The following links provide important resources for those wishing to study overseas. The decision to leave the country for furthering your education comes with many questions and KOM Consultants are happy to answer all questions about the process of applying to foreign universities. There are, however, issues that may not be covered on our web site and these references will hopefully provide you with information that will help you make informed decisions.
- Australian High Commission
The information on this site is intended for Canadian citizens or other persons usually resident in Canada who would normally seek visa information from the Visa section of the Australian High Commission in Ottawa.
- British High Commission
The information on this site is intended for Canadian citizens or other persons usually resident in Canada who would normally seek visa information from the Visa section of the British High Commission in Ottawa. You can download the Student Visa Application form off this site.
- Australian Visa and Immigration Information
Information on Visa application and laws from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs pertaining to study and immigration in Australia.
- Ontario College of Teachers
Those wishing to study overseas should look on this web site for regulations surrounding teaching in Ontario.
- Provincial Teacher Certification
All students who have obtained a teaching qualification either abroad or nationally, must become certified as teachers in the province where they intend to teach. Each province has its own requirements. All teaching programs that are offered through KOM will allow students to come back to Ontario to teach. We recommend that students consult the provincial bodies.
- Professional Associations in Canada
Students wanting to study professional degrees in a foreign country are recommended to research the professional body in Canada regarding accreditation requirements.
Ontario Student Assistance Program. This site provides information on student loans and grants.
Contact your local provincial Ministry of Health office regarding your time out of your Canadian Province.
- Pacesetter Travel
Pacesetter Travel are the largest single retail agency in North America specializing in Long Haul travel with 30 years experience. They have their own offices in Australia to be of further service when travelling. E-mail Pacesetter Travel and ask them about special rates for KOM Consultants’ clients. Read the Pacesetter/KOM most frequently asked questions.
- Guard Me
Student Guard provides short-term health coverage for students who are travelling out of Canada and out of Australia. This insurance can be purchased for a certain block of time (ie. day, week, month) directly online. This is ideal for the student who will be travelling before or after their study period in Australia.
- Currency Converter
Bank of Canada’s Currency Converter. An on-line tool that converts Canadian Money into Australian dollars and British pounds amongst others.
- Department of Foreign Affairs
This web site, maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs, describes how the Consular Affairs Bureau provides consular services to Canadian travellers abroad. They are committed to helping Canadians prepare for foreign travel and provide them with a variety of services once they are abroad. This site contains vital statistics on target destinations as well as contact information to the Canadian Government while residing in different countries.
- Study in Australia
Live. Learn. Grow. Welcome to the official Australian Government site for studying in Australia. To start your journey, read on.
- Tourism Australia
Welcome to Australia’s Official Tourism Website. This website includes everything you need to know about travel and accommodation in all areas of Australia.
- Australian Rail Maps
This site contains detailed information on rail travel within Australia. The site also contains detailed city rail maps.
- Enjoy England
Enjoy England is the official tourist board for England and part of VisitBritain. Our mission is to grow the value of tourism throughout the English regions, throughout the year.
- Youth Hostel Association of Australia
Search for Youth Hostels and Plan your trip around Australia using interactive maps. You can create your own adventure or select from one of the suggested itineraries. THE source for back-packing and hostelling in Australia.
- Youth Hostel Association of England
YHA (England & Wales) is part of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) – the largest budget accommodation network in the world! Search for Youth Hostels and Plan your trip around England using interactive maps.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader Program
KOM Consultants’ web site contains Adobe Acrobat files you may wish to view/download or print from our web site. The home page for Adobe Acrobat Reader has this program available for download. The program comes with easy to install directions and can be used as a web-browser plug-in and a stand-alone program for reading “PDF” files.