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Old 10-19-2016, 10:37 PM
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I'm looking for advice or input for the best places in Canada to study as an international student. I'm an American who wants to move to Canada to study business. I've lived in Maine all of my life and my primary language is English (my French skills are terrible so I'd be best to avoid Quebec). I'm looking for a place that is preferably in the Maritimes with plenty of culture and attractions but affordable as well. Does anyone have any recommendations on universities? I'm looking to live off-campus so the cost of living and vibe of the city is important to me.

I've looked into programs at UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, and Dalhousie. All three universities seem nice and the cities seem like they would be nice to live in. I've visited Saint John and Fredericton several times and I like them equally but I've heard that Saint John has a crime and drug problem. Is this true? I've never been to Halifax but from what I've read, it seems like a nice city to live in but the rent seems higher.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:00 AM
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Actually even if you don't speak French you would do just fine in Montreal. Many people here are bilingual so it is easy to use English if you're at the store or out and about. McGill has a large population of students from other parts of Canada and the US and they do just fine while they are here. It would also be a good chance to learn another language. Both our English universities (Concordia and McGill) have strong business programs.
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:13 PM
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Dalhousie has a well-regarded business program. That's probably your best bet, based on reputation.

Saint John is a bit sketchy, yes, around the harbour. UNB Fredericton would be a nice place to study, but Dal still has the better reputation.

Canada's best business schools are mainly at the larger universities. Queen's, Western, U of Toronto, McGill, Concordia, York U.
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