DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7719 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1121 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.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1112 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.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1108 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.
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 14 Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1070 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.
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2700 posts, RR: 8 Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1041 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.