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By Megan Bondurant

In a word, our trip was unbelizable. We were nine Grade 11 and 12 students from Edward Milne Community School (EMCS) traveling with our two Biology teachers to a crazy, wonderful, Central American country on a packed 8 day tour.

We literally got our feet wet on the first day traveling to the majestic ruins of Lamanai. The hour long boat ride to the Mayan ruins motored through dense jungle and unveiled monkeys, crocodiles, lush foliage and a myriad of beautiful birds. Towards the end of the boat ride, the skies darkened and our boat driver quickly threw his shoes in a small cupboard. Seconds later, we were pounded with rain so hard and loud it drowned our cries of surprise and laughter. The shower lasted only a short while but we felt like we had b...

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Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom has launched the competition for awards available to Canadians for graduate study at the PhD level in the United Kingdom (UK). These awards are funded by the United Kingdom Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in conjunction with UK universities.

Deadline:  March 9, 2015

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By Dorothy Barenscott, Ph.D.

When students ask me why I became an art historian or when I knew I wanted to become a professor, I tell a story about education and travel. It happened on the first day of a Grade 12 Western Civilization class when the teacher, Mr. Kennedy, coming in slightly late, out of breath, and with a freshly processed stack of slides from the printing lab, regaled us with stories about his summer trip to Europe from which he had literally returned the day before. Over the next hour, he showed us slide after slide of his adventures, featuring many of the amazing architecture, paintings, and sculptures we would be studying in his class. The passion and enthusiasm with which he spoke was infectious, and the connection between education and travel would bea...

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By Susan Seto

Yes, you’ve made it! You’ve been accepted to study abroad. You’re dancing around in your kitchen while reading your acceptance letter out loud. It’s an incredible feeling, isn’t it?

Just as the adrenaline rush dies down, you realize this isn’t going to be cheap. However, don’t let this discourage you. With careful planning and preparation, you will be able to pursue your dream to go abroad.

Here are 10 ways to save:

  1. Start saving now. Open a separate savings account and set aside a small amount each week. Even if it is just $5 each week, it will accumulate. Every little bit counts.
  2. Keep a budget. Give yourself a budget each month. Track your spending in an excel sheet or download an...
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