UCC Web Chat

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So we recently had a web chat with the University College Cork’s school of pharmacy. In case you missed it, here it is, but in case you don’t want to click in to view it, because you’re at school or at work and you really shouldn’t be on your phone….here’s the main points to take from this web chat with this awesome Irish school. (see below the video)

1. Canadians don’t require a visa to enter Ireland. …

Unexpected Opportunities

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What a couple months it has been! Let me tell you, I thought I was lucky to just study in Australia but turns out, I got an opportunity to study in Hong Kong as well. I studied abroad, to study abroad again. I clocked up my frequent flier miles, that’s for sure!

I prefer the cold, being Canadian and all so it was a little bit saddening to leave Brisbane during its winter…(Northern Australian winter is like Calgary spring temperatures). …

Weekend Trip To Melbourne

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One of the best things about Adelaide is its location and proximity to other major Australian cities. With flights to Melbourne only one hour, two hours to Sydney and Brisbane, and three and a half hours to Perth, a weekend getaway is a short flight away. This past weekend, Melbourne was my destination of choice for a brief weekend escape, accompanied by my girlfriend, who was visiting from Canada.


Exciting News For Film Students

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Exciting new opportunity for film students
at the University of South Australia.

Our Bachelor of Media Arts ‘Media Industry Placement’ with Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) is the perfect platform for students who want a career in the film industry.

RSP is a world renowned visual effects studio, with major clients including film studios and independent producers from around the world. The Adelaide based studio has created thousands of visual effects for over 100 films. …

A Typical Week In Dental School

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I’m sure many of you have your own idea of what dental school may be like- I know I definitely had my own assumptions before I came here! Whether you think of caffeine-laden all-nighters, or adrenaline-fueled clinic sessions, I’ll lay it out for you here and let you judge for yourself. Keep in mind that I’m only a second year student, and the schedule and allocation of contact hours will change drastically in the upper years (less lectures and more clinic with patients!) Also, …

Australia Expectations V Reality

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Expectation #1: GPA will remain the same.


Reality: While not everyone will be affected by a GPA drop the majority of study abroad students will see a change. This could be due to various circumstances like language barrier, change of education style, and stress of being in an unfamiliar country.


Solution: Don’t neglect your study! Ask for help whenever you need it. Universities are very approachable and provide students lots of support and resources. …

Macquarie maintains strong position in ARWU rankings

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It’s the most widely consulted ranking for international students and once again Macquarie University has been classed as one of the region’s leading universities in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Macquarie’s pioneering research discoveries and respected academic programs have once again seen the University recognised as within the ten best universities in Australia.

It joins 47 other leading universities in the Asia-Pacific that appear within the top 300 in the world. …

Soaking In All Of Alberta Before Studying Abroad

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KOM Consultants would like to introduce you to anther one of our bloggers, Amelia, and this is her first blog!

As she is set to pack up her life and move to the UK, Amelia decides to explore her hometown one last time and take it all in :)

We’ll hear more from Amelia throughout the year as she studies at the University of Gloucestershire

When I thought about applying to school abroad, …

How Amazon got the man with the MBA

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Completing an MBA at Griffith University proved a springboard to the United States and an exciting career opening with Amazon.com for Elliott Nash.

A combination of university degrees and in-depth industry experience brought his profile to the attention of recruiters when the online retail giant went looking for a suitable candidate to take up a technical program manager position in Seattle.

“Due to my hands-on technical background I was referring to myself as a technical project manager on LinkedIn,” Elliott explains. …