Nearby and affordable, St. Lawrence College, in south-eastern Ontario, can provide an ideal international experience. A recent Wall Street Journal article (Blackman, Sept 2015) shows that Canada is the number two destination for U.S. College students enrolling abroad. Furthermore, Statistics Canada reports that average tuition for international undergrads in Canada last year was C$20,447 (about US$15,380). Your post-secondary education will require careful planning and consideration -- Canada may provide the best of both worlds: an international study experience that is both close to home and cost-effective.
*Canada, the No. 2 destination for U.S. college students enrolling abroad, had more than 7,000 U.S. students in 2011-12, according to the Institute of International Education. Statistics Canada reports that average tuition for international undergrads in Canada last year was C$20,447 (about US$15,380).
**"Canada's a great bargain in terms of the quality of education for the cost," says Michele Hernandez, president of college consulting firm Top Tier Admissions. "U.S. schools are crazy expensive and feel like they have to offer every facility, every amenity to attract new students," says Dr. Hernandez. "That's what a lot of your tuition's going to. At a lot of international schools, they don't feel like they have to offer kids a spa or a gym."
St. Lawrence College has many In-Year Bursary and Awards available, including some that are specifically geared toward international students. While these awards are not meant to cover the full expense of your study abroad experience, last year the college awarded over $350,000 to 500+ students across all three campuses:
La Vache Rouge Bursary
Available to an entrance student from the United States enrolled full-time in any program on the Kingston, Brockville or Cornwall Campus. Applicants will have demonstrated a "joie de vivre" through above average academic achievement, school and/or community involvement or volunteerism. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a US citizen.
Linda Ann Daly International Student Award
Available to an international student, studying full time at the Kingston campus, who demonstrates exceptional leadership and academic potential. The successful applicant will have overcome adversity to pursue their education in Canada at St. Lawrence College.
The connections I have made here alone were worth the time. In my time, I have met the Premier of Ontario, the President and CEO of St. Lawrence College- Mr. Glenn Vollebregt, the CEO and CFO of Pita Pit, economists for major banking institutions, and wide range of other business and community leaders. It's an incredible place to learn and grow one's network.Read More