Canada Schools 
Thu Oct 3, 4:28 PM ET
By STEVE GIEGERICH, AP Education Writer 

Attracted by relatively low tuition costs, high academic standards and campuses set in urban centers and spectacular countryside, a small but fast-growing number of American students are choosing to spend their college days in a foreign country — Canada. 

The Canadian Embassy in Washington estimates that enrollment at major Canadian schools by U.S. citizens has risen by at least 86 percent over the past three years, to about 5,000 students. 

'I absolutely love it here,' said Amorette Howland, a senior at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, a community of 3,800 people about an hour's drive from the provincial capital of Halifax. 

A 13-hour journey from home in Enfield, Conn., Howland was attracted by the small-town feel of Wolfville — and when she learned that tuition included a new IBM laptop computer. 

Her parents were more impressed by Acadia's academic standards; a minimum combined math and verbal SAT score of 1,100 is required for American students seeking admission. (There is no equivalent college entrance exam for Canadian high school students, who are judged for admissions based on grade point averages.) 

Montreal's McGill University has lured nearly 1,600 Americans north of the border, including sophomore Patrick Cournoyer, who picked it over the University of Vermont and Cornell University. 

McGill's international student tuition fee is $7,000 per year in U.S. dollars. With room and board, McGill officials estimate a student from the states can attend school in Montreal for a total of $12,000 annually. 

'Financially, it wasn't anything to even think about,' Cournoyer said. 'It's so exorbitant the amount of money you pay to go to an American school.' 

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Americans, have you ever considered going to school in Canada?
Or for your children?

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U.S. Students Head to Canada Schools

Thu Oct 3, 4:28 PM ET

By STEVE GIEGERICH, AP Education Writer

Attracted by relatively low tuition costs, high academic standards and campuses set in urban centers and spectacular countryside, a small but fast-growing number of American students are choosing to spend their college days in a foreign country — Canada.

The Canadian Embassy in Washington estimates that enrollment at major Canadian schools by U.S. citizens has risen by at least 86 percent over the past three years, to about 5,000 students.

`I absolutely love it here,` said Amorette Howland, a senior at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, a community of 3,800 people about an hour`s drive from the provincial capital of Halifax.

A 13-hour journey from home in Enfield, Conn., Howland was attracted by the small-town feel of Wolfville — and when she learned that tuition included a new IBM laptop computer.

Her parents were more impressed by Acadia`s academic standards; a minimum combined math and verbal SAT score of 1,100 is required for American students seeking admission. (There is no equivalent college entrance exam for Canadian high school students, who are judged for admissions based on grade point averages.)

Montreal`s McGill University has lured nearly 1,600 Americans north of the border, including sophomore Patrick Cournoyer, who picked it over the University of Vermont and Cornell University.

McGill`s international student tuition fee is $7,000 per year in U.S. dollars. With room and board, McGill officials estimate a student from the states can attend school in Montreal for a total of $12,000 annually.

`Financially, it wasn`t anything to even think about,` Cournoyer said. `It`s so exorbitant the amount of money you pay to go to an American school.`

U.S. Department of Education statistics show the average tuition, room and board paid in 2000-2001 by in-state undergraduates att


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19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/5/02 - 3:25:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its too late for me but save yourselves.
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/18/02 - 10:15:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
I considered it, but decided it would probably be too cold and I didn't want to learn French.
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/18/02 - 10:26:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think I could ever live where it snows.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 1/25/03 - 11:04:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
No I like school right here in Iowa.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/4/03 - 11:20:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hockey school?
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/4/03 - 1:42:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I live in a different state and the out-of-state tuition in Canadia would be too much, though not quite as bad as the other 49 states that use real money.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/4/03 - 1:55:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
My mom went to McGill and I've given some serious thought about it, especially when it comes to that whole "legacy" concept.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/4/03 - 2:04:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
McGill is a good school. And cowdung, you don't need to learn french to come in Canada!
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/17/03 - 9:44:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
No; USA all the way.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 5:01:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
It would help the struggling Canadian economy for them to attract American students to spend their American dollars on the Canadian economy. Mexico attempted a similar maneuver in the 1820’s and it backfired on them hardcore in 1836.

Personally I would love to study in Canada; I’ve heard it’s a beautiful country with friendly people.

18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 5:11:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only BC, because my only real Canadian friend says the rest of Canada sucks.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 5:15:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
And it's true.
I know everything after all.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/28/04 - 10:23:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes.I am possibly considering going to college in canada.Canada has very good medical schools.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/9/04 - 5:43:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
See! We're not that bad! :D
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/9/04 - 5:46:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
My mom and dad said if the wars get any worse then we'll have to move to Canada, but I'm freaked out to because I've heard Candians hate Americans.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/9/04 - 5:46:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
*war, sorry
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/9/04 - 5:50:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Canada it is
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/9/04 - 5:51:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, we have a Canadian girl at our school though.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/9/04 - 5:53:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
hell no
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/9/04 - 5:55:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I wanted to go to a specialty school there.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/5/04 - 7:46:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Canada's a great country that is in no way controlled by George Bush, so that's where I'm going.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/5/04 - 8:42:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I know a girl who is a freshman at McGill, and she was in the National Honor Society in high school.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/5/04 - 8:44:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, actually if i dont go to school in my state than i want to go to canada...espescially if bush wins the election
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/1/04 - 6:18:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Canada is only cold in the winter, the schools are great and half of the stuff they teach is about America anyways there probubly really isn't any differnce except smaller classes and slacker teachers
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/10/04 - 7:27:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
nah, but I'm sure I will go to Canada someday soon....whats the drinking age there? I seriously heard it was like 19, lol.

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