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Arbutus College student testimonials demonstrate student satisfaction

Three students of Arbutus College share their Canadian study experience in the institution’s newly-released video on social media. Bruna Weber from Brazil, Dejana Djekic from Serbia and Shiela Tolentino from the Philippines talk about their study goals and the support extended by the College to help them realise their dreams of a future loaded with…

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Meet Acsenda lecturer Mary Charleson — author, marcomms expert, outdoors woman

Acsenda School of Management lecturer Mary Charleson epitomises today’s empowered woman — educator, marketing thought leader, speaker and a published author of two books, Five-Minute Marketing and Word of Mouth Mouse and Mobile. As a writer, she had a regular column for Business in Vancouver and the Huffington Post for a number of years and contributed articles to the Globe and Mail, Strategy, Marketing Magazine, Vancouver…

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Canada a most popular study destination among education agents in 2019

In a survey conducted among over 2,000 educations agents from 119 countries, Canada emerged as the most popular study destination being recommended by 55% of education agents in 2019 compared with 48% in 2018 in spite of the perceived difficulty of obtaining visas particularly for work and travel study programs.

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A Canadian Christmas caps 2019 for Arbutus students

Arbutus College students have been invited to a number of events in the city and everyone in the campus community felt the excitement in the air particularly on the days leading up to Christmas.

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Acsenda students go hiking with President Mort at Lynn Canyon Park

Acsenda School of Management students are a fun-loving and adventuresome lot. Quite naturally, they’re just taking the lead of President Neil Mort who recently went hiking with them to Lynn Canyon Park in Vancouver’s northern district – the wintry season notwithstanding.

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Bogdan Shpyra – successfully juggling time between work and studies

Bogdan Shpyra is no ordinary marketing student. At 25, he has lived a pretty amazing life, having travelled the world on a luxury cruise ship as a fitness manager and visiting at least 40 countries in just two years.

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Acsenda undertakes shoreline cleanup

Students and staff of Acsenda School of Management recently participated in a major cleanup drive of the Vancouver shoreline.

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Arbutus College showcases study options at the Surrey Latin Festival in BC

Last month, Arbutus College attended the Latin Festival in Surrey, British Columbia, and had great success engaging with many prospective students who were interested in studying in Vancouver.

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Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College welcome agents to first Open House

This month the Acsenda School of Management opened its doors to agents to showcase the specialised range of courses available at both the Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College, as part of our very first on-campus Open House event.

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Introducing Lidija Lazarevic, Acsenda School of Management’s new Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing (onshore)!

Lidija Lazarevic’s career in the international education industry began in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008, when she started working for the government in the Agency of Higher Education and Quality Assurance.

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Arbutus College Director Alfredo Vazquez issues reminder about study permits

Arbutus College Director Alfredo Vazquez has issued a reminder to all incoming students to work on getting their study permits well ahead of their deadline for their intake start dates.

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The story behind Acsenda’s ‘Pizza with the President’

At the beginning of each school term, Acsenda School of Management students are treated to a remarkable experience with President Neil Mort in an activity called “Pizza with the President.”

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A quick guide to Vancouver's public transport

For international students who have just arrived in Vancouver, the first thing that they’re most likely to want to learn about would be navigating the bustling metropolitan city on their own and through public transport.

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Canada Day back-to-back celebrations at Acsenda and Arbutus

On 1 July, people in Canada celebrated the country’s 152nd anniversary. Students, faculty and staff of Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College celebrated “Canada Day” with a program of activities that included food, fun and games as well as brief speeches from students who talked about their experience of living in their new “home.”

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Exciting opportunities await high-performing students at EduCo's Canadian institutions

EduCo institutions in Canada are offering Admission Grants of up to C$10,000 to high-performing international students for the October 2019 intake. Acsenda  School of Management is giving away scholarships of up to C$10,000 while Arbutus College is offering admission grants of up to 40% of tuition fees for eligible students.

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International students’ study choices: degree, diploma or certificate program?

International students in EduCo’s study destinations have a choice whether to pursue their degree programs or opt for the shorter certificate or diploma programs. This all depends on their study and career goals. It is best for students to be able to differentiate one from the other.

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Acsenda encourages student engagement with a full events calendar

Acsenda School of Management has been regularly sending out notices month after month of upcoming events on campus. Activities included inspirational speakers for the Inspire and Aspire Speaker Series, a session with Acsenda President Neil Mort in Pizza with the President, participation in the Stanley Park Walk, Acsenda Student Awards and Filipino-inspired Dance Lesson.

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Arbutus College opens evening classes for new Hospitality Management programs

Arbutus College, an EduCo institution offering vocational courses in Canada, has opened evening classes for its new hospitality management programs. The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management requires eight months of academic studies. The Advanced Co-op Diploma in Hospitality Management requires eight months of academic studies and another eight months of co-op experience.

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Acsenda shifts focus into bachelor’s degree programs

Acsenda School of Management President Neil Mort has announced that they will be suspending new enrolment for three diploma and certificate programs. Acsenda will be focusing on its bachelor’s degree program offerings.

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Acsenda celebrates Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day

February has been a busy month for students of Acsenda School of Management. They marked the Lunar New Year on 5 February and Valentine’s Day on 14 February with a get-together, sharing greetings, gifts and food over fun and games. Both events were shared with Acsenda faculty and staff. Acsenda especially held the celebration of…

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