What is the post-exchange syndrome?
Going abroad for studies or internships is a challenging and exciting experience; however, it is harder to come back home. It’s obvious that when you are going abroad you are nervous and excited at the same time. As I have experienced, once you meet new people, explore new places, and get more responsibilities you become […]
How to open a student bank account in Canada?
If you decided to study in Canada, one of the most important things you’ll need to sort out before you arrive is a bank account. Maybe this is one of the last things you checked before going abroad but a bank account is necessary to , make payments, avoid high commissions because of the exchange […]
How is life as an international student in Canada?
Canada is known worldwide as a nation of cultural diversity, friendly people, and tolerant attitudes towards foreigners. However, it’s not the same reading about a country you’re going to study and being there. For this reason, we share with you some basics every international student in Canada need to know about life there. We believe […]
What is the cost of living in Canada?
Studying abroad can be the best experience of your life; however, this must be carefully planned; expenses and paperwork required. We share everything you need to know about the cost of living in Canada. Why Canada? Canada presumes the best quality of life over the world because of its universal healthcare, a socially progressive government, […]
What is to be a homestay family?
Karla and me, Yesica, came to Montreal in 2008 to study English and French and lived with a local Homestay Family for six months. We can say that we lived the most incredible experience an international student could ever live! We did not only meet a Canadian family but we met OUR Family as we […]
Why to live in one of the best neighborhoods of Montreal, The Plateau Mont-Royal?
The Plateau Mont-Royal is the perfect combination between the wealth of a working-class from the past, the entrepreneurial start-up spirit, and the bohemian-chic tendencies of its many resident artists. This is what makes Plateau the perfect neighborhood for students and young people. If you have seen pictures or have walked by this colorful neighborhood, you […]
New Year’s Goal Setting Tips
January indeed seems like a new fresh start for everyone and it is the perfect time to set goals for the New Year; however, we know it is not easy to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. It is hard to change old habits but it is not impossible and this year can be different […]
¿Cómo hemos mejorado para brindarle el mejor servicio de hospedaje a nuestros estudiantes?
Ya casi es fin de año y en MS Homestays estamos muy orgullosos de haber culminado otro año lleno de experiencias con nuestros estudiantes, lamentablemente cada año hay que decir adiós pero también recibimos nuevos estudiantes preparados para vivir la aventura de estudiar en Montreal. Como cada año nos gusta evaluar qué hemos hecho bien, […]
How to get out of your comfort zone? The Montreal Bach Festival
Do you like classical music? Have you listened to classical music before? Maybe you think you don’t like it and it might be because you haven’t listened to it. Classical music just as electronic music is about feelings and interpretation. Each year in Montreal there is a big festival called “The Montreal Bach Festival”, which […]
¿Cómo sobrevivir al invierno en Canadá?
Todos sabemos que Canadá es uno de los países más fríos del mundo, y para las personas que no están acostumbradas a climas tan extremos es más difícil adaptarse, sin embargo, no es imposible. Una de las primeras cosas que debes tener en mente es que hay miles de actividades que puedes realizar al aire […]