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A great place to study and to live!

Affectionately referred to by locals as “the Soo”, the city of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario is home to 75,000 people. Located right across the international bridge from Michigan, USA, it is a destination that truly offers a little something for everyone.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the area is home to some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world with plenty of nearby parks, hiking trails, lakes, and campgrounds just waiting to be explored. Or, for those who are less 'action-inclined', the city also boasts plenty of fun shops and restaurants, as well as a collection of historical sites and museums for anyone hopingto experience something a bit more cultural.

And then, of course, there are the student opportunities. With a long list of courses and an equally impressive pair of institutions to choose from, it is no wonder that the Soo's reputation as an education destination is continuing to grow!

Small class sizes, affordable tuition fees, beautiful environment, friendly campus atmosphere, and an IELTS requirement of 6.0 … These are just a few of Algoma University's top selling points especially when it comes to attracting top international students.

“Algoma has a close-knit community that makes it ideal for students from Bangladesh,” saysFarhana Ali, who is a Counselor at the Dhaka-based Canadian University Application Centre.“What international students need most is the personalized attention be it from professors, friendly familiar faces on campus, or international student services. It really makes a big difference, and that's precisely what they find at Algoma.”

Hosting only around 1,400 students each year, Algoma aims to keep its programs small and supportive. And, to that end, the school's team of internationally respected professors regularly go out of their way to help students succeed offering a diverse set of classes from each of the university's departments, including Biology, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Community Economic & Social Development.

Algoma also has a full-time International Student Advisor on staff, to aidstudents in matters relating to visas or immigration, and a range of other specially tailored services. These include a Muslim prayer room, international film nights, and the Algoma Multicultural Students Association, or AMSA, which is an organization run by international students. A series of cultural events including an annual EID dinner is even hosted throughout the year, through which students are encouraged to share their own cultures and traditions.

For students looking to get more directly involved in their school community, Algoma's small size makes it a perfect place to do so. It's a place where you can be downtown shopping and your professor meets you and drives you back to campus.



Not too far away lies the equally welcoming campus of Sault College a separate institution, focusing on courses for Applied Arts and Technology.

Established in 1965, Sault College has grown tremendously over the years, continuously adding programs within all itsdisciplines. And with the second highest college rating for Student Satisfaction in all of Ontario (at 82.8%), it is no wonder why a growing number of international scholars are choosing this school as an excellent study destination.

While Sault College is quite a bit larger than Algoma serving the needs of approximately 9,000 part-time and full-time students each year it similarly prides itself on offering students a warm, friendly environment. An environment in which people make an effort to remember your name, and happily celebrate your achievements.

Sault College is also a great place to go if you're interested in studying something a bit different. For example, it is currently home to one of the best-recognized aviation programs in all of Canada, and also offers such unique and popular programs as Fish and Wildlife studies, Media and Design, Social Work, and Culinary and Hospitality studies. Though don't get caught into thinking this is a destination only for those looking to study 'off the beaten track' topics! Sault College also has a strong range of more traditional focuses, such as Mathematics, Engineering Technology, Business, and Nursing. And no matter whatsubject area you choose, the focus at Sault College is on preparing you for a successful career ahead. With a very high graduate employment rate of 83.3%, Sault College is a great choice for anyone looking to start out their careers on the right foot.

Interested in learning more about studies inCanada? Be sure to visit www.canada123.org. Even better, come and meet us in person either by dropping by our Dhaka-based Canadian University Application Centre (or 'CUAC') office on Gulshan Road, or by attending the Third Annual CUAC Canadian Education Fair in Dhaka. Many Canadians will travel to Dhaka to help you in person.

WHEN: Friday, 12th October - 12 noon to 8 pm
WHERE: The Westin Hotel, Gulshan 2, Dhaka
*** BY INVITATION ONLY. Contact us today (via email at dhaka@canada123.org or by phone at 02.8826445) to book your place!

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