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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Hello

in connection with my recent post regarding further studies, i have collected lots of useful information from all users...

and i have chosen to go to either australia or canada... but now i dont know which.. so can some1 tell me which one is better and why?!

help convince me... i am too weak to do that myself.. hehe thanks!

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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

McGill in Montreal...



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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

I heard of McGill too but can you tell me why McGill and why Montreal? i wanna compare the places thanks

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Why McGill?

Best college town (Princeton review)

The Harvard of Canada (Newsweek rates it as one of the 12 hottest uni's in North America).

Beautiful campus (with lots of greenery) in the middle of downtown. Traditional buildings mixed with skyscrapers.

Very friendly people.

Why montreal?

One of the safest cities in the world.

Very multicultural.

Excellent public transport system.

Arguably, it has the best night life in all of North America. Also it has the highest restaurants per capita after NYC in all of North America.

The highest students per capita in North America.

Beautiful, full of amazing architecture and a beautiful mix of Europe and america.

Hope that helps. I'm in McGill so if you have any questions please ask!

(BTW you'll have so much fun in the orientation week if you do decide to come!)



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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

go to college in the United States!



User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

OK Marco has got some points.. but why USA, TNNH?

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Actually I am curious as to why you chose to focus on Cananda and Austrailia. Personally, and I know I said this before but it bears repeating, I think you need to figure out what kind of place you want to live before picking a school. I really think place is a far more important factor, you could be at the greatest school in the world and then just completely hate the weather. Montreal is a lot different from Calgary or Sydney or Perth or Austin. And I think that is really the most important thing.

And not to sound like a jingoistic flag-waver... but by keeping the US an option, you really have choice of hundreds, if not thousands of schools... that maybe the exact one you are looking for.



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User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

I went to college in Canada and I would not recommend going to school there. McGill is OK, but overrated as an educational institudtion (I have friends whe graduated from there and my father is an alumnus and a former professor there, so don't believe all the hype). Between your two choices, I would go to Australia. Better weather, friendlier people and better-looking women. I doubt that college standards are much different bwteen Canada and Australia. What really matters is where you plan on settling afterwards.

As for Montreal, as it was mentioned above, it's pretty run-down, but a fun city -- good night life. Horrible weather though, especially in the winter.


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

I wouldn't call Montreal run-down, nor do I think McGill's reputation is over-hyped, I know quite a few successful alumni and a few students and they love it and say its great, from what I've seen I have to agree with them.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

I somehow find it that i like Canada more than the US. i dono why... but just wanting ppl to suggest here... where should i go...

User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

I somehow find it that i like Canada more than the US. i dono why... but just wanting ppl to suggest here... where should i go...

Have you ever been to Canada or the U.S.?


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

yes once in a few years like 2-3 years

last visit was July 2002


User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Why are you only focusing on Canada and Australia. Why not broaden your search to include Europe and the US? It shouldn't be on as much as the country you are in, but if the school is the right "fit" for you. Hell, it just might turn out there is no school in Canada or Australia that feels like a good fit, so you should always keep an open mind. So remember this: School first, country later, because once you have a narrower list of schools, then you can start checking off the specifics and even visit some of them.

User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Really, it all depends on what you're going to study. And why ignore the rest of the world. Europe and the US have some very good schools that shouldent be ignored.

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

good points have been raised for me.... i am checkin on some schools at australia at the moment but i will also look in the US. thanks...

but i personally like australia maybe the environment, i do not konw why ... and plus it is closer from home so i can go back whenever there is a long weekend...

i dono, but all suggestions/opinions are welcome


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

You should take TNNH's advice and go to Uni. in the US !

Maybe his mummy will kick in the cash to cover the ridiculous price as well ?

For an undergraduate degree it really doesn't matter too much where and what you study. For a general degree things are remarkably equal so your decision should really be based on the qualities (price, life-style, weather or what ever is important to you) - or not - of the location itself, not so much the school.

Don't be fooled by what amounts to PR from schools claiming to be better, much of it is hype designed to part you with money unnecessarily. Save the cash for a post-grad degree when where and what you study really matter.



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